The Funniest, Sneakiest Ways to Mess with Someone’s Phone

Remember the good ol’ days before caller ID, when you and your friends thought it was hilarious to call stores and ask whether they had Prince Albert in a can? (If yes: “Then you better let him out!”) Well these days, the high-tech world requires a bit more stealth. But if you really want to mess someone’s smartphone, it’s far from impossible. In fact, we’ve gathered a collection of some of the most diabolical ways to prank, mess with, and hack your friends’ phones.

Got a prankster friend who you’d love to give a taste of his own medicine? Or an overly serious coworker you’d love to see just totally freak out for once? Well if so, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find a list of hilarious and easy smartphone pranks that anyone can pull off. So whether you’re looking to totally embarrass your friend with fart noises or for a simple but brilliant way to make them think they just got the most awkward text ever from their mom, you’ll find it.

In no time, you’ll be able to hack phones with ease. But remember, if you mess with people too much, they may just find this list and use these tricks to get back at you. You’ve been warned. Mess with phones at your own (totally worth it) risk. 

Sneak into Their Shortcuts and Transform How Common Text Phrases Appear

Change Their Contacts to Characters from Your Favorite Movie

Torment Grammar Lovers by Tweaking Their Auto-Correct

Screenshot Their Home Screen and Set It as Their Wallpaper So No Apps Appear to Respond

Change Their Phone’s Wallpaper to Something Hilariously Awkward

Insert a “Typing” Icon into a Conversation, Then Never Finish It

Introduce Them to the Mind Numbing Joys of CatFacts

Give Guys at the Bar the Rejection Hotline Number (605-475-6968)

Change Your Contact Name to “Mom” and Send Them Awkward Texts

Change Your Wifi Network Name to “FBI Surveillance” or Something Just as Creepy

Set Their Phone Alarm Clark to a Ridiculously Early Wake-Up Time

Log into Their Facebook and Change Their Theme to Something Embarassing

Make Their iPhone a Kitten Frenzy at

Put Clear Tape on Their Mouth Piece So Callers Can’t Hear Them

Download the Fake Low Battery App So They’ll Always Be Desperate for Juice

Download an App Called Motion Fart

Leave Their FB Status Set on “Only Me” So No One See/Likes Their Posts

Outsource Your Unwanted Calls to India

Download the “Crack My Screen” App & Watch Them Panic

Install TalkBack, an App for Blind Users That’ll Just Freak Everyone Else Out

Text Their Parents Something Along These Lines…

Change Your Voice and ID Through the MyPhoneRobot Android App

Set the Most Horrific Beiber Song You Can Think of as Their Ringtone

Post This as Their Facebook Status and Wait for the Fun to Begin

Create Fake Conversations on and Post Them Online

Select “Only Me” on Their FB and Post Something Embarrassing

Put Clear Tape on Their Earpiece So They Can’t Hear Callers

Pick from Hundreds of Prank Calls on

Place Something Sticky on Their Phone’s Earpiece, Call It, and Wait for the Fun to Begin