Are Calls And Texts Being Diverted On Your iPhone? How To Find Out And Stop It

Nowadays, hackers don’t have to be so brilliant to redirect your incoming calls and messages to any number they like. All it takes is a few seconds of access to your iPhone or cellular account. This way, anyone with physical access to your iPhone can reroute your incoming calls and texts, without your knowledge, so they know exactly who is trying to reach you. 

In this guide, we’ll show you some secret codes that can help you discover if your calls and texts are being diverted on your iPhone. You’ll also be able to cancel the diverting action and restore privacy to your communications.

How to Tell If Calls And Texts Are Being Diverted on your iPhone

How Can Calls And Texts Be Diverted on your iPhone?

By using the call-forwarding action, anyone with access to your iPhone can easily divert your calls and texts to another number without your knowledge. Thankfully, by visiting your Settings app, you can quickly determine if someone is forwarding your calls and texts through an easy process. 

Navigate to “Phone”, then click on “Call Forwarding” once you’re there. You can do this for each of your iPhone’s lines if you have more than one. If there is only one toggle turned off in the call forwarding preferences for the line, nothing is wrong. If not, you’ll need to check to see where calls are being forwarded.

Using your carrier’s shortcodes is another option to check. They may be called “interrogation” codes because you’re only using them to get information. Then, simply press the call button after entering the code in the Phone app.

The following methods will help you detect if your calls are being diverted on your iPhone device, and how to disable this action.

Method 1 to Stop Calls And Texts Being Diverted on your iPhone: *#61# — Call Forwarding for Unanswered Calls

You can check to see if your calls are being routed to another number whenever you don’t answer them. Do this by using the *#61# settings interrogation code. It’s a good sign if “Data Call Forwarding” and “Voice Call Forwarding” both state that they are disabled.

If there are any numbers listed, they might have been added by another person, or the voice call number might be the one for your voicemail. If there are numbers, a time delay may also be listed if one has been set. Dial the ##61# code to cancel and deregister forwarding when no answer is received.

Some providers won’t be able to use this code. Verizon Wireless cannot use it because it is designed for GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile (a CDMA network). You might, however, attempt the *92-star codes for Verizon. Try the *93 code on Verizon to cancel and deregister call forwarding when no answer is received.

Additionally, there are *61 on AT&T Collaborate lines and **61 on Verizon One Talk lines.

Method 2 to Stop Calls And Texts Being Diverted on your iPhone: *#62# — Call Forwarding When You’re Unreachable

You can check to see if calls or messages are being redirected to another number while you are unavailable by using the *#62# settings interrogation code. It’s a good sign if “Voice Call Forwarding,” “Data Call Forwarding,” and “SMS Call Forwarding” all state that they are disabled.

If numbers are listed, they might have been added by another person. However, they can also be your voicemail box’s number. Dial the ##62# code to cancel and deregister forwards while you’re unreachable. Like the code above, this one operates on GSM networks but is incompatible with Verizon Wireless. 

Method 3 to Stop Calls And Texts Being Diverted on your iPhone: *#67# — Call Forwarding When Line is Busy or Call is Rejected

When the line is busy or you refuse a call, you can check to see if such calls are being redirected to another number by using the *#67# settings interrogation code. You’re safe if both “Data Call Forwarding” and “Voice Call Forwarding” are off.

If numbers are listed, they might have been added by another person. Once more, they might also be your voicemail box’s number. Dial the ##67# number to cancel and deregister call forwarding when they are denied or busy.

This code only functions on GSM networks, just like the other codes. You might want to try the *90 star code for Verizon Wireless. Try the *91 code on Verizon to cancel and call deregister forwarding when no answer is received.

On Verizon One Talk and AT&T Collaborate lines, there is also code **67* and *67*, respectively.

Method 4 to Stop Calls And Texts Being Diverted on your iPhone: *#21# — Non-Conditional Call Forwarding

You can check to see if anything at all is being transmitted to another number by entering the interrogation code *#21# settings. Voice calls, data calls, SMS, and other types of data are all possible. In contrast to the conditional call forwarding rules, this would be call forwarding for your entire account. Everything must be marked as “Disabled” for you to proceed.

If numbers are listed, they might have been added by another person. And yes, some of them might also be your voicemail box’s number. Dial the ##21# code to cancel and deregister call forwarding while you’re not in range.

GSM networks can use this code. For all forwarding for Verizon Wireless, check method 6 below. On Verizon One Talk and AT&T Collaborate lines, there is also code **21* and *21*, respectively.

Method 5 to Stop Calls And Texts Being Diverted on your iPhone: *#004# — Conditional Call Forwarding

The *#004# settings interrogation short code is the next option, and it allows you to view all types of conditional call forwarding on your number. If it’s marked as “Disabled,” then you have nothing to worry about.

If there are any numbers listed, they might have been added by someone else or they might be your voicemail line. Dial the ##004# code to revoke and deregister all conditional forwarding rules.

Verizon Wireless cannot use this code because it is designed for GSM network operators. However, you can attempt the *42 or *41 star codes on Verizon. Try the *43 code on Verizon to deregister and cancel forwards when no answer is received.

Method 6 to Stop Calls And Texts Being Diverted on your iPhone: *#002# — All Call Forwarding

Finally, you can view all call forwarding options on your line using the *#002# settings interrogation shortcode. You shouldn’t be concerned if everything reads “Disabled.”

If there are any numbers listed, they might have been added by someone else or they might be your voicemail line. Dial the ##002# code to stop and deregister all forwarding rules.

Verizon Wireless cannot use this code because it is for GSM network carriers; instead, you can attempt the *72 star code. Try the *73 number on Verizon to cancel and deregister call forwarding when no answer is received.

In summary, you might see strange numbers in the above codes that aren’t your voicemail box’s number or numbers you’ve set by yourself for conditional call forwarding. Cancelling and de-registering (clearing, deleting, erasing, etc.) call forwarding settings is the best option. This way, your calls and texts will no longer be diverted or intercepted and you can restore privacy to your communications.

Lastly, the surest way to prevent your privacy from being breached and not have your calls and texts diverted on your iPhone in the first place is to keep your device secured. Put a strong password or lock on it to keep it safe from malicious actors.

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