12 Secret iPhone Codes and Hacks You Had No Idea About
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
You already know your iPhone can do a lot of useful things. However, there is so much more hidden underneath the surface. Check out these tips and hacks to enjoy your iPhone even more!
1. Find your IMEI Number
Dial #06# on the keypad to see the identification number of your iPhone. It'so much easier than searching for it in the phone Settings.
2. Siri Can Learn About Your Mom and Dad
Simply ask her to call your mom or dad and she will ask you who they are. After that, just follow the instructions.
3. Hide Caller ID
Dial in #31# before the number you want to call and that person won't see your phone number. Very useful hack!
4. Capture a Photo Without Even Touching Your Phone
We assume you already know that you can use volume control buttons to take a photo. But, pressing the volume button on your headphones will do the same. Great, isn't it?
5. Forwarding Calls
By dialing *#21#, you can see if your iPhone is forwarding calls and to whom. Once again, much faster and easier than searching for this option in your phone Settings.
6. You Can See Where You Spend Your Time
Head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations to check where have you been and for how long.
7. Signal Strength
Dial *3001#12345#* and hold down the power button. The power screen will come up, and then press the home button until you see the home screen again. You'll see a number instead of circles or bars. A strong signal is -40 to -80.
8. Save Your Mobile Data
If you are on a limited mobile data plan, just go to Settings > Mobile Data to limit app access. Choose wisely.
9. Discover Where Your Text Messages Went
Dial *#5005*7672# to discover where your SMS went.
10. Improve Battery Life
Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search to find out and limit what apps are pulling in data and battery behind your back.
11. A Few More Essential Codes
Check out these codes for call barring and call waiting options.
12. Make the Best of Your iPhone!