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Are there any secret codes you can use with your mobile phone?

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According to Phone Arena, secret codes that can be activated by inputting them into a device's keypad exist for various mobile phones. Some generic Android device secret codes include "*#*#4636#*#*", which displays battery and usage statistics, and "*#*#7780#*#*", which resets Android devices to their factory settings.

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Secret codes exist for mobile phones developed by many companies, including Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Sony. HTC mobile devices, for example, enter diagnostic mode when the code "##3424#" is entered into the phone's keypad. Some hidden codes for Sony mobile devices include "*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*", which quickly creates a backup of all media files on the device, and "*2767*3855#", a code that initiates a factory reset on the Xperia Z.

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