Every GSM phone, be it a basic, dirt-cheap handset or a pricey, powerful smartphone, has its own International Mobile Equipment Identity number, commonly known as IMEI. This is usually a string of 15 or 16 digits, and carriers use it to identify the devices registered on their networks. Being unique and hard to modify, the IMEI can also be used to blacklist stolen phones from a given network. In some cases, the number can even be used to track down a certain device in order to return it to its rightful owner.
But how do you find a phone's IMEI number anyway? Well, there's a number of ways to do that – by entering a special code using the device's keypad or Phone app, by digging in the handset's settings, or by checking the details stored on your user account, to give a few examples. These and other methods of finding a phone's IMEI number are described in the slideshows below.
1. Type *#06#
Probably the quickest way of finding your iPhone's IMEI is by typing the aforementioned code, *#06#, into your dialer. The number will be displayed immediately after you input the second number sign.
2. From the device info screen
The IMEI is also listed in the phone's information screen. Just open Settings > General > Device information.
Alternatively, you may find the IMEI displayed in iTunes, on the iPhone information screen. You have to click twice on your phone number for the IMEI to be shown.
4. On the back of some iPhone
The IMEI is also found on the back of most iPhone, as shown in the image.
As with other GSM phones, you can find your IMEI by opening your dialer and typing *#06# using the keypad. The unique number will be displayed as soon as you press the second number sign.
2. From the Settings menu
The number is also found in Settings > About Device > Status. Just scroll down until you get to the IMEI number.
3. Under the battery
If your phone has a removable battery, chances are that its IMEI number is printed on the label found inside of the battery compartment.
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