How To Stop TikTok Ads On YouTube

Thanks to Google’s algorithm that targets specific ads, advertisements have become much more annoying and pervasive nowadays. Moreover, TikTok ads on every YouTube video that you watch may make you extremely frustrated. As TikTok is a big company, it can pay more for the ad slots on YouTube, making it so that a large number of videos on YouTube show the TikTok ads. 

So, this article will guide you through various methods of stopping TikTok ads on YouTube. 

How do you stop the TikTok ads on YouTube?

It is not that difficult to stop the TikTok ads on Youtube. You just need to follow one or more of the following methods. The methods are useful for all desktops, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. 

Method 1: Turn off “Ad Personalization” on Google

When your ad personalization is turned on, Google will show you targeted ads. If you watch TikTok more, then through ad personalization, the YouTube videos you watch will show TikTok ads.

So, to stop seeing targeted TikTok ads on YouTube, you need to turn off the ad personalization from your Google account. Follow these steps to complete this process.

Step 1: Go to your Google Account and click on “Data & Personalization”.

Step 2: Scroll down to “Ad settings” and click on Ad personalization.

Step 3: If your ad personalization is on, just slide the blue button to the left to turn it off.

Step 4: Click on “Turn off” at the bottom right in the resulting window.

Step 5: Your ad-personalization should now be turned off and you will see a window like this.

Now, you will not see any targeted TikTok ads on your YouTube videos.

Method 2: Use the “Stop Seeing ad” function.

In this method, we use the in-built YouTube function to stop TikTok ads on Youtube. 

Whenever a TikTok ad is playing on your YouTube video, follow these given steps:

Step 1: Click on the “i” button on the bottom left of the ad. 

youtube ad

Step 2: You will see the option of “Stop seeing this ad.” Click on that option.

stop seeing YouTube ad

Step 3: A small window containing the ad features will open. You need to click on “Stop seeing this ad,” which appears on the bottom left of the window.   

stop seeing ad

Step 4: On the small popup for your opinion of the ad, you can click on any one of the options to send your report to YouTube or just close the popup. It is totally optional. 

ad response

Step 5: Now, your TikTok ad should be stopped. 

Also read: How To Stop Ads On Facebook. 

Method 3: Use the ad-blocking extension. 

In this method, you add an ad-blocking extension on your browser to stop seeing TikTok ads on youtube. You can find several ad-blocking extensions online, such as Adblock for Youtube, offered by AdRemover, and AdBlock for YouTube offered by AdBlock, with the purpose of blocking browser ads. 

For example, we use the Adblock for YouTube extension on the Google Chrome desktop browser to stop seeing ads on YouTube (including the TikTok ads). 

Step 1: Go to the Adblock for YouTube extension and click on “Add to Chrome.”  

AdBlocker extension for Chrome

Step 2: Go to your extensions on Google Chrome, and click on “Adblock for YouTube.” 

AdBlocker extension

Step 3: When you open the extension, the ad-blocking feature should have been automatically enabled. If it is not, enable it. 

Enable ad-blocking on Adblocker extension to stop TikTok ads on YouTube

Step 4: That’s it, now you can watch YouTube videos without seeing TikTok ads (Or without any other ads, for that matter).  

Here is a list of other ad-blocking extensions that work for different browsers.

  • Adblock Plus: For Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari, Android, and iOS
  • uBlock Origin: For Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
  • Ghostery: For Opera, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox
  • AdGuard AdBlocker: For Microsoft Edge

Method 4: Use a VPN

Stopping the YouTube ads by using VPN is nothing new. You can get several free and paid VPN services like the ZenMate VPN, Nord VPN, Shurfshark, etc., online that you can use to block TikTok ads on Youtube. They come for both the desktop version and are available for your Android and iOS devices. 

The general idea here is that since VPNs mask your IP address and change your geographical location, you will not get any targeted ads on YouTube. It includes all the targeted Tiktok ads. 

However, there are several drawbacks to using VPNs for blocking TikTok ads on YouTube. 

  • Only the VPN services with ad-blocking features can help you stop YouTube ads. 
  • More often than not, VPN services with ad-blocking features are paid. Hence, you need to spend extra cash to stop ads on YouTube. 
  • VPNs mask your IP and change your geographical location. However, the TikTok ads on YouTube are so widely popular worldwide that sometimes the VPNs simply cannot block them

Method 5: Use YouTube Premium

Use YouTube Premium to stop TikTok ads on YouTube

This is an effective but costly method of stopping ads on YouTube. YouTube will stop all TikTok and other ads if you use YouTube premium. With the cost of US$ 11.99 a month, YouTube premium further offers you these services: 

  1. Ad-free video browsing experience. 
  2. Option to continue playing music or videos in the background. (i.e., after minimizing the YouTube app)
  3. Access to original movies, videos, and shows from YouTube. 

The YouTube premium will offer you a 1-month free trial. You can check out its features, and if you find this way of blocking ads on YouTube suitable, you can opt for the complete package. 

Also read: How to block ads on Instagram?

Final Thoughts

Some of the methods mentioned above will work for you, while some may not. It also depends on your choice and your willingness to spend money. However, with advertising revenue being its source of income, Google will keep trying to show you the TikTok ads on YouTube one way or another. So, keep a lookout for any new features from the company.

And if you have any confusion or suggestions on this article, you are free to put them in the comment section below. 

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