Are you looking for a Code to Check if Phone is Hacked? Here is the number to dial to see if your phone is tapped or not.
Even though smartphones have eased human life, in many ways, at the same time cybercrime has evolved. Have you ever wondered whether your phone is hacked or being tracked by someone? Did you have this question ever before?
Hackers can now easily access your bank details, email ID, and personal photos by luring customers through promotional emails and texts & other forms like asking you to click on a link to claim rewards.
The overall cases of hacking & phishing have increased in recent years as more and more customers are switching to touchscreen devices. Whether it's a smartphone or PC, cyber-crime has become one of the biggest concerns. According to a publication stats, cybercrime is up by 600% due to the Covid-19 pandemic, & more insights here.
As a BLU Cell Phone Facebook Group admin, a user asked me how can we know if I am being tracked through the phone? How can we know? Is there any code to check if a phone is hacked or not? Technically, I don't know much about hacking, but I am pretty good at digital communication as I have studied Electronics and Communication course in Engineering. With whatever I know, I researched and found some helpful insights that I want to share. And finally here comes the answer to the question. Let me put it up in general to all.
Code to Check if Phone is Hacked
Although there is no one straightway code to tell you whether your phone is hacked or not, you can check other signs. Here are the 6 signs to tell whether your phone is hacked or not -
- Battery Life
- IMEI Check
- Redirection Code
- Diversion Code
- Contact Network Operator
- Change the Phone
- Number to Dial
Quick General Check
As a cell phone owner, you should be able to identify the following things on your phone -
1. Noticeable decrease in battery life:
Without any argument, if you see a noticeable decrease in your phone battery life, your phone might be hacked. But you need to make sure of one another thing before confirming that the device is compromised. Please check whether this quick decrease in the battery isn't because of the battery itself. It may happen if your device is old, as the battery on mobiles can last from 6 months to three years normally.
If you see an inevitable decrease in battery lifespan, it can be said that your device is hit by malware/spyware. This malware or spyware uses your phone resources for spying and sending data to criminal servers.
2. Mysterious pop-ups
Sometimes the intention of the intruder is to get regular money or income, and as such he might inject some code into your site through which you might see pop-ups at regular intervals.
If you see it there often, then it's time to take action.
3. Sluggish Performance
Do you see apps crashing and the device frequently freezing? This may be because of malware or spyware.
4. High Data usage
If your phone is compromised, you can even check your data usage details to know how your is data used apart from your usage. This way you can easily catch the culprit.
5. Outgoing calls or texts you didn't send
Sometimes the intruder's intention might be to send text messages and outgoing calls anonymously without your knowledge. Do check your SMS history and call records and verify it.
6. Unusual activity on any account linked to your device
These things can confirm whether your phone is hacked or not. But sadly these parameters may not be 100% accurate because the above-mentioned things can happen due to buggy software or firmware update or misconfiguration of the CPU(overclocking and under-clocking).
So these are the number to dial to see if the phone is tapped or not -
*#06#: IMEI Check
If you think that your number is compromised, knowing the IMEI is vital for lodging a police complaint or taking legal action. Your IMEI number is a specific code tied to your phone hardware. It's much like the chassis number of your vehicle.
Dial this on your phone, you will get the IMEI number. If your device is a dual SIM, you will get two IMEI numbers. Keep them safe somewhere else noted may be in your personal diary.
*#062#: Redirection Code
Since it's your smartphone, most are hacked for intercepting calls. Call re-directions are more commoner than you think. You can put this to rest by dialing *#062# from your mobile and you will get a full list of numbers that are receiving your voice calls, SMS messages, and data as redirection. If you don't find any number after dialing, consider yourself lucky but if there are numbers in the list, it's time to take action.
Further, you can dial ##002# in order to automatically undoes all redirection commands.
*#21#: The Diversion Code
Sadly, there is a flaw in the redirection code, as it shows up in your phone bill. So the hackers have started using diversion through which the call is canceled or diverted to another number, and you will neither receive the call nor see it through call logs.
Just like the redirection code, you can also get the list of devices to which your phone calls, messages, and search history are diverted by dialling *#21# on your device.
*#*#197328640#*#*: Utility NetMonitor Code
For your information, the Utility Netmonitor code is a packet data analyzer that captures network data. This is helpful to pinpoint the geographic location of the person who is using the location of your device for his gain.
Follow this procedure -
- Dial *#*#197328640#*#* on your mobile and this will give you access to the main menu.
- Select UMTS Cell Environment and tap on UMTS RR Information, you will get a Cell ID number. Note it down.
- Now go back to the main menu by hitting the back button twice.
- Again, go to MM Information > Serving PLMN and write down the local area code that appears.
Now open the NetMonitor website and enter your Cell ID and local area number to get the location where's your phone connecting.
This code helps you to know how effective is your GPS and helps in case when your phone is lost or stolen.
Most of the time when you are left with no options then factory reset is the last resort then you can dial the *#*#7780#*#* code to get the factory reset option. You can also follow this guide on how to factory reset your Android mobile.
*#*#34971539#*#* code on your Android mobile will show the firmware details of your phone's camera.
Inform your Network Operator:
You can inform your network provider about the information that your phone is compromised.
Number to dial to see if your phone is tapped:
Sadly, there is not a single number to dial to see if your phone is tapped or hacked, or compromised. Not even paid service can do that without seeing your phone physically. However, some helpful indications include *#*#197328640#*#* the Utility NetMonitor code.
Sadly, none can tell it 100% correctly. You will need the help of a hacker to deal with it.
USSD Code to dial on iPhone:
*3001#12345# is the code that you should dial on your iPhone. This code will open iPhone's internal settings like cell info and network details.
Change Your Phone:
Finally, if you can't get rid of this hack, it may be time to change your device. A number of good options are available at $200, and even at $100 too.
iPhone is more secure than Android, so if you want a security perspective mobile then go with iPhone as your next choice.
Hackers always act smart but as the saying goes "thieves always leave something or the other while committing a crime" I hope the above-mentioned steps are helpful in atleast knowing that your phone is hacked or monitored or simply unhack my phone. And if your phone is compromised, then you can do the following safety measures straight away -
Change your Password: It's always a great solution that works.
Change your Security Question: Many times it will help too.
So that's how you as an individual can know who is tracking my phone.
This post was last modified on January 16, 2023 12:15 PM