Activate DND on Jio, Airtel or Vodafone Idea to put a stop to spam — Here’s how

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  • Spam calls and messages can get tiring and, in some cases, they can also be used to scam you.
  • Telecom operators allow users to activate do-not-disturb (DND) service to stop receiving promotional messages.
  • Here’s how you can activate DND on Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea.
If you are getting tired of checking your messages every time you get a notification and finding an advertisement or a spam message, it may be a good option to register your number for do-not-disturb (DND) service so that you stop getting these messages and calls.

The process for activating DND is different for each telecom operator. Once you have activated DND on your number, you will stop getting spam messages on your device.

How to activate DND on Reliance Jio
Jio DND process.Rounak Jain/Business Insider India

To activate DND on your Jio number, follow the below steps:
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  • Download the MyJio app for Android and iOS.
  • Open the app and sign in using your Jio number.
  • Click on the three lines menu in the top left corner.
  • Click on ‘Settings’ and then click on ‘Do not disturb’.
  • You can activate ‘Full DND’ or stop messages from specific sectors such as banking, health, real estate and so on.
  • Finally, click on ‘Submit’.
How to activate DND on Airtel
Airtel DND selection.Airtel

To activate DND on your Airtel number, follow the below steps:

  • First, go to the DND page on Airtel’s website.
  • Now, scroll down and click on ‘Click Here’ in the Airtel Mobile Services section.
  • Enter your mobile number and click on ‘Get One Time Password’.
  • Like Jio, you can either stop promotional messages from all sectors or choose specific sectors such as banking, real estate and more.
  • Finally, click on ‘Submit’.
How to activate DND on Vodafone Idea

While Vodafone and Idea have now merged to form Vodafone Idea, you will still have to activate DND based on your telco.
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  • First, go to the DND page of Vodafone or Idea based on your SIM.
  • Now, enter your number and click on ‘Send OTP’.
  • Enter the OTP.
  • Enter the required details such as your name and email.
  • Either select full DND or select the sectors from which you want to stop receiving promotional messages.
  • Finally, click on submit.
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