On many occasions, you don’t know how you can get the most out of your smartphone. When you find yourself navigating between the different menus of the mobile, it is very likely that do not locate certain data or information of interest about it.
However, there are a variety of secret codes, both in Android mobiles as well as in those that operate under iOS, which give access to special options and configuration, as well as to other menus different from those that the user usually visits.
In this sense, it is worth pointing out what are these secret codes that you should know so that you take better advantage of the general operation of your smartphone, being very simple to use and even, they can help you solve certain faults without having to take the device to a technical service.
What are the secret codes on your mobile device and what are they for?
While it is true, all operating systems that exist today, host a series of menus and options that are visible to any user, since they have easy access to them. However, beyond these options, there are also hidden menus that have been introduced to the device only for use by technicians and professionals in the field.
Thus, it should be noted that the origin of the secret codes arises from the requirement to carry out certain actions and from them, obtain specific information that is related to repair or maintenance of a machine. But, without this being visible to the common user.
That is why any device has hidden menus or secret codes, especially mobile phones. Which, from the beginning, were developed with this type of code. These being basically, numeric and character combinations They perform various functions and are also used to obtain important data, activate different menus, test elements of the smartphone or even restore and release it.
List of all the secret commands of your Android or iOS and their function
Given that, today, the most widely used operating systems around the world are Android and iOS, it is relevant to specify what are the hidden commands contained in the devices that operate under said OS. Taking into account, the most important depending on the function offered to each user.
We provide you with a list of all the secret codes that these cell phones host:
It is no secret to anyone that Android is the most widely used operating system on the Internet and because of this, the most popular and used around the world. Since, in it it is possible to do many things, apart from that it is highly customizable and was created with the intention that it be as intuitive as possible For the users.
However, despite the fact that a person who uses an Android mobile does not require advanced technical knowledge to be able to handle it and control its menus, the truth is that this operating system has a variety of secret codes thought and used by their own developers.
But, even though different brands operate under this OS and have their own hidden commands, Android in general contains various secret codes that are relevant to know and use.
Here are the most important of them:
* # 06 # Find out the phone’s IMEI code * # 12580 * 369 # See hardware and software details * # 0228 # Specify the smartphone battery status * # 3282 * 727336 * # Detail data usage * # * # 273282 * 255 * 663282 * # * # * Back up personal files * # * # 4636 # * # * For mobile statistics * # 746 # Used for debugging mode * # 301279 # Specify mobile network information # * # 7780 # * # * Restore without data erasure * 2767 * 3855 # Restore with data erasure # * # 197328640 # * # * Used to activate test mode * # * # 7262626 # * # * To safe mode or test * # 8736364 # Open the OTA update menu * # * # 232338 # * # * For Wi-Fi MAC address * # * # 44336 # * # * Observe the build number * # 0 * # Access to the information and tests menu * # * # 3264 # * # * Know the RAM version * # 7465625 # To see the lock status of the device * # * # 34971539 # * # * Get all the information of the camera * # * # 2663 # * # * Know the touch screen version
In the case of iOS, mobile devices also have codes that surely you never even imagined they could have and thus, as is and as it happens in Android mobiles, these allow you enter new options, functions and secret menus that can be of great help to you.
However, it is appropriate to note that, unlike Android, the number of hidden codes in Apple iOS are lower. This, mainly, because it is a much more closed system and that It does not offer a variety of customization alternatives nor does it have malleability.
But well, you can also make use of certain codes in iOS that give you access to much more superficial menus, which allows you to consult certain parameters of the device and activate many others. These commands are the following:
* 3001 # 12345 # * For Field Test or Field Test * # 06 # Used to check the IMEI code * 777 # Allows you to check the balance of a prepaid account. * # 5005 * 7672 # For the number of the SMS center * # 33 # Check which mobile services are deactivated on the smartphone * 646 # Know the minutes remaining in the contract with the mobile operator. But it is not valid in Spain * 5005 * 7672 # Specify the address of the SMS message center * # 5005 * 7672 * + Number of the message center # Used to establish a new message center * # 61 # Employee to know the number of missed calls # 31 # + Telephone number With this you can make a call to the indicated number with a hidden number * 225 # To check the balance of your mobile phone account currently
List of exclusive codes of the main mobile manufacturers
In the same way as operating systems have multiple secret codes valid for all smartphones that operate under them, some mobile phone manufacturers have also designed their equipment with additional hidden commands. This, in order to provide a more exclusive contribution to its users so that they can get more out of the mobile.
Here we indicate the most common of both Samsung and Huawei, as well as others for iPhone:
Beyond the customization layer that Android brings to all its devices, Samsung developers decided to offer an extra layer to ensure greater malleability in their phones from certain special commands.
The most used and common of them are:
* # 1234 # To find out the mobile software version * # 0808 # Especially for USB services * # 0011 # The service menu in general * # 0228 # Check the battery status * # 9090 # Activate the service mode * # 7284 # Used to view the Factory Keystring number
Given that the Chinese multinational is another of the most famous manufacturers in the world when it comes to Android devices, it is also valuable to know the most important hidden commands offered on your smartphones.
Bearing in mind that, your EMUI layer It can cause certain problems with the general codes and these are solved, in most cases, with the secret options to reset it. These codes are about the following:
## 258741 Used to perform a hard reset ## 1857448368 Allows you to know the version of the mobile ## 147852 Use the test mode # 8746846549 Contains user information ## 5674165485 Perform Hardware test
Despite the fact that, previously, we indicated the most used and important hidden commands in iOS; it is also timely specify some others specifically from iPhone, so that you can easily get more control of your mobile:
* 43 # Used to activate call waiting # 43 # To deactivate call waiting * # 43 # Check if call waiting is activated or deactivated * # 67 # Enable call forwarding * 3370 # Activate range mode improved and reduces battery life * 3370 # To activate or deactivate the call quality improvement mode
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