5 Smart Phone Secret Code You Should Know

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Smartphones secret codes are hidden codes that are presently built in in the device but without publicly known by a lot of people out there, here we bring you a taste of what they really are.

Starting with the lead, Android Device is one of the Globally most used Device around the globe, there by equipped with some special hidden secret codes that not every one know how or what these codes are, that is what today’s post will try to give us some insights about hidden android codes.

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So many Android device manufacturers have tried their best to come up with there own ranges of secret codes with we will see in this post later. But why do we need them? i know that might be your question of the day if i guess, but the android secret codes doesn’t mean we have to just use our smartphones without knowing how powerful we can go beyond their borders by learning and mastering those codes with are easily and which consist of Numeric number (0-9) and some special characters usually the star and hash sign (* and #).

Devices that supports secret codes

Taking the devices that supports this secret codes into consideration, its obvious that most or even all devices support android secret codes, not to talk about android, even a common non smart phones have their own secret codes with is hidden until you read about or research about them and there by coming up with relevant result that may include their secret codes. A lot of android smart phones have this the only thing is that we may be blindfolded about them; that is why we are here in TheExtremeTech, and we will surely bring them all into justice.

What Are The Secret Codes

Secret Codes are codes that the user enters in the dial pad, and the Devices executes the codes and produces a given command, example is when we types *#06*# which will display the phone’s imei information in the device screen. not only this, there are a lot of codes like this which we are going to checkout here in this article but these secret codes differs and they works according to your mobile providing company like Samsung, LG, Oppo, HTC and lots more out there while some of the secret codes works for all mobile devices, just like example we specified above.

How to See Android Secret Codes And Use Them

so since we have a glance about what we’re going to learn he, now its time to see the codes in different smartphones providers, Here are List of The smartphones providers list we will cover bellow:

  • SAMSUNG
  • SONY
  • HTC
  • LG
  • APPLE

As we listed the ones we are going to cover, we will place evry devices manufacturers codes under it’s respective name to make it easeir for us to understand them and to see what they can do.

Samsung Secret Codes

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We have some sorts of secret codes that Samsung makes it available to thkeir users which they code can be used to give a Samsung based snartphone a command, some of the secret codes are:

  • *06# (which will command the device to display its Imei number)
  • *#9998*746# (Sim Info)
  • *#0*# (Test Mode)
  • *#1234# (For Software version and firmware)
  • *#*#4636#*#* (General and Diagnostic Settings)
  • *#9998*4357# (Help menu)
  • *#9998*5282# (Java Menu)
  • *#9998*842# (Vibration On)
  • *#9998*636# (Memory Stats)
  • *#9998*5646# (Access to Change the startup operator logo)
  • *#*#7780*#*# or *#7780# (soft factory reset)
  • *2767*3855# (factory settings hard reset)
  • *2767*4387264636# (product code display)
  • *#7284# (Display or change csc code)
  • *#*#1472365#*#* (Settings for GPS test)
  • *#*#197328640#*#* (Menu for Service mode)
  • *#12580*369# (Sw/Hw Info)
  • *#232337*# (Bluetooth Address)
  • *#232331# (Bluetooth Test Mode)
  • *#23238# (WLAN MAC Address)
  • *#32489# (Ciphering Info)
  • *#2263# (RF Band Selection)
  • *#0228# (Battery Code)
  • *#9090# (Diagnostic Configuration)

We have many more other codes available for Samsung smartphones; thhese are just some little we sorted out but you can search google for more of the codes.

Sony Secret Codes

Sony Smartphone secret codes pic

As we have discussed about Samsung secret codes, we have written some of the codes above now lets delve in and see what we have for SONY although many sony devices with many models defer, we will spy on some general ones.

  • # * # 0 * # * # * – LCD display test
  • # * # 0673 # * # * or * # * # 0289 # * # * – Audio test/Melody
  • # * # 2663 # * # * – Touch screen version
  • # * # 0283 # * # * – Packet Loopback packet
  • # * # 2664 # * # * – Touch screen test
  • # * # 0588 # * # * – Proximity sensor test
  • # * # 0842 # * # * – Device test (Vibration, and Backlight test)
  • # * # 3264 # * # * – RAM version – this works normally for so many sony Xperia smartphones.
  • # * # 232 339 # * # * – this works for WLAN test
  • # * # 526 # * # * – this also works forWLAN test
  • # * # 528 # * # * – it enables WLAN test (also Use “Menu” to launch a range of test)
  • # * # 232 338 # * # * – this Shows us WiFi MAC address of
  • # * # 1472365 # * # * – Makes a GPS test
  • # * # 1575 # * # * – this is another GPS test.
  • # * # 232 331 # * # * – make a bluetooth test
  • # * # 232337 # * # – it shows Bluetooth address
  • # * # 4986 * 2650468 # * # * –this for  PDA, Phone, H / W, RFCallDate
  • # * # 1234 # * # * –for  PDA and Phone
  • # * # 1111 # * # * –for  FTA SW Version
  • # * # 2222 # * # * –useful for FTA HW Version
  • # * # 44336 # * # * –for  PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, numbered list of changes.

Also Read Fix All Android Imei Problems

This code should work for many Sony smartphones and devices having sony with alot of device configurations and model.

HTC Secret Codes

HTC Smart phone pic

HTC devices also have their own sort of secret codes which wouild give you more freedom to become the power user of your own device; lets see some of these great secret codes.

