How to Switch Off Capitec SMS Notifications

As a consumer in South Africa, it’s important that you activate the option to receive notifications on transactions on your bank account. The good news is that this is a feature that you will find whatever the bank that you have chosen. With Capitec, you can opt either for SMS notifications, or for in-app notifications. SMS notifications would appear to be more ideal, save for the fact that they are not delivered free of charge. Meanwhile, in-app notifications are free. You are here because you wish to learn how to switch off Capitec SMS notifications. This article will show you the way.

Turn off SMS notifications at Capitec

The following is how to switch off Capitec SMS notification;

  1. Log into the Capitec app on your computer
  2. Click on the three dots to the top right of the screen
  3. Now go to Settings
  4. Open Message settings
  5. Click on Transaction messages
  6. Open Choose preferred message type
  7. Choose in-app message as your preferred notification option

Can I have both?

The above steps will disable Capitec SMS notifications. You will now start getting notifications within your app. But can you have both?

The answer is no. If you choose SMS notifications, you will not get messages within the app. Meanwhile, if you choose messages within the app you won’t get SMSes.

Why it’s important to get notifications

This article was dedicated to showing you how to switch off Capitec SMS notifications. This is something that you can do but why are notifications important in the first place?

One thing to note is that there is a lot of fraud taking place across South Africa. People lose their money on a daily basis.

Banks have put in place notifications to protect their customers. But how does that work? The moment a transaction occurs on your account, you are sent a message.

SMS notifications are good in this regard. They do not require internet connectivity to work. It means wherever you are, you will be able to receive the message.

So, should you notice that a transaction has taken place that you did not approve, you will be able to reach out to your bank to immediately stop your Capitec card or to block your account.

In-app notifications are good if you are always connected. In this day and age, most people are, which is the reason why they opt for these free notifications.


This post outlined how to switch off Capitec SMS notifications. It was noted that this is something that people seek to do because SMS notifications are not free. We have an article in which we outline the costs of a Capitec SMS notification. It’s something to always have in mind because if you transact multiple times, the amounts that you are charged will end up piling up. So, you may wish to turn SMS notification off in favor of notifications within your mobile app.

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