How to find the IMEI number on my cell phone
The IMEI number for your cell phone is a unique identifier for that device. No two have the same IMEI so it is very useful for tracking lost or stolen phones. There are several different ways to find the IMEI of your device, as outlined below.
- Dial the IMEI code
You can view the IMEI number on almost any phone by dialling in the universal code *#06# (asterisk, hash, zero, six, hash). Usually, you don’t need to press anything else for it to appear on your screen.
- Check the packaging
The IMEI number is usually printed on the box that your cell phone came in next to barcodes and the Serial Number.
- Check under the battery
If you have an older cell phone with removable battery, the IMEI number is usually printed beneath the battery.
Find the IMEI number on iPhone
For iPhones, you can find the IMEI number in your Settings menu or through iTunes:
- Settings menu on your iPhone
Go to: Settings > General > About
- iTunes on your computer
Plug in your phone and go to My Device
Find the IMEI number on Android phone
For phones such as Samsung, HTC and LG (and many others) that use an Android operating system, you can find the IMEI number in the Settings menu. Go to: Settings > About phone > Status
Information correct November 2016