Sometimes it feels like our iPhones are kind of like a personal assistant that we can actually afford: We take them everywhere with us, they keep our lives organized, and we rely on them to complete tasks ranging from large to small. But few know about these iPhone hacks that can actually improve our lives as well — they're a little complicated, but they might actually be worth the effort.
Below, we outline some of the secret codes programmed into iPhones that can help you access information and functions you may not have known about. For instance, did you know that you can actually find out where your text messages go when you send them into the void? Or that you can actually block your caller ID so you can make anonymous calls to people you don't want to realize its you? These specific codes can help with those things and more, so if you're in need of things like signal strength, anonymity, or just need to block the hell out of someone: Check these out
For starters, there's an option for complete anonymity.
With this simple hack, you can feel free to call your crush and then decide at the last minute you can’t handle the pressure.
This is how you block your caller ID.
By dialing #31# before you dial a number, the person you call won’t be able to tell that it’s you calling.
Get a more precise signal strength.
This one is a little bit complicated, but for some people, it might actually be worth it.
Here's how it's done.
Dial *3001#12345#* to bring up a list of options. Don’t do anything with them, though: Ignore the options entirely.
The next step is all about the power button.
Hold down the power button. When the power screen pops up, press the home button until the home screen reappears. In the top left, you’ll have a number instead of bars or circles.