How to Enable JavaScript on an Android Phone or Tablet

You may be wondering why we need to enable JavaScript on our Android device. Imagine a scenario where you are unable to view or even click on interactive elements like videos, audios and ad banners on websites such as YouTube or Netflix.

This is mainly an issue on certain Android smartphones, which are by default configured to disable JavaScript, but it can also happen with some third-party Android browsers. So how can you tell if JavaScript is enabled on an Android phone or tablet? Well, there is a handy way to do that. In this guide, we will walk you through basic JavaScript introduction and show you how to turn on or turn off JavaScript on an Android smartphone in no time.

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Instructions for Web Developers

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What Is JavaScript and Why Do I Need It?

JavaScript is a programming language that’s primarily used by web browsers to create highly dynamic and interactive interfaces that enhance user experiences.

This powerful language is a web standard that’s supported natively on most browsers across popular Android devices such as Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Huawei, HTC, Sony, Nokia, Google Pixel, One Plus and Motorola.

JavaScript has become integral in modern web development as most applications that make the web indispensable for modern life are developed in some form of this robust code. So, if you have disabled JavaScript on your Android Smartphone and now wish to enable it, we are here to help.

How to Activate JavaScript on an Android Phone or Tablet

1. Navigate through your phone’s “Apps” listing menu to locate the “browser” icon, and then click it.

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2. Once the browser window pops up, tap on the Menu icon. You can also touch the Menu button of your Android device to do this.

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3. Go to the Menu Icon and select “Settings”.

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4. Under the “Settings” tab, locate the “Advanced” section and click on “Sites and downloads”.

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5. Next, scroll down to locate “Allow JavaScript” and toggle on the switch beside it to enable JavaScript on your Android phone or tablet.

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6. Now you can simply exit the page to save the settings. 

How to Disable JavaScript on an Android Phone or Tablet

Even though JavaScript is widely used on most websites, it still presents occasional security concerns, prompting some Android Phone users to turn it off.

1. Navigate through your phone’s “Apps” listing menu to locate the “browser” icon, and then click it.

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2. Once the browser window pops-up, tap on the Menu icon. You can also touch the Menu button of your Android device to do this.

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3. Go to the Menu Icon and select “Settings”.

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4. Under the “Settings” tab, locate the “Advanced” section and click on “Sites and downloads”.

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5. In the Sites and downloads section, locate “Allow JavaScript” and toggle off the switch beside it to disable JavaScript on your Android Phone/Tablet.

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6. Now you can simply exit the page to save the settings.