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How to Remove Taboola News from a Samsung Phone (Easiest)

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This is the shortest and quickest way from GuruSamsung to remove the taboola news from any Samsung device, it can be done easily, there’s no expertise needed. I have personally done it on my phones, you can do so.

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BEFORE
no ads and no taboola ads
AFTER

Quick summary

  • Taboola News is a content discovery platform that can be difficult to remove from a Samsung phone.
  • There are four ways to remove Taboola News from a Samsung phone:
    • Use the Private DNS.
    • Disable the Taboola News widget.
    • Use a malware scanner.
    • Reset your Samsung phone to factory settings.

Taboola News is a content discovery platform that provides users with personalized recommendations for news articles and other content. It is often bundled with other apps and can be difficult to remove from a Samsung phone.

If you are seeing Taboola News on your Samsung phone and you want to remove it, there are a few things you can do.

Method 1: Using DNS Settings on Samsung

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  • Open your Android device’s settings.
  • Tap on “Connections.”
  • Select “More connection settings.”
  • Choose “Private DNS.”
  • Tap on “Private DNS provider hostname.”
  • Enter “DNS.ADGUARD.com” into the text field.
  • If you’re using Wi-Fi, note that it might take a few minutes for the DNS changes to take effect.

This method changes your DNS to a custom one, and it can block Taboola ads, as well as other ads from third-party providers.

This will remove the Taboola News app from your phone.

Method 2: Disable the Taboola News widget

If you have a Taboola News widget on your home screen, you can disable it to prevent it from displaying.

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  1. Long-press on an empty space on your home screen.
  2. Tap on Widgets.
  3. Long-press on the Taboola News widget and drag it to the Remove icon.

Method 3: Use a malware scanner

If you are still seeing Taboola News on your Samsung phone after uninstalling the app and disabling the widget, it’s possible that you have malware installed on your device. Use a malware scanner to scan your device for malware and remove it.

There are a number of free and paid malware scanners available for Android devices.

Method 4: Reset your Samsung phone to factory settings

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If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you’re still seeing Taboola News on your Samsung phone, you can try resetting your phone to factory settings. This will erase all of the data on your phone, so be sure to back up your important data before resetting your phone.

To reset your Samsung phone to factory settings:

  1. Go to Settings > General management > Reset > Factory data reset.
  2. Tap on Reset and then tap on Delete all to confirm.
no ads of taboola feed in samsung

Method 5: Using an App or Extension

  • Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  • Search for and install an ad-blocking browser extension like Adblock Plus or AdGuard.
  • Open your preferred browser (e.g., Chrome or Firefox).
  • Tap the menu icon (three dots) in the browser and go to “Extensions” or a similar option.
  • Enable the ad-blocking extension and customize its settings to block Taboola ads.
  • Save the settings and restart your browser.

This method uses browser extensions to block Taboola ads specifically while browsing on your Android device.

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Conclusion

If you’re struggling to remove Taboola News from your Samsung phone, don’t worry. By following the steps mentioned above, you should be able to get rid of it with ease. However, if you still encounter any issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to Samsung customer support for further assistance. They’ll be able to guide you through the process and help you get your phone back to normal.

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I'm Maruti Kashyap, your Samsung tech expert with over 10 years of experience. Find troubleshooting guides, performance tips, and app recommendations at GuruSamsung.com. With access to global Samsung service centers, I'm always up-to-date on the latest. Join me for a seamless Samsung experience.

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