How to Solve Android’s "Restricted access changed. Emergency service is blocked" Problem

To permanently remove the persistent issue of "Restricted access changed. Emergency service is blocked" message, there are few solutions that you can do. Let’s check the steps below.

"Restricted access changed. Emergency service is blocked" is a common problem found on Android smartphones, such as on Nexus, Moto G, or Moto X models. This problem can appear and disappear on the notification every now and then. It can be an annoyance to Android users, but it is actually just a message of emergency call that's not caused by hardware or software of your phone. Some inexperienced users even might think the restricted access changed problem is due to the voice service or data transmission blocking.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to simply get rid of the "Restricted access changed. Emergency service is blocked" message. The only way to contemporarily dismiss the notification is to disable the calls or messaging services. The message can appear if you change your device’s SIM card way too often than it should, or if you use service on deactivated SIM card. It can also appear when you change the broadband network from 2G to 3G to 4G, or the other ways around. The issue can also emerge when you switch data plan to Wi-Fi for internet connection.

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"Restricted Access Changed" Notifications Solutions on Android


1. Using third-party application, block your phone’s notifications

Before you’re trying to use third-party app to get rid of said issue, you should check the Push Notification feature on your phone. The feature is available on newer Android version, as in 5.0 Lollipop and up. The versions lower than that might not allow you to access this particular feature.
  • Open the “Settings” menu on your phone. Select “Sound Notification”. Then choose “Applications”. 
  • Scroll down until you find “Phone” menu, and then tap on that. 
  • Select “Default Notifications”.
  • If the menu is nowhere to be found and chose, opt for third party apps.
Restricted access changed issue can be solved even easier if you have Root-access. Use an application to block the message by following steps below.
  • Download third party package that specifically created to block notifications. You can use “Notify Block” app, for example. 
  • The notification to allow the service of the app will appear. Tap “OK” to get the access to the application. Then open it. 
  • Find the "Hide System Apps" menu. If it checked, uncheck the option button on the left. 
  • Scroll the menu down and select “Phone
After you’re applying all the steps above, you should restart your phone, to see if the issue has been solved. If the Restricted access changed problem still persisted, try to set the default notification in the “Phone” menu on the application used.

2. For the phone with Root-access activated, install “Notify Clean” application

"Restricted access changed. Emergency service is blocked" trouble can be solved if you have root-access on your device. A lot of users have been succeeded by installing add-ins such as “Notify Clean” or Xposed Framework.
  • Install the application “Notify Clean” 
  • Open the app and select the menu “Phone” by tapping it 
  • Choose the “Restricted access changed
  • To make sure that the issue has been gone completely, restart you Android. Check if all those notifications have been blocked entirely.
Fairly speaking, restricted access changed is actually not entirely an error. It doesn’t mean your phone is undergoing some malfunction nor needing the data to be reset or wiped. You can sit back and wait for a little bit for the "Restricted access changed. Emergency service is blocked" notification to be disappeared or you are able to use few solutions above to simply delete the problem. It should also be noted that by using third party app enabled by activating the root-access, there are some possible privacy risks on your Android device.

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