Are you tired of being bombarded with flash messages on your iPhone? Do they distract you from your work, or disrupt your peace of mind? If so, you’re not alone. Many people find flash messages to be a nuisance, and they’re looking for ways to stop them.
Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to block flash messages on your iPhone. In this blog post, we’ll go over how to do just that. Whether you’re using iOS 14 or an earlier version of the operating system, you’ll find the instructions you need to stop flash messages from appearing on your phone.
So, if you’re ready to get rid of those pesky flash messages, keep reading. We’ll show you how to take control of your iPhone and stop flash messages in their tracks.
What are Flash Messages in iPhone?
Flash messages are notifications that are displayed on an iPhone for a short period and then automatically dismissed. They are used to communicating important information or alert the user to an event that requires their attention. Flash messages can be displayed as banners at the top of the screen or as alert dialogs that appear in the middle of the screen. They can contain text, images, and buttons, and are often used to notify the user of incoming messages, updates, or other important information.
How to Stop Flash Messages in iPhone
To stop flash messages on your iPhone, follow these steps:
- Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
- Tap “Notifications.”
- Scroll down and tap the app that you want to stop flashing notifications for.
- Toggle off the “Allow Notifications” option.
This will prevent the app from sending flash notifications to your iPhone. If you want to completely disable all flash notifications on your iPhone, you can do so by going to the “Settings” app, tapping “Notifications,” and then toggle off the “Allow Notifications” option at the top of the screen. This will turn off all notifications for all apps on your iPhone.
How to Stop Flash Messages from Unknown Senders
All that has been said until this moment is under the assumption that the flash SMSs are all from your network provider. However, since the API for sending flash messages to iPhones is openly available, there’s a high chance that the messages are not from your network provider.
If you’re receiving flash messages from an unknown sender, there is no definitive way to stop it. The best you can do is to try contacting the sender and asking them to remove you from their recipients’ list.
That may sound like a lot of work, but it’s very simple. Most unwanted class 0 messages are usually from marketers who want you to get back to them. In most cases, the message will contain a phone number or email address to follow up on the offer.
Instead of following up, you can craft a very clear email telling them to cease and desist from sending you the annoying messages. If they’re unwilling to do so after multiple warnings, you may want to turn to a formal lawsuit, depending on how annoying the messages are.
Flash messages are very useful: they can be used to warn people of emergencies and nearby dangers. However, it also has a loophole that makes it possible for a marketer to take advantage of it, and that makes it very flawed.
If you’re receiving multiple obtrusive flash messages every day, this article will help you out. It doesn’t matter if the sender is your network provider or some random telemarketer; you can get both of them to desist.