In the world of fast-growing technology, the smartphone market is booming, and everyone uses at least one mobile phone. We use our phone to make calls, receive calls, send & receive SMS, and to use the internet as well. Ever since the mobile phones turned into smartphones, they have become multitasking such as you can use it as calculator, set alarms, keep a track of your steps using health app, keep reminders, watch videos, play games, use Internet, use GPS for location, book cabs, send payments, book air & train tickets, etc. There is a long list of things that you can do with one smartphone. Because of such usefulness, a smartphone has become an essential part of our lives. A day without our smartphone seems empty.
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Our phone makes our life easier but as you know, to use a phone, you need a telecom connection which you get from Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, Jio, etc. you can choose anyone of your choice and convenience. Since these offer mobile network services, they have different plans and offers being launched frequently. And to promote those offers they do send SMS, and also show Flash Messages which I think no one likes because they keep popping up while you are using your phone. Sometimes those flash messages may annoy you to the core if you are in a hurry to make a call to someone, and a flash message just comes out on the screen.
In this blog post, I am going to talk about stopping or disabling the Flash Messages in Vodafone, Idea, Jio, Aircel, and Airtel.
On your Android phone, go to SIM Toolkit.
It will open the Vodafone Service screen. Tap FLASH!
Now, you will see Flash settings page. Tap Activation
Now, tap Deactivate
You will see this then:
Just tap OK! Flash is now off on your phone for Vodafone. As you saw, it is very easy to stop Vodafone flash message. Follow the process, and stop Vodafone flash message in just a few seconds.
I didn’t find any option to stop flash messages in my Idea. I tried searching in the Idea Power option, but nothing is there related to deactivating the flash message. However, on some phones, I saw that there is Idea flash message option is there. So, let me show you both ways.
Go to Idea Power => Idea Flash => Activation => Deactivate.
Moreover, if you don’t find this option there in your Idea Power, then just dial *121*46#. This will show:
That’s it. You should not get any flash message after doing this on your Idea.
If you are using Airtel on Android phone, tap Airtel Live which you can see in the app section on your phone. If you don’t find it, then go to SIM toolkit, and then see, it might be there.
Once you tap Airtel Live, you will see a lot of things there, look for Airtel Now!
Tap it, and you will see Start/Stop, tap it. Then tap Stop. And, the Airtel flash message will be disabled. No more flash pop-ups.
Moreover, if you don’t find Airtel Now!, then you can simply send an SMS “STOP ANOW” To 58234 from your Airtel.
Flash message services will be deactivated.
I am using Jio SIM on my Android phone. Initially, I started using without its MyJio App but later I installed it, and I started getting flash messages in the form of pop-ups. That means they are coming because of the app installed. So, to stop flash in Jio, uninstall MyJio app. If you are unsure how to uninstall, just go to Settings => Apps, look for MyJio.
Tap to open it where you will see two options: Force Stop and Uninstall. Simply tap Uninstall, and it will be uninstalled.
Once it is uninstalled, you would not get any Flash service messages from Jio.
You can also uninstall the MyJio app just by simply long pressing from the home screen, and drag it to uninstall bin as you can see in below screenshot.
There is one problem if you delete it which is you won’t be able to check your balance and data usage for which you were using MyJio app. So, if you really want to stop flash message then only uninstall it, and you can check the balance and data usage directly on Jio’s official site.
If you are using Aircel SIM, then to stop flash message, just SMS “START 0” to 1909. As soon as you send, you will get a message as:
“Dear Customer, You have opted the fully blocked category, all promotional calls and SMS would be blocked. To confirm, please reply Y to 1909 else reply N to 1909.”
Just reply with “Y” and send to 1909, and all the Flash messages from Aircel will be blocked.
Flash messages are actually promotional messages that are sent by your telecom company to promote their offers. Sometimes, if you just select the wrong option without reading the message, some services are subscribed, and money gets deducted from your main balance. That is the reason no one wants to get such flash messages. Besides this, these flash messages are annoying too because they show up on your phone screen quite often while you are typing SMS to someone or playing games, or even going to make calls.
That is the reason; all of us want to get rid of such promotional flash messages. You can try out the ways mentioned above to disable flash messages in Vodafone, Idea, Aircel, Airtel, and Jio.
If you have any questions, do write in the comments. I will try my best to respond with some solution.