How to turn off SIM application pop up in Nokia Lumia?

Are you receiving SIM application pop up in your Nokia Lumia handset? Are you facing this issue after Lumia Black update? Here is the solution to turn off the pop ups that you get in your Lumia handset. Read the below article to stop SIM application pop up in your Nokia Lumia handset.

SIM application pop up - Nokia recently published Lumia Black update for all its Lumia handsets. I have already discussed about the SIM application pop up after Nokia Lumia Black update. However, this issue didn't affect all the Lumia handsets. Unfortunately I suffered a lot due to this SIM application pop up which interrupts while I watch videos. Luckily, I found out the solution to stop this pop up.

Issue: SIM application pop up in Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 620, Nokia Lumia 720

Solution for Nokia Lumia SIM Application pop up

This pop ups can be turned off in SIM applications present inside "mobile network". Let me make the steps clear.

1. Open Settings -> Mobile Network in your phone.
2. Scroll till bottom you will find 'SIM applications' box just above the learn more link.
3. Now scroll till bottom and you will find 'Airtel now!'. This option will be present only for Airtel service provider. I have no idea about other service providers.
4. Inside Airtel now! you will have option as Start/Stop as you can see in the below image.
Lumia 520
5. Choose Start/Stop and then you can stop the services. This will stop your phone from receiving unwanted pop ups.

This is the only drawback I faced after Lumia Black update. Finally I got a solution for this pop ups which was very disturbing while playing games and watching videos. If you get this pop up while watching video, then the video starts buffers from starting instead of interrupted point. Actually it is a Airtel flash message service. Once you turn it off you will get a SMS from Airtel stating that the flash message service is off.

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Guest Author: jaime22 Apr 2014

Nokia 710 / Windows 7 receiving constant message: "there aren't any applications here on your SIM card".

Guest Author: Vicky26 Apr 2014

Mine too is Airtel. This 'SIM applications' is hell a lot of disturbing, especially when watching movies. I will try this option.

Guest Author: David24 May 2014

In Thailand I have no such 'SIM Applications' box on my screen

Guest Author: vimal19 Jun 2014

I have Vodafone sim. I dont no knowhow to turn-off. Can you please help me?

Guest Author: Avinash Damor29 Jun 2014

For Vodafone users :

Settings > Mobile Network > Go to Sim Applications(above learn more) > Under the Vodafone services There is an option named "FLASH!" click on it, then go to Activation under that there'll be an option to Deactivate, jus do that and finaly you will get "FLASH! OFF" press OK. Problem Solved :)

Guest Author: Sulfi23 Aug 2014

How stop flash sms in Reliance sim?

Guest Author: Mukul Laddha26 Sep 2014

Same here. I too am also a Reliance subscriber. How to stop these flash messages? they irritates a lot. The Customer Care people aren't helping.

Guest Author: Manish31 Oct 2014

Thanks dear.

Guest Author: Tojo Mathew16 Nov 2014

Thanks buddy. With that I could figure out for Idea operator also. The only difference is instead of 'Airtel Now' it is Idea Flash>Activation>Deactivate.

Guest Author: Anchit02 Dec 2014

Thanks buddy...It was really helpful..

Guest Author: Shubham Sharma10 Jan 2015

I have reliance GSM SIM card. How can I turn off SIM application service massage?

Guest Author: Anurag Joshi11 Jan 2015

Thank you very much.

I have one more query. I bought a new Airtel postpaid connection. Earlier I had Java enabled phone in which I have to switch between settings like mobile office and all, but now I am using Lumia. In it, it shows a Mobile Setting option, when I switch on the Data Connection, my internet is ON. I want to know whether it is using Airtel Live settings or else?

Airtel Live charges heavily. Or, is it the general way to activate internet in Airtel ?

Guest Author: girish15 Jan 2015

For Vodafone users
Settings-Mobile+Sim-Sim Settings-Sim Applications-Flash!-Activation-Deactivate..
i did it just now nd it works..
This was creating a mess while using the phone...

Guest Author: girish15 Jan 2015

For Vodafone Users: Go to mobile>SIM. Then, SIM settings>SIM applications; after that, go in Flash! then do the activation and then just deactivate it.
I did it just now and it works! This was irritating me while using the phone or watching videos or reading pdf.

Guest Author: Divya Kothari12 Feb 2015

This article has not the correct useful information. Please see the below correct process about how to turn of the SIM application pop-up in your Nokia Lumia mobile handset.

1) Go to Settings Menu and Select the option 'Notifications + Actions'.
2) Scroll down on the screen and select the option 'SIM Applications'
3) Select the option to turn off the SIM application notifications.

That's all. It works perfectly.

Guest Author: Radhe19 Feb 2015

It worked for me.Thanks

Guest Author: Thao Nguyen03 Mar 2015

Thanks buddy. With that I could figure out for Idea operator also. The only difference is instead of 'Airtel Now' it is Idea Flash>Activation>Deactivate.

Guest Author: Anand16 Mar 2015

For Lumia 535 there were options called Notifications+actions, there you can find out SIM APPlications and turn it off.

Guest Author: MohanrajMani08 Jun 2015

Thanks. This is good for helping to save the battery and time with irrelevant work. Hope it will helpful to all.

Guest Author: Govardhan12 Jun 2015

Thank you for this article on how to turn off the SIM app pop-up in the Nokia Lumia smart phone. It was useful information.

Guest Author: Adesh goel28 Jun 2015

Thank you so much for the information. This article on turning off SIM application pop up in Nokia Lumia smart phone was really useful.

Guest Author: parrthipan kk05 Aug 2015

I am using Aircel recharge sim so I want sim application want to my desktop screen how create shortcut please help me

Guest Author: Advaita Das09 Aug 2015

Thanks a lot Avinash Damor. You saved my life from those irritating Vodafone messages!!

Guest Author: basim16 Aug 2015

Thanks for your comments.

Guest Author: gundas10 Oct 2015

For Reliance new post paid customer - If you face SIM applications issue: to remove that messages, just open SIM applications and then go to Rlive. Then click activate option and then click deactivate option. Then a message is displayed on the screen, for which you then press Ok. That's it.

Guest Author: suraj yadav30 Oct 2015

Thanks for the detailed guidance on turning off SIM app pop up in the Nokia Lumia smartphone. It works!

Guest Author: phani kumar ch14 Feb 2016

I am using Idea network. I don't know how to stop the above notification in Lumia 620.

Guest Author: Ajay Mhadase18 Dec 2018

For Idea Go to Sim Application then go to Flash services then you have Deactivate Option choose that option.Problem solved all Sim application flash services deactivated.

Guest Author: orcawhale15 Mar 2019

For any phone running Windows 10 and under:

Settings> Network & Wireless> Cellular & Sim> If using two sims select one of the two - Sim 1 or Sim 2 settings> Under Sim info select Sim Applications> select FLASH! from the list of services> Activation>Deactivate and confirm. That's it!

Guest Author: Sudhaker Reddy28 Aug 2019

Thank you Sir

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