Recently I started to receive many WAP push messages on my Android smartphone everyday. Most of these messages were unwanted content that I did not really ask for. I never subscribed for any of these messages as far as I remember and it was very annoying to see them pop up in my mobile phone every now and them. So after some searching through my Android smartphone’s settings, I figured out a simple way to disable them. If you are also receiving number of unwanted WAP push messages on your Android device, then you can use these simple instructions.
Note: If you are using a text message app other than the stock Android messaging app, then these instructions might not work for your Android device.
Here is how you can disable the WAP push messages in Android:
- On the home screen of your Android device, touch the messaging icon displayed near the lower edge of the screen. This is usually used for viewing the SMS text messages that you receive on your phone.
- On the messaging screen, touch the menu button (three vertical dots) to open the messaging menu. From this menu you have to select Settings to open the settings related to the messaging app.
- On the Settings screen, it will display different categories of settings that you can configure, e.g., notifications, text messages, multimedia messages and so on. You have to select General settings from the list displayed.
- On the General settings screen, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and uncheck the checkbox labeled Enable WAP PUSH under the category Service Message Setting. This will effectively disable all types of WAP Push messages on your Android device.
Conclusion: Although WAP PUSH messages are usually very useful and most of the times are sent in response to the user requests, but sometimes they can become annoyances when sent in bulk everyday in form of unwanted content. Fortunately, you can easily block then in your Android device without much trouble.