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Hidden Smartphone Codes

Have you ever tried to use the dialer screen on your smartphone for anything else other than calls? Not surprised, most people haven’t. It’s impossible to figure out what without being told. You can always be surprised as to what your phone can do. The dialer screen is capable of much more than just entering a number and hitting the call button. It’s just not obvious at all, but there are codes available that will allow you to access features you never knew existed or that you needed. You can find out information about your handset, mask outgoing calls, display camera information, GPS test etc.

If you use your phone for the standard day to day tasks, you may actually never need these codes. But like playing a game, throwing in a cheat code now and again can come in handy, along with a pinch of fun, feeling like you outsmarted the system. Both Android and iOS, have hidden capabilities you can access by entering a combination of symbols and numbers. Here are some of the most practical codes, you may end up finding useful. Some codes may not work for every device, but most codes do and will unlock the following hidden features. Here are some of those you may find useful, but to check them all out head to Digital Trends.

Android Codes

Detailed information about you phone.  *#*#4636#*#*

Display camera info.  *#*#34971539#*#*

Completely wipe the phone and reinstall firmware.  *2767*3855#

Display Bluetooth address.  *#*#232337#*#

Quick GPS Test.  *#*#1472365#*#*

 

iOS Codes

Anonymous call. Input *67 before you enter a phone number.

Check call forwarding number. *#67#

IMEI number.  *#06#

Enable call waiting.  *43#

Disable call waiting.  #43#