Whether you’ve got an aging Android smartphone, a shiny new top-tier flagship, or anything else in-between, there’s a very simple way to give your device an immediately noticeable speed boost.
Buried deep within your phone’s settings menu is the option to reduce device animations, that’ll make every app you open and button you press feel snappier and more responsive overall.
Type 3001#12345# into your phone’s dialer and then press the green call button to access “Field Mode,” which can give you access to info about local networks and cell towers.
You’ll probably never have to know about your local cell tower’s “Measured RSSi,” but it’s fun to look around for a bit.
On my Galaxy phone, this code prompted a pop-up that let me know how long until a call is forwarded to the message center.
On the iPhone, regardless of carrier, this code just showed me the same info as *#67#. Smartphone manufacturers and providers also offer codes that you can type into the number field of your phone app.
With these, you can switch off the mailbox, display the IMEI, or enter secret menus. We’ve got a list of secret codes right here for you to try.
Which Android hacks do you use on a daily basis? Are there any we’ve missed that you would have liked to see included? Let us know in the comments!.