The International Mobile Equipment Identity, more commonly known as IMEI number, is a unique identifier for cell phones. Whether you own a middle-range Huawei Nova 5T or a Samsung Flagship Phone, the IMEI number is a useful instrument when you’re trying to locate a lost or stolen phone. Depending on your device, here are some ways you can find your IMEI number.
Method 1: Dial *#06#
Check your IMEI using a phone dialer. Input *#06# on any phone and a box pop up with your IMEI number will appear as soon as you finish dialing the code.
Since your IMEI number is not possible to copy and paste from your phone’s display, you can either take a screenshot of it or jot it down on a sheet of paper.
Method 2: Using an iPhone
In your iPhone, find the Settings menu.
Once you’ve located the Settings menu, go to General and tap About.
Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see your iPhone’s IMEI number. Hold it for 2 seconds until a Copy bubble pops up, then tap it.
Method 3: Using an Android
Open the Android Settings menu found in your App Drawer. Scroll down until you find the About Phone section. Tap it.
Once you’re in the About Phone section, scroll down again to find the 15-digit or 14-digit IMEI number. To record it, get a pen and a sheet of paper and note it down.
Method 4: Check Your Phone’s Packaging
Locate a barcode label stuck on your device’s original packaging box.
Together with the barcode is a serial number and your phone’s IMEI number. To record it, you can either jot it down on a sheet of paper or take a photo of it using your phone’s camera.