How to Turn Off SMS on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of receiving constant SMS notifications on your Android device? Do you find them to be a distraction or simply want to manage your messages in a different way?

Well, you’re in luck! In this article, we will guide you through the process of turning off SMS on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Messaging App

To begin, locate and open the messaging app on your Android device. This is usually represented by an icon resembling a speech bubble.

Step 2: Access Settings

Once you have opened the messaging app, look for the settings option. This is often represented by three dots or lines in the top right or left corner of the screen.


The exact placement of the settings option may vary depending on your device and operating system version.

Step 3: Navigate to Notifications

Within the settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Notifications” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Disable SMS Notifications

In the notifications menu, locate and toggle off the option that mentions SMS or text message notifications. Once disabled, you will no longer receive any notifications for incoming SMS messages.


The wording and placement of notification options may differ slightly depending on your specific device and messaging app.

Alternative Method: Using Do Not Disturb Mode

If you prefer not to completely turn off SMS notifications but still want to limit interruptions during certain periods, you can utilize the Do Not Disturb mode available on most Android devices. Here’s how:

Step 1:

Open the Settings App

Step 2:

Navigate to Sound & Notification

Step 3:

Select Do Not Disturb

Step 4:

Customize Settings

In the Do Not Disturb settings, you can specify certain hours or allow exceptions for specific contacts or apps. This way, you can still receive important messages while muting all other notifications during your desired quiet time.

  • To disable SMS notifications completely, follow Steps 1-4 in the first method.
  • To enable Do Not Disturb mode temporarily, follow the alternative method outlined above.

Congratulations! You have successfully turned off SMS notifications on your Android device.

Now you can enjoy a more focused and uninterrupted mobile experience. Remember, if you ever want to turn them back on, simply follow the same steps and toggle the corresponding options back on.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Thank you for reading!

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