USSD Codes To Prevent Your Smartphone From Been Tracked

Your first priority as a smartphone owner is to protect your smartphone from things that can destroy the smartphone. e.g, trackers, hackers. This is also applicable to other devices like iPhone, Computers, Windows. This tutorial will teach you how to detect and figure out who is tracking your device. Along side with it, I will list describe some tips to help you protect your phone from trackers.

Providing solutions, we will list out some useful USSD codes that will aid you in protecting your smartphone from trackers especially from private messages and personal information.

Basic/Common Codes

*#21# - You can use this USSD code to check if your calls (Logs), messages, and other data are being diverted. This USSD code is used to divert calls in the sense that once this ussd code is been dialed on your smartphone by an unknown person to you, he or she will overhear your call conversation when not with you.

##002# - ##002# is a universal code that helps you switch all forms of redirection away from your smartphone. If you are using roaming, I will advise you to use this ussd code before doing roaming so as to hider deduction of money/funds from your account for calls that are redirected by default to your voice mail.

*#06# - This Code is very familiar to us all especially tweakers. The code help you display your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identifier). Imei can be used to trace a missing or stolen device. Therefore, if the smartphone is switched on, it is automatically Connected to the network operator even if a different SIM card is inserted.

*#62# - Dial this code if you want to 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.

Advanced/Special codes

There are available and working Advanced/ Special codes that exist that allow someone to track your location and also to determine whether someone is following you. You can stop them using the utility net-monitor. Dial in one of the following codes:

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

1. Go to UMTS Cell Environment, then UMTS RR info, and put 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.
2. Dash back to main menu, and click on the MM info, then on Serving PLMN. Put down the numbers under Local Area Code (LAC).
3. Using these two numbers and a site link (at the fourth tab to the left), you can detect the location on the map of the basic station that your phone is connected to.