How To Find A Phone’s IMEI Number For Android/iPhone

In case you don’t know, the IMEI number (15 digits number) for your mobile phone works as a unique identifier number for the device. In short, IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity and also, no two devices will have the same IMEI number. The number works as a useful medium to track any lost/stolen cell phone.

For a new or first-time smartphone user, it must be brainstorming task for him or her to retrieve the IMEI number of their smartphone device. So here in this guide, I will show you a variety of different way to retrieve and record your phone’s IMEI number.

For Android;

Method 1: Dial a Universal IMEI code *#06#

This is one is pretty smooth. You can easily retrieve the IMEI/MEID number on any phone by dialing *#06# and also you don’t need to press or tap the call button, as the IMEI/MEID number will show up as soon as you finish dialing the code.

Method 2: Through ‘Settings Menu’

This method is also easy to execute. Simply go to phone’s settings > go to ‘About Device/Phone’ option > Click on ‘Status’ option > In next screen, just scroll down until you find the IMEI or MEID number.

Method 3: Using Google Dashboard

You can also find your phone’s IMEI number using Google Dashboard. In simple terms, it is Google’s control center that can easily be accessed from any computer system via a web browser. You just need to log in with the Google Account associated with your android phone. Then, Simply visit > Expand the ‘Android‘ section by clicking the ‘Android’ heading > now you can easily identify your device with its IMEI and model name.

Method 4: By removing the battery of your phone (works for removable battery phones only)

This method doesn’t require any technical knowledge. You just need to remove the battery from your smartphone. Then, you will find a sticker affixed to the phone underneath the battery. Here you’ll find the 15 digits IMEI number of your smartphone.

Method 5: Check the Package of your phone

This one is a practical one. Just find out the original packaging of your mobile device. Simply locate the barcode label affixed to the outer side of the box. It might have been placed over the opening to act as a seal. Now you can easily identify the IMEI number of your phone.

For iPhone;

Method 1: via ‘Settings’

Simply go to settings of your iPhone > select ‘General’ from the menu > choose ‘About’ from the General Menu. Now scroll down to find your IMEI number. That’s it.

Method 2: Dial *#06#

Similar to android phones, iPhone owners can easily retrieve or find the IMEI number of iPhone device by dialing *#06# 

Method 3: via Packaging 

On the original retail package of your iPhone. You can easily spot the IMEI number for that device by locating the sticker on the back of the box that will provide you with the iPhone’s IMEI number.

I hope this guide helped you in find the IMEI number of your phone. Also, if you have any query or suggestions related to the article, let us know via comment.

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