Android Ads on Lock Screen (Charging Lock Removal)

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This page aims to help you remove the Android Ads on Lock Screen that comes alongside ES File Explorer and a variety of other applications. These Android Ads on Lock Screen removal instructions work for all Android devices.

Are there annoying ads over your android’s device lock-screen? – we might be able to help you!

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Recently a large number of users have been complaining that once they attempt to unlock their android smartphone, they are greeted by a blue screen and pop-up ads all over the place. At first this may seem odd and even disturbing, because you might think that some kind of virus has gotten onto your device. Know that there’s probably no need to worry. Intrusive ads are commonplace among both mobile devices and computers and they are usually caused by the same thing. There’s a certain type of programs, whose main purpose is exactly that – the generation of various intrusive and annoying ads. This type of programs/application is called Adware. It should be noted that not all ads you see on your phone are caused by an adware-like feature loaded into another app you have installed.These Ads will appear every time you try to unlock your phone and are a sure sign, that you dealing with one of those intrusive, ad-generating programs that go out of their way to annoy you with their intrusive pop-ups.

Its easy to name the app responsible as Adware, but the reality is that someone somewhere made a terrible decision to add this Android Ads on Lock Screen to his app. You’re not supposed to see ads when you open your phone. Still, as we mentioned earlier, there’s no need to panic. It might seem strange and you might even think that a malicious program is messing with you phone, but this is hardly ever the case. Adware programs themselves are not dangerous. The main problem with them is that they are overly annoying and often frustrating. Besides, those ads on your lock-screen/charging-screen might also block certain notifications – yet another reason to find a way to quickly remove the annoying app. There is still another kink to this issue – the content of the Ads themselves. Definitely not fun if your friends see your phone covered in Viagra Ads….. Interacting with them is, of course, inadvisable – some of the ads might open some kind of malicious internet page or maybe even start downloading harmful (or otherwise unwanted) content on your device. This does not happen in the majority of cases and most of the ads are legal and safe. Still, we advise you not to risk your phone’s security and have the app responsible for the ads removed as soon as possible. For that, we have prepared a guide down below this article on how to have the unwanted program removed from your device.

Before we move on to the removal part, we will give you some extra information on how those adware applications get installed on your smartphone and how to avoid getting them in future.

There are many ways to get an adware on a computer, therefore it is more difficult to protect your PC from such programs. However, when it comes to smartphones, the options are vastly diminished. In the majority if cases there’s basically one main way of adware distribution among android smartphones – via apps that you can get from the store. The fact that you can download these apps from Google Store comes to show that they are not illegal, it’s just that the generated ads are very annoying. Unfortunately, there’s often no way of knowing if an application, that you attempt to download, will have the intrusive ads integrated in it. Here, we can only give you a short list of apps that users most commonly complain from due to ad-generation:

  • Xender
  • Amber Weather Widget
  • Kitty Play
  • Touchpal
  • Z Camera

Also most most apps related to GO tend to have that annoying feature of displaying obstructive ads over your display.

Another very common complaint is from ES file explorer – this app’s charge boost feature is said to shorten your phone’s charging time and boost your battery life. However, often it’s most prominent feature are the Android Ads on Lock Screen that you see when your phone is charging. It may even prevent you from getting certain notifications. With all of that being said, you should’ve already made up your mind whether or not you want to keep the program that is causing all these ads. Know that in some cases it might be difficult to know which exact app is responsible for the intrusive pop-ups. If you’re in doubt, try to remember what was the last application you downloaded before the adverts started to appear. Also know that this annoying feature is usually associated with free or cheap applications, so keep that in mind.

Remove Android Ads on Lock Screen

One of the possible sources of the Lock screen Ads is the ES File Explorer application.

If you want to keep using the ES File Explorer it is possible to turn off this annoying feature by opening the ES File Explorer app and changing the settings.

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  • NOTE: The Lock Screen Ads can also be added to other apps from the below-mentioned list. It may be possible to turn it off by looking at the settings of those Apps in a way similar to ES File Explorer

Remove Apps carrying Ads on Lock Screen from you device

Normally you remove Android apps from the Settings menu -> Apps -> (App name)

Apps identified to have Ads embedded:

  • ES File Explorer
  • Xender
  • Amber Weather Widget
  • GO Weather Forecast & Widgets / (in fact most Apps related to GO, stay away from the whole family)
  • Kitty Play
  • Touchpal
  • Z Camera

Naturally, “Flashlight” is not suspicious, merely an example to show you how the menu should look like since I only have ES File Explorer on my device.

