1. Subscribe to YouTube Premium
YouTube fans have the option of subscribing to YouTube Premium to enjoy an ad-free experience when watching the videos. The subscription-only costs a few dollars every month and it does not put any limit on the number of videos that you can watch on YouTube. Subscribers will also get access to Google Play Music. YouTube Premium can work on phone and desktop computer.
2. Use Ad Blocking Software to Block Ads on YouTube
Another option is to use the ad blocking software to remove the ads on YouTube. If you want to watch ad-free YouTube videos on your phone, you must use the mobile version of the ad blocking software. If your phone is based on Android, you must download the ad blocking software compatible with Android. If you have iOS phone, you must download an iOS compatible ad blocking software.
If you decide to use an ad blocking software, you cannot use the native YouTube app. The reason is that YouTube app is one of those apps that will not give permission to third-party certificates to be used for secure connections. Replacing YouTube certificate with a third party certificate is a crucial step that must be implemented by the ad blocking program to unblock the ad. With the latest update on Android, the native YouTube app will not launch if the third party certificate is replaced.
The benefit of using a third party app to watch YouTube videos is that you don’t need to have root access. The third party app will work on the majority of Android devices. The downside is that there is a risk that the developer can access your personal data, for example, the same thing happens in YouTube native app, as it will require you to give them permission to access your data. It is dangerous to install an app by an unknown developer as you never know that the app is created to hack into the user phone and steal important information.
Therefore, if you want to use a third-party app, make sure to check if it is popular and how many times it has been downloaded. If the app is downloaded many times, it means that it can be trusted and is safe to download. Besides, third-party app does not regularly get updated. The app can become unavailable at any time since it is provided for free.
3. Watch YouTube Videos on a Browser in Your Phone
Another option is to watch the YouTube videos on the phone browser. Ad blockers can’t block ads on many web browsers except Safari. The advantage of opening YouTube on Safari is that its template can load with only minimal inconveniences. If you want to keep the native app, just create a shortcut with a different icon that doesn’t look the same as the shortcut icon of the native app. In this way, you will be able to conveniently access the app from your home screen.
If you use third-party YouTube app, you will be able to use ad blocking program like AdGuard to block the ads in the YouTube videos. In the third party YouTube app, there is usually a built-in pop- up blocker but it usually doesn’t work properly in disabling the ads on YouTube. Furthermore, if it disables the ads on YouTube, it may display its own ads instead to monetize the app. With AdGuard, you can disable all types of ads once and for all in YouTube and in the page of the browser that you are surfing. Get more details at
If you still see ad after enabling the ad blocking software, you should go to the settings and check it has been switched off or configured incorrectly. You must make sure that the site where you don’t want to see the ads is not filtered in the white-list.