I want to know if there is a method that can tell me how many hours an Android phone has been used. Just like we have cheat codes that we used for Nokia phones; they tell us the hours (regardless of factory reset). Any alternate for Android?

  • Cheat codes? *#*#4636#*#* might give you the details you are looking for. And of course there are more cheat codes available...
    – Izzy
    Aug 11, 2012 at 19:42
  • @Izzy - That code doesn't appear to work on Samsung phones. At least, it doesn't on my stock Galaxy S3 .
    – Compro01
    Feb 19, 2013 at 19:16
  • Oops? First time I hear it's not working on some device! Sorry for that! Just tested on a Galaxy Ace 2 (stock Android 2.3): Works fine there.
    – Izzy
    Feb 19, 2013 at 21:18

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Go to Settings → About phone → Status, scroll to bottom and you will be able to see Up time.

I think this feature is available on Android 4+.

  • For some reason on my Android 9 Mi A1 I can no longer find the option. Which is curious (I had it before, though not sure if on Pie). Mar 8, 2019 at 21:15
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    This gives uptime since last boot, nothing to do with how long a handset has been used for. May 26, 2022 at 12:08

Try typing this code in your dialer: ##786# or *#*#786#*#*

If that doesn't work, install "Launcher Pro". That app can show you hidden menus of your phone, which are the same menus that those two dialer codes should bring up.

  • This might be hard reset according to the blog here. And Uptime always resets once you restart the phone. [Edited by Moderator Firelord]
    – nmeegama
    Nov 3, 2015 at 5:58
  • For which Android version(s) does the code works? Doesn't work on my CM12.
    – Firelord
    Nov 3, 2015 at 12:00
  • Seems to be model/brand specific... Mar 8, 2019 at 21:18

QualityTime is a good app that can track how long you use your device daily and weekly. It can also track how long you use individual apps.

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