if you are one Android User, you might have noticed a different type of pop-up message by your carrier which is nothing like regular SMS.
Such messages are called Flash SMS and they are usually sent by the carrier. Unlike a regular SMS by your carrier, which is intended to inform you about your data or plan, Flash messages are specific types of messages that are sent to get your attention. And unfortunately, they don’t go away until you turn them off.
Flash messages are sent one at a time by carriers to let you know about your current data plan so that you don’t exhaust your entire plan. However, these days, carrier companies also use flash SMS messages to send some promotional offers, for example: to advertise a new recharge pack.
Such flash SMS messages can be annoying at times and you might want to get rid of them. Thankfully, there is a way you can turn off Flash messages on Android smartphones.
Today, in this article, we will show you how you can turn off Flash SMS messages on your Android device.
How to turn off Flash messages is different for each carrier. But, it is possible and you can disable Flash SMS feature on Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio and BSNL.
step 1: Go to your phone’s app tray and look for ‘Airtel Services’ app and tap on it.
step 2: Tap on Airtel Now.
step 3: Tap on Star/Stop.
step 4: Finally click on Stop.
Vodafone Idea (Vi) Carrier
step 1: Search for ‘Vodafone Services’ app on your phone and tap on it.
step 2: Tap on Flash.
step 3: Tap on Activation.
step 4: Click Deactivate.
Vi Users Can Also Send ‘Can Flash’ SMS 199 To deactivate Flash SMS feature.
Reliance Jio Carrier
For Reliance Jio users, you will need to sign out and uninstall the My Jio app on your phone to stop receiving flash messages. If you still receive Flash messages, then contact Jio customer care number and deactivate Flash messaging service manually.
step 1: Find the ‘BSNL Mobile’ app on your phone, which is basically a BSNL carrier’s toolkit app. Once you find it, open the app.
step 2: Tap on BSNL Buzz Service.
step 3: Click Deactivate.
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