What is your next course of action after you find out that your phone is behaving weird? Do you stop at that or do you ask how you can know if the phone is hacked?
What if we tell you there are codes to check if the phone is hacked? Yes, and it’s refreshing to know that it’s just not the hackers who can find you but even you can get them.
Here’s how you can remove a hacker from your phone.
Note down your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity).
The IMEI will be two 15-digit numbers that are just yours.
With your IMEI you can always track down your phone, thus keep them close.
Once you have the IMEI, start using these codes to check if the phone is hacked.
Utility: You can check your call forwarding settings.
Resolution: Use ##61# to turn off the forwarding of calls.
Utility: Use it to check if hackers are redirecting your calls and text messages to a different number.
Resolution: Check the number that reflects on your phone to find out who gets your messages and calls.
Utility: When you are busy on another call or when you have rejected a call if it is being redirected.
Resolution: If the number on the screen is not your number, use ##67# to reset your settings.
Utility: Checks if your phone is tracked.
Resolution: You can know the number and block it using the ##002# code. It is the anti-diversion code using which you can prevent diversion of everything.
Utility: With it, you can get the status on your call forwarding;
- If and when you are unreachable
- On another call
- Missed answering your phone
- Rejected a call
Other useful USSD codes
It tracks the effectivity of your phone’s GPS connection.
Code to quickly set back the phone to the factory reset mode.
With this code, you can check the firmware of your device’s camera.
This is to find out if your Mac system is hacked.
Try a hard reset using this code to wipe out your entire phone’s data.
Here are the numbers to dial to see if your phone is tapped and what you can do with codes towards finding out if your phone is safe and reliable still.