How to Activate Capitec in App Notifications

Capitec in-app notifications are a free alternative to SMS notifications. You may be interested in learning about the SMS notifications fee. It’s not that much, but it can mount if you get notified on a lot of transactions throughout the day. The good news is that you can eliminate this fee by enabling in app notifications. You are not charged anything for them. In this article, we will show you how to activate Capitec in app notifications.

Get Capitec in-app notifications

The following is how to activate Capitec in app notifications;

  1. To get started, you need to log into the Capitec app on your phone
  2. Click on the three dots that are to the top right of your screen
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Click on the Message settings option
  5. Now go to Transaction messages
  6. Go to Choose preferred message type
  7. Opt for In-app Message
  8. You will now get in app notifications for selected transactions

What happens if I do not have data?

That is how to activate in app notifications on Capitec. But what happens if you do not have data? One reason why people prefer SMS is that that works whether or not you have a data bundle on your phone.

It means wherever you may be, you will be able to get transaction notifications. But what of in app notifications? Do they work without data? The good news about the Capitec mobile app is that it is zero rated.

That means you can use it even if you have run out of data. That’s particularly useful for everyone across the country. It means you can carry out a wide range of safety measures, such as blocking your cards, should the need arise, from anywhere at any point in time.

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Why get notifications?

Now you know how to activate Capitec in app notifications. But why would you turn them on in the first place? There are a number of good reasons for this.

Transaction notifications are implemented by banks as a security measure. Whenever a transaction happens on your account, a message is send out to you.

In most instances, you can choose the type of transactions for which notifications are send out. As an example, you can choose to be notified if a withdrawal of more than R100 is carried out on your account.

When you get these messages, they give you control over what is happening with your account. If there is a debit order that has been triggered that you did not authorize, you can take measures to cancel it.

If money has been withdrawn without your authorization, you can quickly use the app to block your card or your account. So, notifications are important as far as securing your bank account is concerned.


In this post we highlighted how to activate Capitec in app notifications. When you activate them, you essentially turn off SMS notifications. You cannot receive both at the same time. It was noted that SMS notifications are zero rated, meaning they do not need data. You can get them wherever or not you are whether you have airtime and data.

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