How to Find Out Who’s Tracking You Through Your Smartphone

How often do you use your smartphone?

If you’re like nearly 80% of smartphone users, you have your phone with you nearly 24/7

With the help of just a few short codes, you can find out more about the settings of your phone and information are protected or whether you’re being tracked.

Check out the codes

I gathered the most useful and important codes for smartphones all in one article.

Code #1

*#21#

This simple code let you find out whether your calls, messages, and other data are being diverted.

The status of the different types of diversions that are taking place along with the number the information is being transferred to will be displayed on your phone’s screen.

Code #2

*#62#

This code let you find out where calls, messages, and data are being redirected to if it seems that no one can get through to you.

The chances are in this case that your voice calls are being redirected to one of your cell phone operator’s numbers.

Code #3

##002#

This is a universal code for switching off all forms of redirection away from your phone. It’s a good idea to use this before you have to use roaming. In this case, money won’t be taken from your account for calls that are redirected by default to your voice mail.

Code #4

*#06#

With the help of this code, you can find out your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identifier). If you know this number, you can find your phone if someone steals it. When it is switched on the location is automatically conveyed to the network operator. Even if you insert a new SIM card. If someone knows your IMEI number, they can find out the model and technical characteristics of your phone.

Special Code

Special codes exist that allow someone to track your location and also to determine whether someone is following you. For this, you need the utility netmonitor. Type in one of the following codes:

for iPhone: *3001#12345#*
for Android: *#*#4636#*#* or *#*#197328640#*#*

Perform the steps:

Step 1. Go to the section called UMTS Cell Environment, then UMTS RR info, and write down all the numbers under Cell ID. These numbers are the basic stations located nearby. Your phone will connect by default to the one that emits the best signal.

Step 2. Go back to the main menu, and click on the MM info tab, then on Serving PLMN. Write down the numbers under Local Area Code (LAC).

Step 3. With the help of these two numbers and an ordinary website (the fourth tab to the left), you can determine the location on the map of the basic station that your phone is connected to.

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