How Do I Add AdMob Interstitial Ads to My Android App?

Android, Android Apps

Welcome to this comprehensive tutorial on how to add AdMob interstitial ads to your Android app! In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of integrating these advertising elements into your application.

What are AdMob Interstitial Ads?

AdMob interstitial ads are full-screen advertisements that appear at natural breakpoints in your app, such as between levels of a game or during a transition. These ads can be highly effective in capturing the attention of your users and generating revenue through ad impressions and clicks.

Getting Started

To begin, make sure you have an active AdMob account. If you don’t have one yet, head over to the AdMob website and sign up for an account. Once you have your account set up, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Import the Google Mobile Ads SDK

The first step is to import the Google Mobile Ads SDK into your Android project. To do this:

  1. Open your project in Android Studio.
  2. Navigate to the build.gradle file of your app module.
  3. Add the following dependency to the dependencies block:
    implementation ''

This will ensure that you have access to all the necessary classes and methods for working with AdMob interstitial ads.

Step 2: Set Up Ad Unit ID

In order to display interstitial ads, you’ll need to create an ad unit ID in your AdMob account. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your AdMob account.
  2. Click on the “Apps” tab and select your app from the list.
  3. Navigate to the “Ad units” section and click on the “+ New ad unit” button.
  4. Choose the ad format as “Interstitial” and provide a name for your ad unit.
  5. Click on “Create ad unit” to generate your ad unit ID. Make note of this ID, as you’ll need it later in your code.

Step 3: Implement Interstitial Ad Code

Now it’s time to implement the code for displaying interstitial ads in your Android app. Here’s an example of how you can achieve this:

<!-- Add this code inside your Activity class -->

import com.InterstitialAd;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    private InterstitialAd mInterstitialAd;
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        // Create an interstitial ad object
        mInterstitialAd = new InterstitialAd(this);

        // Load the ad
        AdRequest adRequest = new AdRequest.Builder().build();

        // Show the ad when ready
        mInterstitialAd.setAdListener(new AdListener() {
            public void onAdLoaded() {
                // Display the ad when it's fully loaded
                if (mInterstitialAd.isLoaded()) {

Replace “YOUR_AD_UNIT_ID” with the ad unit ID you obtained from your AdMob account in Step 2.

Testing and Deployment

During development, you can use test ad units provided by Google to ensure everything is working correctly. Simply replace your ad unit ID with the following test ad unit ID:


Remember to replace this test ad unit ID with your own before deploying your app to production.

Congratulations! You have successfully integrated AdMob interstitial ads into your Android app. Make sure to test the implementation thoroughly and monitor its performance to optimize revenue generation.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of adding AdMob interstitial ads to your Android app. Happy coding!