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In most cases, you can click on the Uninstall button and be done with it. In rare occasions, however, if the app in question has managed to give itself administrator permissions you’ll see that the Uninstall button is grayed out. In order to enable it, you should leave the Apps folder and go to:

  • Settings -> Security -> Device Administrators

In there you will see a list of apps that have admin status within your system. They’ll probably be listed under the Android Device Manager. Remove ES File Explorer from this list. Now you should be able to remove it as normal.

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  • zaid toma

    God…. I remember the good old days when nothing apps weren’t free
    They would charge you up to 5 dollars and they were not as Intrusive …..
    Now people drop 100$ a week on clash or you download a “free” game and they get onto bed with you and softly whisper all the great deals to be had as they spoon you ….
    $@/@^ capitalism

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Always a pleasure to successfully help our readers resolve their software-related issues. If you should run into any other similar problem, do not hesitate to contact us!

     
  • tx18wheels

    Thanks! Z Camera was my culprit. It sent anonymous lock screen ads. Also, ads kept showing up silently in my notification flow. Very annoying.

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      You are most welcome! Should you ever happen to face a similar problem, do not hesitate to contact us again.

       
  • Richard Bryant

    Hi, Read the article with great interest, but, unless I have misunderstood you, I am no wiser! I do not have any of the apps that you list, and as far as I can remember have never downloaded any of them.
    So how do I identify an app(s) that is causing the problem?
    Regards

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hello, there. Do you have an optimization app or antivirus app on your device? It might be coming from that application.

       
      • Richard Bryant

        Please give me a guide as to an “Optimization App”? I have Avast and Lookout and have had them for ages, and no other recent apps.Thanks

         
        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

          Though it is unlikely, it could still be coming from them. However, we advise you to send us a screenshot of applications that you have recently installed – this might enable use to determine which application is causing the problem.

           
    • Mason Harris

      check for ‘Peel Remote’ also. If you have it, touch and hold on the icon until it allows you to move it to a ‘turn off’ button at the top of the screen. this fixed it for me as I don’t have any of the other mentioned apps either.

       
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We advise you to try and uninstall the recently installed application (AppMgr111) since it might be the cause for the unpleasant adverts.

     
    • Richard Bryant

      I have uninstalled AppMgr111. I am now getting a blue screen on an irregular basis and mostly after unlocking the lock screen!
      I am not going to re install AppMgr111 for the moment and wait and see if there are any further developments.

       
      • HowToRemove.Guide Team

        Does the said blue screen prevent you from doing anything on your device? Also, does it go away on its own or do you have to restart your device in order to get rid of the blue screen?

         
        • Richard Bryant

          No it does not prevent me from doing anything on my Samsung Tablet, and by swiping to the right, it goes.
          Thanks for all your advice and help, but it is now more of a slight inconvenience which I will learn to live with. It has become fascinating more than anything else to try to find the cause.
          Thanks & kind regards

           
          • HowToRemove.Guide Team

            We are glad that there has been an improvement. Still, if you would like to fully get rid of it, we are ready to provide you with our further support.

             
  • datacreed

    Yes, Z-Camera – Uninstalled from a Galaxy S5! Thanks. 2017-04-07

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Did the uninstallation fix the issue?

       
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We are happy to have been able to help you. Hopefully, you won’t be bothered by the unpleasant software anymore. However, if the issue persists or returns in future, feel free to contact us again and ask for our support.

     
  • MacHava

    Unfortunately none of the suggestions worked for me. I do not have any of these apps listed as the usual suspects installed and I still have the lockscreen on my s7 edge.

    I have attached an image.

    Any suggestions?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c4c00951baf9b954bd984372a84af790ef6fcecd0246e7d868f67675dd4c2be.png

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Can you send us a screenshot of the most recently installed apps on your device?

       
      • MacHava

        I have been removing as many as apps I could in the past few days including the ones I had recently installed.
        So now I am only left with a few adware scanners and Eset that did not detect anything at all.

        What surprises me is that this ad has no button anywhere …just the slide to unlock message.

        I tried the running services trick on developer options and did not find anything that looks like “charge lock…etc”

         
        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

          Do you have an antivirus or some form of device optimization app on your device?

           
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    We are glad to have been able to help you. Thank you for your suggestion. If you ever run into any similar problem, do not hesitate to contact us again.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Try temporarily disabling any antivirus or device optimization app that you might currently have and see if anything changes and tell us what happened. If nothing changes, re-enable them and we will see what else could be done. Also, we still believe that sending us a screenshot of your apps can help us determine the source of the issue.

     
  • Eric Davis

    I just switched to android and at first I thought the ads on lock screen were normal but nope not normal just z camera thank you and my phone is now less annoying

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Indeed, some people do not mind those ads but this does not mean that they are supposed to show on your lock screen. We are glad that we’ve been able to help you.

       


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