There is HIDDEN info in your smartphone! Use these Android secret codes to find out

Android secret codes give you access to hidden information stored in your smartphone that you can use

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:34 IST
Find what hidden info these Android secret codes can reveal on your smartphone (AFP)
Find what hidden info these Android secret codes can reveal on your smartphone (AFP)

If you are a long time smartphone user, you may remember the days when you could type a string of numbers in your dialler screen starting with an asterisk or hashtag to find out your SIM card balance and validity date. But did you know that there exist a host of these codes that can reveal important hidden info about your smartphone device and the carrier you are using. These Android secret codes can be a lifesaver for you, especially if you ever accidentally put a system lock on your device or lose it.

Using these android secret codes is very simple. You just need to go to your dialler screen and enter the codes like you would enter a phone number. To execute the code, simply press the call button. But before we dive deeper into these smartphone codes and help you find out all kinds of hidden info stored inside your phone, you should know about the two types of codes that exist.

Android secret codes: Two types of codes in your smartphone

The seasoned android users may already know it, but for the rest of you, there are two kinds of android secret codes in your smartphone that you can execute. The first is the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data or USSD codes. These codes are essentially used to know information about your network operator. The second is the Man Machine Interface or MMI codes. The MMI codes are specific to the brand and the model of the smartphone. These codes can reveal a range of hidden info about your device ranging from International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI number to hidden menus that engineers use to repair your device. Using these codes, you may learn to access parts of your smartphone previously unknown to you.

Check out these Android secret codes

These codes are generally universal and will function on all android smartphones. There, however, may be some carrier restrictions on some of these codes and they might not work for some specific devices.

With that being said, here are the android secret codes to reveal hidden info for your smartphone.

*#06# - This code will show your device's IMEI number.

*#07# - This code shows the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of your device

*#*#225#*#* - This code shows your device's calendar storage info

*#*#426#*#* - This codes shows the Google Play Service info

*#*#1234#*#* - This displays your device's PDA software version

*#12580*369# - This code displays the software and hardware info

*#7465625# - This code will reveal your device's lock status

*#*#232338#*#* - This code will show your device's MAC address

*#*#2663#*#* - This code shows your device's touchscreen version

*#*#3264#*#* - This code will show your device's RAM version

So, go ahead, test these android secret codes out and find the hidden info on your smartphone.

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First Published Date: 17 Jan, 18:13 IST