Everyone uses a smartphone these days but not everybody knows that a number of secret codes exist that can help unlock information on your phone that might come in handy one day.
All you need to do is to open up your dial pad, type in the secret code, press the call button, and sit back and get amazed at the features you will behold.
You should however note that some features are specifically for Androids or iPhones only, and a few service providers have even deactivated the secret code. You will however try, to find out if it works.
Android & iPhone code: *#06#
There is a need for you to Know this short code as it can be quite useful if you ever lose your phone; especially if you entered the code prior to misplacing your phone.
Entering this into your keypad shows your display IMEI number, which is your phone’s identification number, and it’s unique to each smartphone.
Android code: *#*#4636#*#*
This code will open up a menu that shows information about your phone’s data usages.
Android code: *#*#0*#*#*
If you’re a smartphone user who is obsessed with your image quality and how your screen looks, you’ll want to know this code. This will give you an LCD display test.
Android code: *#*#34971539#*#*
This secret series of numbers and symbols will grant you access to your display camera information instantly.
Android code: *#*#232337#*#
Ever wondered what your Bluetooth address is? Type in this lengthy smartphone code and you’ll get it in seconds in the palm of your hand.
Android code: *#*#7262626#*#*
Using this code allows the field test feature to appear so you can see the exact strength of the signal your phone is getting. Knowing this is helpful in deciding whether or not to install a signal boosting system.
iPhone code: *3001#12345#
This string of symbols and numbers performs the function of giving you a field test, showing cell signal and reception readings.
iPhone code: #43#
Typing in this secret code on your iPhone will allow you to disable call waiting.
iPhone code: *43#
If you you accidentally typed the code that disabled call waiting? No worries, use this code to enable call waiting again.
iPhone code: *3370#
If you ever find yourself somewhere getting poor cellphone reception, type in this code to turn on “enhanced full rate” mode. EFR mode improves your cell reception, but your battery life might suffer for it.
iPhone code: Enter *67 before you typing a phone number
Calling a number with this code directly before it will allow you to ring someone without your caller ID showing.