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The best and simple ways to stop SIM toolkit pop-ups or flash messages on Android

Tired of spam messages? Try these fixes.

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There is nothing more annoying than an endless stream of spam messages from your own network provider. While sometimes they may contain some lucrative offers, mostly it’s just meaningless spam. With major network providers rolling out their own interactive apps, you don’t need flash messages even to check your balance or find the best deals. In this article, we bring you the best and most simple ways to stop SIM toolkit pop-ups and flash messages on your Android smartphone.

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Turn off flash messages for Airtel 

Step 1: Open the airtel live! app on your smartphone. This is Airtel’s SIM toolkit app.

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Step 2: Select ‘airtel now!’

Step 2: Select ‘airtel now!’

Step 3: Tap on Start/Stop.

Step 3: Tap on Start/Stop.

Step 4: Select ‘Stop.’

Step 4: Select ‘Stop.’

Bonus: You can also text ‘STOP ANOW’ to 58234 to stop receiving flash messages on your phone.

Turn off flash messages for Vi (Vodafone Idea)

Turn off flash messages for Vi (Vodafone Idea)

Step 1: Open the ‘Vodafone services’ app on your smartphone. This is Vodafone’s SIM toolkit app.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Flash!’

Step 3: Select ‘Activation.’

Step 4: Tap on ‘Deactivate’ and confirm your selection.

Bonus: You can also send these texts to stop receiving flash messages on your phone.

  • Prepaid users: ‘CAN FLASH’ to 144.
  • Postpaid users: ‘CAN FLASH’ to 199.

Turn off flash messages for Reliance Jio

Turn off flash messages for Reliance Jio. how to stop sim toolkit pop-ups and flash messages

Reliance Jio users do not have the option to turn off the flash messages on their phones directly. However, deleting the My Jio app may help reduce the frequency of SIM toolkit pop-ups or flash messages. If that doesn’t work, you can try contacting the Jio customer helpline and ask them to stop flash messages for your number entirely.

Turn off flash messages for BSNL

Turn off flash messages for BSNL how to stop sim toolkit pop-ups and flash messages

Step 1: Open the ‘BSNL Mobile’ app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Tap on ‘BSNL Buzz Service.’

Step 3: Select ‘Activation.’

Step 4: Tap on ‘Deactivate’ and confirm your selection.

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Conclusion

These are the best and most simple ways to stop SIM toolkit pop-ups or flash messages on your Android smartphone. If these methods do not work for you, you can also try saving a flash message on your device and then blocking the sender. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!

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