Interstitial Ad Behavior

Android Lifecycle Impact of Interstitial Ads

The interstitial ad is shown as a full screen dialog on top of the Activity or Fragment that requested it. Since it is a dialog, showing and closing the interstitial has no impact on their lifecycle. However, if a user clicks on the ad, it will open the Click Out URL in the default browser and therefore leave the application. This will cause all normal lifecycle callbacks to be executed as if the user had switched to another app.

Screen Orientation of Interstitial Ads

The Interstitial ad is shown in the device's screen orientation at the time the InterstitialAdDialog#show() method is called. During the ad playback, the interstitial will lock the screen orientation to this initial state.