Is My Android Phone Tapped or Hacked?

If you suspect that your Android phone is tapped, there are a few steps you can take to check for any potential signs of unauthorized access or surveillance.

  1. Check for unusual behavior:
    • Monitor battery usage: If your phone's battery drains unusually fast, it could indicate that there are hidden processes running in the background.
    • Unusual data usage: Keep an eye on your data usage patterns. If you notice a significant increase without any apparent reason, it might be worth investigating.
    • Slow performance: Spyware or tapping apps can cause your phone to slow down or freeze. If you experience frequent performance issues, it's worth considering.
  2. Look for unfamiliar apps:
    • Review installed apps: Check your list of installed applications for any unfamiliar or suspicious apps. Be cautious of apps with generic names, misspellings, or ones that you don't remember installing.
    • Check app permissions: Review the permissions granted to each app on your device. If an app has unnecessary or excessive permissions, it could be a red flag.
  3. Monitor network activity:
    • Use a network monitoring app: Install a reputable network monitoring app from a trusted source to monitor the network traffic on your phone. Look for any suspicious connections or data transfers.
    • Review Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections: Check the list of connected Wi-Fi networks and paired Bluetooth devices. If you notice any unfamiliar or unauthorized connections, it could indicate tapping attempts.
  4. Check for unusual sounds or behaviors during calls:
    • Static, background noise, or echo: If you hear unusual sounds during phone calls, it might indicate that your calls are being intercepted or monitored.
    • Call interference: Unusual call drops, sudden signal loss, or difficulty making or receiving calls could be signs of tapping.
  5. Scan for malware:
    • Use antivirus or anti-malware software: Install a reputable antivirus or anti-malware app from a trusted source and perform a full scan of your device. It can help detect and remove any potential malware or spyware.
  6. Factory reset as a last resort:
    • If you've tried the above steps and still suspect tapping, a factory reset can eliminate any software-based spying. However, keep in mind that a factory reset erases all data on your device, so ensure you have backups of important files.

Codes to check for Tapping(Dial these codes in the phone keypad)

  1. ##002#: This code disables all call forwarding settings on your device. It helps ensure that your calls are not being redirected to another number.
  2. ##21#: Dialing this code shows if your calls are being forwarded. If call forwarding is enabled without your knowledge, it could be a sign of tapping.
  3. ##62#: This code checks if your phone's voice calls, data, or SMS messages are being redirected to another number.
  4. ##*06#: This code displays your phone's IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. Compare it to the IMEI printed on the back of your phone or on the original packaging. If they don't match, it might indicate a tampered device.

Please keep in mind that these codes may not work on all Android devices or with all network carriers. They are not foolproof methods for detecting tapping or surveillance, as more advanced techniques could go undetected.

If you suspect your phone is tapped, it's crucial to consult with a cybersecurity professional who can provide specialized tools and expertise to investigate and ensure your device's security.

Adaptive Computer Accommodations for Visual Difficulties-Decrease Screen Resolution

Try decreasing the computer's screen resolution. This will make everything larger.

How to decrease screen resolution on a PC or Windows
1. Right-Click on Desktop and click Display Settings.
2. You can drag the slider to make text larger first. If this is all you need, then you're good.
3. Click Advanced Display settings and change the screen resolution.

How to Decrease Resolution on a MAC or Apple Computer.
1. Click the apple menu, then click System Preferences.
2. Choose Displays and adjust the resolution as needed.

A FREE Program to Check for Adware and Malicious Software

The program is called Malwarebytes. It is available for FREE and there's also a paid version.

It also works for both PC and Mac.


  1. Adware
  2. Keyloggers
  3. Website re-directors
  4. Rootkits

You can download from Just click the FREE Download Button

So if you're comfortable downloading and installing this program, I'd recommend running it once per week or every other week. You're doing this at your own risk.

If your computer is badly infected with viruses/Malware and you need help, Computer Teach & Fix can do a Virus Removal Tune Up (Onsite or Remote).

Remote Connection Service

Remote Connection services can be used for tutoring and fixing/repairing. You must be able to connect to the internet for a remote connection.

You can be located locally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida or anywhere in the country or world.

How Does it Work?

  1. We arrange a time and I call you at that time
  2. I ask you to go to and type your first name and a passcode that I give you.
  3. You need to click connect, then yes, then ok.

That's it, we're connected and I can use your computer just as you do while connected.

We'll use the phone to speak and I can help you with questions, issues, problems, or simply a lesson in email, Word....etc.

Wifi Internet Stopped Working-Simple Fix

Whether you have XFinity or another provider, sometimes the Internet will stop working.

Try unplugging your Router/Modem from power for one-minute.

When you plug it back in, be patient. It could take 5 to 10 minutes for it to start working.

If this doesn't work it could be an issue with your computer or the Internet is down.

Laptop Stopped Working

Laptop has no video, maybe doesn't turn on? This may also work for desktops and All In Ones. Pc and Mac

Your laptop may be stuck between on and off.

Try holding down the on button for 10 full seconds. Then turn it on as you usually do.