What is code ##002# for and how to know if your calls were forwarded to spy on you?

2022-10-31 10:57:17

Your Android phone includes a variety of phone codes inherited from GSM phones. And there is a very useful one that has become popular due to the risk of someone forwarding calls without permission: code ##002#. Type it just at a stroke with all the detours, whether you have activated them or not.

We may not use the operator's services as much as when we used mobiles that could only call and send SMS messages, but these services remain available on our smartphones for when we need them. The call waiting, the answering machine or the call forwarding, so useful when we wait for a communication and the phone runs out of battery. Unfortunately, this function can also be used in an unlawful manner.

Suddenly deactivate all detours

Operator Message 002
Call forwards aborted after sending code ##002#

With call forwarding you have the option to receive communications on a mobile other than yours and without changing the SIM of the phone. Now, this function can also be used to spy on you if someone activates the detour without you knowing: they will know what numbers are calling you; with the option to talk to those people without you having any knowledge of the conversations. It is not usual, but there may be someone who wants to spy on you and does not have too many scruples.

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Android warns with a persistent notification if call forwarding from the phone is active, but this can be hidden quite easily. If you suspect that they used your mobile without permission, it is worth making sure of the detours: not only can you consult it using GSM codes, it is also possible to eliminate all the detours at once. For the latter, the protagonist of the article serves: the code ##002#.

What the aforementioned code does is cancel at once all possible deviations that the phone number inserted in the mobile has activated. This way you make sure that no one is spying on the communications you receive, it is done like this:

  • Open the phone app on your mobile.
  • Type ##
  • 002# and press the call button.

You will automatically have finished with all call forwards, also with the rest of the forwards (such as SMS). These will not be activated again unless someone has access to your SIM card; either from your mobile or by placing that card on another phone. We recommend that you block it with a PIN code that no one knows if you think it may be the target of spying.

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Call forwarding query using code *#21#

Alternatively, you can check all call forwards from your Android's settings. The menu varies greatly between different makes and models (there are even manufacturers that do not include it), but there is a quick way to find the operator's settings quickly:

  • Find the phone app.
  • Click on the three menu items and select "Calls".
  • Enter the call forwarding options.

In case you want to check if you have call forwards activated, in order to know which phone number they are addressed, you can use the previous process of the Android settings or send a GSM code:

  • Open the phone app on your Android.
  • Type *#21#, click on the call button and you will receive the bypass information from your operator.

Your Android phone includes a variety of phone codes inherited from GSM phones. And there is a very useful one that has become popular due to the risk of someone forwarding calls without permission: code ##002#. Type it just at a stroke with all the detours, whether you have activated them or not.

We may not use the operator's services as much as when we used mobiles that could only call and send SMS messages, but these services remain available on our smartphones for when we need them. The call waiting, the answering machine or the call forwarding, so useful when we wait for a communication and the phone runs out of battery. Unfortunately, this function can also be used in an unlawful manner.

Suddenly deactivate all detours

Operator Message 002
Call forwards aborted after sending code ##002#

With call forwarding you have the option to receive communications on a mobile other than yours and without changing the SIM of the phone. Now, this function can also be used to spy on you if someone activates the detour without you knowing: they will know what numbers are calling you; with the option to talk to those people without you having any knowledge of the conversations. It is not usual, but there may be someone who wants to spy on you and does not have too many scruples.

Android warns with a persistent notification if call forwarding from the phone is active, but this can be hidden quite easily. If you suspect that they used your mobile without permission, it is worth making sure of the detours: not only can you consult it using GSM codes, it is also possible to eliminate all the detours at once. For the latter, the protagonist of the article serves: the code ##002#.

What the aforementioned code does is cancel at once all possible deviations that the phone number inserted in the mobile has activated. This way you make sure that no one is spying on the communications you receive, it is done like this:

  • Open the phone app on your mobile.
  • Type ##
  • 002# and press the call button.

You will automatically have finished with all call forwards, also with the rest of the forwards (such as SMS). These will not be activated again unless someone has access to your SIM card; either from your mobile or by placing that card on another phone. We recommend that you block it with a PIN code that no one knows if you think it may be the target of spying.

Message Operator 002 2
Call forwarding query using code *#21#

Alternatively, you can check all call forwards from your Android's settings. The menu varies greatly between different makes and models (there are even manufacturers that do not include it), but there is a quick way to find the operator's settings quickly:

  • Find the phone app.
  • Click on the three menu items and select "Calls".
  • Enter the call forwarding options.

In case you want to check if you have call forwards activated, in order to know which phone number they are addressed, you can use the previous process of the Android settings or send a GSM code:

  • Open the phone app on your Android.
  • Type *#21#, click on the call button and you will receive the information of desv