  • All secret codes of HTC Android Smartphones (all models)
  • For Changes DSA back to Factory – ##72786#
  • To enables TTY- ##889#
  • To update the firmwire – *#*#34971539#*#*
  • To change the End Call/Power button action – *#*#7594#*#*
  • To backup your media files – *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*
  • To enter into Service mode – *#*#197328640#*#*
  • To do WLAN test – *#*#232339#*#*
  • To do Factory reset – *#*#7780#*#*
  • To Factory Format – *2767*3855#
  • To get WiFi MAC address – *#*#232338#*#*
  • To perform GPS test – *#*#1472365#*#*, *#*#1575#*#*
  • To perform Bluetooth test – *#*#232331#*#*
  • To get Bluetooth device address – *#*#232337#*#
  • To open GTalk service monitor – *#*#8255#*#*
  • To get info on PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate – *#*#4986*2650468#*#*
  • To get EPST/PRL, PRL Settings – ##775#
  • To get EPST/Status Menu – ##786#
  • To get EPST/Data Programming Menu – ##3282#
  • To get EPST/A Key/Data A key menu – ##2539#
  • To get EPST/P_Rev/Protocol Revision – ##7738#
  • To get debug menu – ##33284#
  • To connect to phone in diag mode – ##3424#
  • To reset the GPS – ##4772579#
  • To get PDA and Phone info – *#*#1234#*#*
  • To get info on software Version – *#*#1111#*#*
  • To get info on hardware Version – *#*#2222#*#*
  • To get info on PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, Change list number – *#*#44336#*#*
  • To check Packet Loop back – *#*#0283#*#*
  • To perform LCD test – *#*#0*#*#*
  • To perform Melody test – *#*#0673#*#*, *#*#0289#*#*
  • To do vibration test and back light test – *#*#0842#*#*
  • To get info on touch screen version – *#*#2663#*#*
  • To get Battery Status – *#0228#
  • To enter data create menu – *#273283*255*3282*#
  • To get data usage status – *#3282*727336*#
  • To enter into testing menu – *#*#4636#*#*
  • To get display info about device – *#*#4636#*#*
  • To get camera info – *#*#34971539#*#*
  • To get HTC Function Test Program – *#*#3424#*#*
  • To perform field test – *#*#7262626#*#*
  • To get IMEI number – *#06#
  • To perform touch screen test – *#*#2664#*#*
  • To perform proximity sensor test – *#*#0588#*#*
  • To get RAM version info – *#*#3264#*#*
  • To get wipe device data and install stock firmware – *2767*3855#
  • To enter test mode for service activity – *#*#197328640#*#*
  • To perform packet loopback test – *#*#0283#*#
  • To get OTA update menu – *#8736364#
  • To get RF band selection – *#2263#
  • To get diagnostic configuration – *#9090#
  • To get USB 12C mode control – *#7284#
  • To get USB logging control – *#872564#
  • To get NAND flash serial number – *#03#
  • To perform real time clock test – *#0782#
  • To perform Light sensor test – *#0589#
  • To get quick test menu – *#7353#
  • To get device information program – #*#4636#*#*
  • To remove Google account setting – *#*#7780#*#*
  • To reinstall the phone firmware – *2767*3855#
  • To enter into Service mode – *#*#197328640#*#*
  • To Enable voice dialing logging mode – *#*#8351#*#*
  • To Disable voice dialing logging mode – *#*#8350#*#*
  • To get build time and change list number – *#*#44336#*#*

Credits to Iphoneanddroid

LG Secret Codes 

Lg secret code phone pic

LG also have their own sort of codes which works in their devices lets look what sors are they;

  • *#06# – IMEI Display*#07# – Displays the IMEI and Software Version
  • *8375# -Displays the LG software version, this does not work on all phones
  • *2945#*# -Enter the Test Screen, usable in the Main Menu
  • *2945*#01*# -Opens a secret menu on LG mobile phones
  • *6861# -Checksum Check
  • *277634#*# or *47328545454# – this will display the phone version
  • *277634#*# or 47328545454# – Factory reset,
  • *2945#*88110# – get access the LG unlock menu (SIM has to be Present)

These are the little we gather but they are not limited here there are more LG secret codes.

APPLE Secret Codes

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Obviously, not only android iphone have their own sort of secret codes and hidding that, is not fair to apple user that’s why we research about some of these codes and gladly sorted them; and here are the list of Iphone secret codes.

  • *#21# – with this secret code, You can set inquiry for call forwards. Find the settings for your call forwarding. You will see whether you have fax, SMS, voice, knowledge, sync, async, paid access & packet access call forwarding enabled or disabled.
  • *#62# – helps you to verify the number for forwarding calls If there is no service is available.
  • *#43#  – helps to check call waiting status
  • *3282# – this will get you access to know about the use of information info
  • *43#  – activates waiting
  • *#61# – simply allows you to check the number of missed calls you have
  • *3370# – EFR mode Enhanced Full Rate improving your iPhone voice quality, but would reduced battery life
  • *331* – Barring code # Outgoing calls abroad
  • #43# – deactivate waiting
  • *#5005*7672# – enables you to check sms center
  • *#76# – For checking connected line presentation
  • *3001#12345# – opens the iPhone inner settings
  • *#31# – enables you to hide your number
  • *#06# – displays phone imei
  • *#67# – check call forwarding when busy

These are some little compilation of some of the android and Iphone hidden/secret codes. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts and experience with the code in the comment section.

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