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How to Disable the Annoying Sprint Notifications on Your Android Phone

Get rid of Sprint's Annoying NotificationsAndroid users that use Sprint as a carrier don’t have it bad, but they do have to deal with some annoying built-in software from Sprint.  One of the most annoying things about Sprint, is that they like to send you almost meaningless notifications.  Half the time the notification will just appear for no reason, and others times it is to promote one of their paid services.  Are you sick of seeing Sprint on your notification bar?  Let’s put an end to it!


Note: The example Android phone used in this tutorial was a Samsung Galaxy S, the steps may vary for your device. Also, this tutorial only applies to Sprint cellular customers.

Step 1

Launch the Dialer (phone) app.  This can usually be done from the dock on the home screen of your Android phone.

launch dialer, android phone

Step 2

Dial *2, then Tap the green call button

dial *2 to access the sprint center on your android phone

Step 3

On the outside of your phone, Press the menu button and then Tap Settings.

settings for sprint zone

Step 4

Uncheck EVERYTHING!  Okay, maybe that is a little overkill…  Although it doesn’t hurt to disable everything, you might only want to disable the most annoying of the bunch.  Scroll Down to Sprint Zone notifications and uncheck the following:

  • My Sprint News
  • Suggested Apps
  • Phone Tips and Tricks

Then at the bottom Tap Set Update Frequency and Select Every month.
If you want to still receive account updates, make sure to leave “My Sprint” checked.

disable android sprint notificationsset sprint notifications to monthly


Now Sprint notifications will no longer plague your Android phone.  I’ve set mine up just as shown in Step 4 and now I only receive important notifications regarding my Sprint account, and they only show up a maximum of once per month.  Groovy eh?

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7 Responses to How to Disable the Annoying Sprint Notifications on Your Android Phone

  1. MrGroove April 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Wow…. that sucks. Nice find tho.

  2. Kai Middleton October 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Most. Helpful. Advise. EVER. Thanks!!

  3. Allan Watkins May 10, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Excellent – go ahead and take the rest of the day off.

  4. Rhonda A May 19, 2012 at 3:07 am #

    Thank you so much for the valuable info! I have stumbled upon some back doors thru being on a shared sprint acct that gave me access I was never able to access before,its been fun because the main acct holder asked sprint how I. Was able to get the access and all they could say was..”she’s obviously done her homework..because we don’t know! Lol..thx for the simple info..its useful as well!

  5. Martin Baker August 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Great info. No more frightening alerts! (Our young child, cats and dogs thank you too!)

  6. Jenthura May 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    I know this is an old post, but could you put up instructions on how to do this with the newer S3?

  7. John Perkins January 30, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    I have Notifications unchecked, but I’m still getting notifications to try this or that app. I’m using Sprint Zone version 5.4.052

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