November 7, 2016

These Secret Codes Let You Access Hidden iPhone Features

iPhone is the most popular type of cell phone in the world which has much craze among the people due to its stunning look, incredible features, and design. Despite the fact that millions own an iPhone, many are unaware of some of the most amazing features hidden away in this little device. Did you know that there are actually a handful of secret iPhone codes? Yes, it’s true.

Here are “The secret codes” which most of the iPhone users are not aware of. The features range from extremely useful (like showing your exact signal strength) to very niche (like displaying your call forwarding status). These secret codes are combinations of numbers and the *(asterisk) and # (number sign) symbols.

Check The List of iPhone Secret Codes:

1. Block Caller ID:

By using the simple code you can hide your phone number. No one would be able to identify if it’s you calling. To do this just dial #31# and your phone number.

Block Caller ID

It will look like this for the person receiving the phone call.

It will look like this for the person receiving the phone call

2. Check Signal Strength:

The signal bars are not the correct method to measure whether the signal is good or bad. Dialing *3001#12345#* will bring up a list of options. Ignoring the list of choices, just hold down the power button until the home screen reappears.

Check Signal Strength

You will have numbers on the top left, instead of bars or circles. A number between the range of -4 to -80 indicates a strong signal, below that, is a bad signal. If you are down around -140, you have no signal.


3. Find Your Phone’s Unique IMEI:

We know that every phone as its unique code identifier that is displayed inside the phone settings.


But by typing #06# you can easily access the code.

Unique IMEI

4. Find Out Where Your Texts Go:

Do you know that regular messages (SMS) work by forwarding your message wirelessly to a message center via a specific phone number? Yes, it’s true. To see your carrier’s secret number, punch in *#5005*7672# and then hit the call button.

Find Out Where Your Texts Go

5. Call Barring:

Call barring, this allows you to block both incoming and outgoing calls. You will have to pay for the service. But if you already do, enable it by entering *33*PIN#, or you can disable it by entering #33*PIN#.
Call Barring

6. Call Waiting:

This is also a paid service. Call waiting allows you to place incoming or current calls on hold. You can turn it ON or OFF and figure out whether it’s done with a few codes. To find out the status of your call waiting, dial *#43#. To turn it ON, dial *43# and to turn it OFF, dial #43#.


7. Call Forwarding:

To check if your forwarding calls are activated and where you are forwarding them to, enter *#21#.

8. Check Number of Missed Calls:

To check the number of missed calls, punch in, *#61#.
Check Number of Missed Calls

9. EFR Mode:

EFR stands for Enhanced Full Rate that improves voice quality for GSM services. To turn it on, dial *3370#. However, this slightly reduces battery life.

EFR Mode

Now, you are aware of the iPhone secret codes right. Will these codes make your life easier? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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