Disable cell broadcast on some Android devices

by Marin Franković on 24 September, 2012

Samsung-Galaxy-Ace-PlusThis post is just for fun, since I had huge problems on disabling cell broadcast messages on my wife’s new Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus Android phone. Every time her phone changed base station, message would appear on her phone with annoying sound. I looked for option to disable this in every menu on the phone and it was not to be found. On some Android phones and even Samsung ones, option is located in Messages – Options (Left Soft Button) – CB Settings, but not on Ace Plus. To disable CB on this version of Samsung phone do the following:

  • Wait for Cell Broadcast message to appear
  • Open it
  • Select left soft button
  • Select Options/Preferences
  • Disable Cell Broadcast

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

John October 20, 2012 at 22:38

Many thanks, Marin. Turned off now.

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samj December 27, 2012 at 16:53

i am having same prob on htc sensation
cant find cell broadcast anywhere
can you tell me which is the left soft button?

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Vanessa May 18, 2013 at 5:09

I just found where to go on my LG E975K …
Settings > Apps > All > Cell broadcast

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Navroz August 30, 2013 at 5:52

thank vanessa… i stopped it.. it was nighmare… every minute was a prop…

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Ars October 2, 2013 at 1:37

Thanks a loooooooooooooot. it solved.

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Katri October 2, 2013 at 8:42

Thank you, you are lifesaver 🙂

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sai January 6, 2014 at 12:15

Thanks

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surya sureka July 9, 2014 at 5:40

thanks!!

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Chinmay Naidu September 11, 2013 at 8:10

i waana stop cb message on my samsung galaxy s4….
cn anybdy hepl???

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benny September 18, 2013 at 8:21

thanks alot, it help me

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bal November 1, 2013 at 20:11

Thanks. Helped me on s4

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vijay sitaprao February 26, 2014 at 15:56

thanks for your idea. grat keep it up.

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Sam February 28, 2014 at 6:27

Hi I’m using Xolo Q1100, and I’m facing same problem. Can u help me to resolve it

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laxu March 20, 2014 at 14:23

Dear Sam, i m too facing same problem with my xolo q1100, if u got any solution pl reply on the same post here, i tried the same stuff but it didnt worked for xolo.

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ravir April 3, 2014 at 19:45

I too have Xolo Q1100 and facing same problem.
pls let me know the solution

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vijay May 13, 2014 at 12:01

I too have Xolo Q1100 and facing same problem.
pls let me know the solution

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itumeleng March 7, 2014 at 12:27

how do i switch off cell broadcast sms on huawei y220

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Packiam March 18, 2014 at 5:40

Hi I’m using Xolo Q1100, and I’m facing same problem. Can u help me to resolve it

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vishwnath April 29, 2014 at 15:24

hi I’m using xolo q1100 and i want to deactivate cell broadcast messages on my cell phone. kindly help me.

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david May 11, 2014 at 12:29

For xoloq1100 in the cell broadcast press the left soft key and untic all the tick ones

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THIRUPAL NAIK May 17, 2014 at 11:21

hi, am using xolo q1100 mobile and i am facing the big problem. the problem is “CELL BROADCAST”. i want stop the cell broadcast messages.

when i receive the cell broadcast message phone will vibrate and ring. even in night time also it disturbing and irritating me a lot.

i visited vashi service center also they were not solved the problem.

if any one have solution to stop cell broadcast please let me know.

i would very thankful to him.

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neela May 26, 2014 at 4:15

For xolo cell just go in msg and then in settings there you will find CB option just disable if and you are done…try it

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shobith May 29, 2014 at 9:58

hi I’m using xolo q1100 and i want to deactivate cell broadcast messages on my cell phone. kindly help me.

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Arnab May 29, 2014 at 17:06

I keep receiving txt messages from my phone constantly telling me my location you can either cancel or save when u hit save its 50 number in the msg can i stop this? its really annoying …my phone is htc desire 501

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GC June 11, 2014 at 3:20

Xolo q1100 CB issues. Can anybody tell how to stop this shit…

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Ali June 11, 2014 at 22:24

magic…disabled, thanks for help – worked for me on my galaxy 2.

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Girish August 5, 2014 at 14:06

Finally it is disabled for my xolo q1100

* go to cell broadcasting settings
* tic or enable all settings
* disable all option and immediately reboot your phone.
This works for me hope this work for you

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Manish August 23, 2014 at 17:33

Yes, finally it seems to be working on my xolo q1100 too.
Thanks Girish, I followed the steps suggested by you.

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Lokesh August 15, 2014 at 8:23

i waana stop cb message on my samsung galaxy fit 5670 plzz stop ..

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Lokesh August 15, 2014 at 8:30

plz jalld sa jalld cb message baand kar do..din raat msg aata ratha ha..ya service stop kar do..

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