Do you constantly receive annoying spam messages from your network operator through SIM Toolkit? If yes, do not worry; we’ve got your back. Here’s a quick guide on how you can stop SIM Toolkit popups or flash messages on Android, be it from Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea, BSNL, or any other operator.
Stop SIM Toolkit Popups or Flash Messages on Android
Mobile operators usually send attractive offers related to recharge packs, caller tunes, and more through flash messages. These messages usually appear as pop-ups on the center of your screen with buttons to cancel, accept or reply with an option. This might be annoying, especially if you’re in the middle of an important task.
To disable these SIM Toolkit pop-up notifications or flash messages, you can use the SIM Toolkit or operator’s app on your phone. The usual process is to open SIM Toolkit, look for Flash service, and disable it altogether. Below, we’ve mentioned the individual steps to disable flash message popups for all major operators, including Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and BSNL.
Turn Off Flash Message Popups in Airtel
- Open the app drawer and launch the app named Sim Toolkit or Airtel Services on your phone.
- Tap on Airtel Now!.
- Next, tap Start/ Stop and click on Stop.
- Hit OK to confirm.
Alternatively, you can SMS STOP ANOW to 58234 to stop SIM Toolkit popups on your Airtel number.
Turn Off Flash Message Popups in Reliance Jio
Turning off flash message pop-ups on Jio can be tricky. To start with, you can try uninstalling the My Jio app from your phone (Go to Settings > Apps > My Jio > Uninstall). If the problem persists, call customer care and ask them to disable the service from their end.
Turn Off Flash Message Popups in Vodafone Idea
For Vodafone Users:
- Open the SIM Toolkit app on your phone.
- Select FLASH!.
- Click on Activation.
- Now, tap Deactivate and press OK.
Alternatively, you can deactivate flash messages by sending SMS CAN FLASH to 199 (Postpaid) or CAN FLASH to 144 (Prepaid).
For Idea Users:
- Open the Idea Power app on your phone.
- Select Idea Flash.
- Click on Activation.
- Tap Deactivate and press OK.
Alternatively, you can SMS NO INFO to 1925, or you can dial *121*46# to stop flash messages on your Idea number.
Turn Off Flash Message Popups in BSNL
- Open the BSNL Mobile app on your phone.
- Click on BSNL Buzz Service.
- Next, click on Activation.
- Select Deactivate and tap OK to disable flash SMS on your BSNL SIM.
So this was all about how you can stop SIM toolkit popups or flash messages on Android on Airtel, Jio, BSNL, or Vodafone Idea number. Do let me know if the above steps worked for you. As an alternative, you can always call your operator’s customer care or contact them on Twitter for disabling flash message popups.
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