How to Turn off Flash Messages in Android

Have you ever been using your Android smartphone and received an annoying pop-up message from your carrier? Whether it’s informing you about your current prepaid balance, or data usage for a particular day, these messages are usually intrusive and annoying. Fortunately, turning them off is not as difficult as you might expect, and if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. Here is how to turn off flash messages in Android.

Disable Flash Messages in Android (2022)

Unlike disabling flash messages in iPhone, where the steps are pretty much the same across carriers, the steps to disable flash messages in Android, are slightly different across carriers. In this article, we will discuss the steps for disabling flash messages in Airtel, Jio, Vodafone Idea (Vi), and others. You can use the table of contents below to skip ahead to the steps for your operator.

Turn off Airtel Flash Messages

  • In your Android phone, search for the ‘Airtel Services’ app, and open it. Here, tap on ‘airtel Now!’.
turn off airtel flash messages android
  • Tap on ‘Start/Stop’ and then tap on ‘Stop’.
disable airtel flash messages android phones

That’s it, you will no longer receive flash messages from Airtel on your Android smartphone.

Turn off Vodafone Idea (Vi) Flash Messages

Method 1: Using Vodafone SIM Toolkit

  • Open the ‘Vodafone Services’ app on your smartphone and tap on ‘Flash!’.
  • Now, tap on ‘Activation’, and then tap on ‘Deactivate’.

Method 2: Send an SMS

For postpaid Vi numbers:

If you’re a postpaid user, send a message ‘CAN FLASH’ to 199

turn off vi flash messages android

For prepaid Vi numbers:

If you’re a prepaid user, send a message ‘CAN FLASH’ to 144

Turn off BSNL Flash Messages

  • Open the SIM Toolkit app for BSNL. This is likely going to be named ‘BSNL Mobile’ on your phone.
  • Tap on ‘BSNL Buzz Service’ and then tap on ‘Activation’.
  • Here, tap on ‘Deactivate’ to stop flash messages on your phone.

Turn off Jio Flash Messages on Android

For Jio users, the process to disable flash messages can be slightly difficult as compared to other networks. Here’s what you can try doing.

  • Uninstall the My Jio app from your Android phone and that should, hopefully, stop the messages from coming in on your smartphone.

If that doesn’t work, you will have to speak with the Jio customer care number to get flash messages disabled on your smartphone.

Easily Disable Flash Messages on Android Phones

As you can see, there are subtle differences in the ways you can disable flash messages on Android phones depending on the network operator you’re using. So, which operator are you using, and have you disabled flash messages on your phone? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Swapnil says:

    Turn off flash masegas in vi sim

  • Swapnil says:

    Flash masegas stop

  • Purbi says:

    It’s not working for vi… Can’t deactivate flash massages

  • Justin says:

    In SIM Toolkit, BSNL mobile does not show Buzz to deactivate carrier info

  • Prathmesh says:

    I have s22 device and I don’t see any toolkit apps in my phone. Where to find that application as it is not on playstore, thank you.

  • Pral says:

    Perfect !! Alok you are a saviour. Thanks

  • Samr says:

    I don’t see Airtel now app. There is plain Airtel app for everything in oct 2022. Is there any other way to block flash msg in new phones or the new app

  • sam says:

    Thanks, It works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pawan says:

    This article is way better than any video.. well done… Thanks for the help

  • David Mike says:

    I can’t imagine focusing long enough to research; much less write this kind of article. You’ve outdone yourself with this material.

  • Tajinder Singh says:

    Very good

  • Johnny W says:

    This doesn’t really work for Airtel since you will still keep getting flash messages informing you of your message balance or that your plan is going to expire.

  • Varun says:

    What if I don’t have Airtel services app on my phone

  • Dhruba says:

    Wow! It worked like a magic! Moments ago,after reading the article,i opted to check with my vodafone prepaid number & voila! It worked instantly,as i got the confirmatory message from the carrier service provider.
    What a relief!
    Thanks a lot…

  • Alok Raj says:

    It doesn’t work,
    Best way is to ” save the flash message and then block the sender”

    • Pushkar says:

      Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!
      I have been searching for the solution for so long !!!

    • Manish Dubey says:

      This comment should be pinned it worked for me

    • Kshitij says:

      Thanks a lot🥰🥰

    • Avinash Bahadur says:

      thanks alok…your trick is working fine

    • Rajat Goyal says:


    • vikas KUMAR says:

      You’re a Hero!

    • Ankit says:

      You are awesome

    • Preeti says:


    • Parvez says:

      This comment is a real MVP.

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