Android 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.
Launch the Dialer (phone) app. This can usually be done from the dock on the home screen of your Android phone.
Dial *2, then Tap the green call button
On the outside of your phone, Press the menu button and then Tap Settings.
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.
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?