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5 SmartPhone Secret Code You Should Know

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, thereby equipped with some special hidden secret codes that not everyone knows how or what these codes are, that is what today’s post will try to give us some insights about hidden android codes.

Smartphones' secret codes are hidden code

 

 

 

 

So many Android device manufacturers have tried their best to come up with their 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 don’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 support secret codes

Taking the devices that support these secret codes into consideration, it’s obvious that most or even all devices support android secret codes, not to talk about android, even common nonsmart phones have their own secret codes with is hidden until you read about or research about them and thereby coming up with a relevant result that may include their secret codes. A lot of android smartphones 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 type *#06*# which will display the phone’s IMEI information on the device screen. not only this, there are a lot of codes like this which we are going to check out here in this article but these secret codes differ and they work according to your mobile providing company like Samsung, LG, Oppo, HTC, and lots more out there while some of the secret codes work for all mobile devices, just like the example we specified above.

How to See Android Secret Codes And Use Them

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

  • SAMSUNG
  • SONY
  • HTC
  • LG
  • APPLE

 

As we listed the ones we are going to cover, we will place every device’s manufacturer’s codes under its respective name to make it easier for us to understand them and to see what they can do.

Samsung Secret Codes

 

 

Samsung Secret Codes

 

 

We have some sorts of secret codes that Samsung makes available to their users which they code can be used to give a Samsung based smartphone command, some 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; those are just some little we sorted out but you can search google for more of the codes.

Sony Secret Codes

 

 

Sony Secret Codes

 

 

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 a lot of device configurations and models.

HTC Secret Codes

HTC Secret Codes

 

 

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

  • All secret codes of HTC Android Smartphones (all models)
  • For Changes DSA back to Factory – ##72786#
  • To enable TTY- ##889#
  • To update the firmware – *#*#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 a Factory reset – *#*#7780#*#*
  • To Factory Format – *2767*3855#
  • To get WiFi MAC to 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 the 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 Loopback – *#*#0283#*#*
  • To perform LCD test – *#*#0*#*#*
  • To perform Melody test – *#*#0673#*#*, *#*#0289#*#*
  • To do vibration test and backlight test – *#*#0842#*#*
  • To get info on touch screen version – *#*#2663#*#*
  • To get Battery Status – *#0228#
  • To enter data create a menu – *#273283*255*3282*#
  • To get data usage status – *#3282*727336*#
  • To enter into the testing menu – *#*#4636#*#*
  • To get display info about the 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 the 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 a 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 Codes

 

 

 

LG also have their own sort of codes which works in their devices let’s 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 to the LG to unlock the 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

APPLE Secret Codes

 

 

Obviously, not only do android iPhones have their own sort of secret codes, and hidden that, is not fair to apple users that’s why we research some of these codes and gladly sorted them; and here is the list of iPhone secret codes.

  • *#21# – with this secret code, You can set inquiries 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 reduce battery life
  • *331* – Barring code # Outgoing calls abroad
  • #43# – deactivate waiting
  • *#5005*7672# – enables you to check the 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
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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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