Broadcast Messages-What They are And How to Disable?

Broadcast messages: what is it? Are mobile text messages sent to more than one person at the same time. The purpose of this message is to save time, as it is not necessary to send a message at a time for each mobile phone number.

What’s the Use of Broadcast Messages?

The broadcast (English for dissemination/broadcast) is used for marketing services and products, generally of the mobile phone operators themselves. Can also be used for alerts about accounts, changes in contracts and the company’s privacy policies, important updates (such as the addition of the 9 digit, for example), and emergency alerts, such as floods and natural disasters in some regions. Boradcast messages can also inform changes in the operator code, or code of the region where you are.

How to Disable Broadcast Messages?

If you live in a region vulnerable to natural disasters, such as storms and floods, we do not recommend disabling the broadcast. The Government can use this service to communicate on risks. So, even if you receive some marketing messages, broadcast messages they bring outweigh the bads.

In other cases, especially if you receive many messages, disable broadcast messages is quite simple.

Disable Broadcast Messages on Android

Tap the app from “messages” or “messaging” from your smartphone with Android. On the screen that appears, tap the “menu” button your smartphone and/or tap “settings” of messages. Look for the option “CB” settings, and uncheck the “CB” activation.

Disable Broadcast Messages on iPhone

You can use applications such as the Blacklist to block certain numbers. In the iPhone settings, you can search for messages, settings and preferences, options of text messages/SMS. Disable the receipt of emails/broadcast. Do the same for the site of your mobile operator. By iMessage, from the iOS 7, touch the letter “i” next to the name of the contact that sent the message, and then tap “Electronicsencyclopedia“.

Disable Broadcast Messages on Windows Phone

Open the settings and go to calls/SMS filter. Touch and change it to “enabled”. In the message, tap the number that you sent the message with a long touch and tap block number.

Managed to block the broadcast messages? If you got any questions, leave us comments. Remember that you may need to block more than a number to end SPAM broadcast.