How to Use Blokada

How to Use Blokada

What is Blokada?

Blokada is a powerful Android app that blocks ads, trackers, malware and more. The Blokaka project was started in 2016 by developers Karol Gusak. The goal was to help Android users block intrusive ads and trackers that suck up your data and invade your privacy. This project started right here on XDA and quickly grew to one of the most popular ad-blocking Android apps.

Blokada ad blocker

Blokada as block enabled

Blokada blocked trackers

Today Blokaka continues to be a powerful and effective ad-block solution. New features have made their way onto the app like a VPN service, DNS, and app control.

Blokada is very popular among Android TV users, with its ability to block the ads that are common with streaming services. The app will work on any device that runs android. Blokada is updated frequently by its dedicated developers.

How to Install the Official APK

By default, Android will block the installation of non-Play store APKs. They do this to prevent any malicious apps from being installed under your nose. So first we will tell android to allow apps from unknown sources. To do this, go to Settings > Security > Unknown sources

Next, you’ll want to download the latest version APK and install it like normal.

Download the latest Blokada APK

Select the file after the download is complete

Install the app

Now you should have successfully installed Blokada from the APK on their website.

How to Activate Ad-Block

When you launch Bloakada for the first time, you’ll be greeted with the main screen that shows a power button icon. When you select this, you’ll activate the ad-block service.

A notification will pop up with the following message:

VPN Connection Request

Select “ok” and the ad-block service will begin. At the bottom of the home screen, you’ll be able to keep track of how many ads have been blocked successfully. You’ll be surprised at how many background connections your device makes on just about any website.

How to Whitelist Websites

Once you have your ad-block VPN service enabled, you might want to whitelist some websites. This means your selected websites will not use the ad-block, and you will see them as they’re intended.

To manage your whitelist, select the “blocked” menu from the main page. You should now see an option that says “Allowed Hosts”. There is where you’re going to submit an entry to be whitelisted.

Blokada Whitelist

Adding a website to the whitelist is easy. Just select “add a new host to the allowed list” and type in the URL of the website. Then you’ll give it a nickname, and you’ll complete the submission. Now when you visit that website, the ads will not be blocked.