How to activate DND on your mobile network?

Are you worried about the disturbance caused by unnecessary advertisements, messages, and calls from different companies? Well, you don't need to panic at all. It uses quite a simple method 'Do Not Disturb' (DND), to get rid of this problem. Follow us through this article to figure out the procedure for enabling DND on your respective mobile network. We will explain how to activate DND on your mobile network - Airtel, Vi, Jio, and BSNL.

How to activate DND

How to activate the DND service on your mobile network? 

Every mobile network has provided a special service, "Do not Disturb" to its customers. Now, you can easily enable it to stop receiving unwanted notifications. 

However, each of the mobile networks varies from the other in the procedure of turning on DND.

Lets us give you an account of the method of don't disturb service on major telecom brands of India; 

  1. Jio
  2. Airtel
  3. Vodaphone Idea
  4. BSNL

How to activate DND in reliance on JIO?

There are essentially two methods in Reliance Jio to activate the DND. You can do it simply via the MyJio app or visit

The complete step-by-step guide for these two ways has been explained in very lucid detail below:

Via MyJio App

  1. First, make sure you have the MyJio application on your phone. In case you don't have it, you can install it from the Google play store or app store.
  2. Go through the app and sign/log in by entering your mobile number.
  3. As Soon the app opens up, go to the menu and select the profile and other settings options. 
  4. Click on the Do Not Disturb (DND) option.
  5. Select "Select preference".
  6. Choose your preferences for enabling DND.
  7. At last, submit your request.


  1. Go through the official website
  2. Login by entering your mobile number.
  3. Click on the settings option appearing on the home screen.
  4. Select the 'Profile and other settings' option.
  5. Click DND (Do Not Disturb) option.
  6. Choose your preference from 'Select preference'.

How to activate DND in Airtel?

Airtel customers need to follow completely different methods to turn on DND on their mobile numbers. These methods have been described in brief below:

Method 1: Dial 1909. Your number shall be automatically registered for providing DND service.

Method 2: Send 'START DND' or 'START 0' to 1909 as an SMS. Start 0 will help you to block all the notifications completely.

How to activate DND in Vodafone Idea?

Vodafone Idea offers you a variety of methods to avail of this feature. Users can initiate DND in three basic ways.  

Via SMS 

Send the text 'STOP 0' to 1909 as an SMS.

It nearly takes 4-7 days before it is subscribed to your number. 

So you need to wait for some days to witness the desired effect.

By Making Calls

Make a call on 1909.

It will start the DND service on your phone. 

Using VI App 

Step 1. Go to the VI app, which you can easily get from Google play or the app store.

Step 2. Log in to the app by entering your number.

Step 3. Select the settings option. A drop-down list appears 

Step 4. Choose the 'Do Not Disturb (DND)' option from the list that will pop up.

Step 5. Select the category.

Step 6. And finally, hit the submit button.

How to activate DND in BSNL? 

BSNL uses two methods to start the DND service on your phone. Follow the below-explained ways for DND if you are a BSNL customer. 

Method 1. Dial 1909. 

It will naturally start DND on your phone.

Method 2. Type 'START 0', and send it to 1909 from your BSNL number.

The Do Not Disturb service customization

For some customers, there might be essential notifications as well. So, it becomes very vital for them to restrict only those things that are not useful to them.

Below mentioned are some DND codes for stopping some specific types of messages, advertisements, etc.

  • To block completely, send an SMS START 0 to 1909.
  • To stop getting SMS and calls related to Banking, Insurance, send an SMS START 1 to 1909.
  • To stop getting SMS and calls related to Real Estate, send an SMS START 2 to 1909.
  • To stop getting SMS and calls related to Educational, send an SMS START 3 to 1909.
  • To stop getting SMS and calls related to Health, send an SMS START 4 to 1909.
  • To stop getting SMS and calls related to Consumer Goods, send an SMS START 5 to 1909.
  • To stop getting SMS and calls related to Communication, Broadcasting, send an SMS START 6 to 1909.
  • To stop getting SMS and calls related to Tourism, send an SMS START 7 to 1909.


How to use DND on iPhone or how to enable DND on iPhone?

Different mobile operators have different ways of enabling DND services, and it doesn't depend upon the type of smartphone. The only thing that depends upon the smartphone type is the app that the mobile operators use. On an iPhone, you will need the app store to download your mobile operator's app to enable the DND. 

How to activate a mobile network on android?

On an android mobile, first open Settings and tap on More. Then, tap on the Mobile network, click on Preferred network type select any network like 4G, 3G, 2G, or auto. So, this is how to set up a mobile network on android.

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