“Call forwarding”: find out if you are being spied on and what this cell phone function is

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The call forwarding it can be very useful in emergencies; however, a stranger could activate this feature to check the numbers you talk to on your phone. cell phone without you noticing. In OneTV We explain how to recognize it and what to do so that it does not happen with the help of the code ##002#.

What is call forwarding?

Before understanding how to configure your cell phone to avoid strategies of espionageit is essential to understand what the “Call forwarding“, that is, a service that allows redirect all calls from you fixed line to another line of your choice.

In this way, the calls they make to you will arrive directly at the cell phone of the person you have chosen. Although this feature can be useful in cases of low battery or lost device, it also increases the risk of someone else activating this feature to make a mistake. Registration of the people who are with you calling.

How to activate the “Call Forwarding” option?

Next, we show you how to activate the option “Call forwarding” so that you can also identify if this option is activated in your cell phone.

On mobile with iOS (iPhone)

  • Go to the “Settings” app
  • Look for the “Phone” section
  • In the “Calls” menu, go to “Call forwarding”
  • Turn on the “Call Forwarding” button
  • Enter “Divert to” and write the number to which you want to redirect your calls

On Android cell phone

  • Enter the “Phone” app
  • Select the three vertical dots at the top right of the screen
  • Go to “Settings”
  • Go to “Telephone accounts”
  • Choose the “Call Forwarding” option
  • Choose your phone number
  • Four options will appear: “Forward always”, “When busy”, “When there is no answer and “When not available”
  • Define the desired option and write the number to which you want to redirect your calls

How to deactivate the “Call Forwarding” option with the code ##002#?

If an unknown person activated the option “Call forwarding“, there is a code that can identify it, as well as another that allows you to deactivate it from the “Phone” application of your cell phone. This mechanism works for both devices Android as for iPhone.

Identify if your cell phone is spied on with *#21#

The first step in disabling this feature is to identify if someone is forwarding your calls from another cell phone with the code ##002#. In this way, the cell phone itself will tell you if the function was activated. In case all the sections say “disabled“, you can rest easy, because the “Call forwarding” is not in office.

  • Enter the “Phone” app
  • On the keyboard enter the code *#21# and press the button to call
  • iPhone: Check if the section “Action to request the configuration carried out correctly” says “Activated” or “Deactivated”
  • Android: Check that in the message “Info. of the operator” all the sections appear in “It has not been sent”
  • If the option “On” or “Forwarded” appears, the function is active and someone could be watching your calls

Deactivate this option with the code ##002#

The last step to override the “Call forwarding” of your cell phone is by entering the code # # 002 # on the keyboard of your cell phone to verify that said function has been canceled.

  • Enter the “Phone” app
  • On the keyboard enter the code *#21#
  • iPhone: In case it has worked, a menu will appear in which all the options say “Delete action the configuration carried out correctly”
  • Android: In case it has worked, a menu will appear saying: “Call forwarding”. It has been deleted successfully.” Remember that in the case of iPhoneyou just need to return to the phone Settings to turn off the button of this function, while in Android it is only necessary to deactivate the four diversion options.

Thus, you end all call forwarding on your cell phone, whether you have activated them or not. This is a really useful function because you avoid the risk that anyone is spying on the numbers that call you and could misuse them.