Find Your iPhone IMEI Number
The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a unique numeric identifier for iPhone or any smartphone for that matter. Knowing your iPhone IMEI number is important just in case you lose your device or get gets stolen. It’s also important in gathering warranty information about your iPhone.
In this article, we will run you through 5 easy ways to find your iPhone IMEI number. With the IMEI you can check if the iPhone is fake and it can also help the police find your iPhone should it be stolen. Depending on what country you’re in, the IMEI is usually placed on a database and if someone tries to sell or use your iPhone the IMEI will notify the authorities.
If you want to do a carrier unlock, the IMEI is also important and is required so you can use it with another carrier.
Find your iPhone IMEI number in Settings App
- On your iPhone open Settings and go to General > About.
- When you scroll down, you will see the IMEI number.
- if you tap and hold the IMEI field this will copy it. Which is handy since it can be 15 digits long.
Use another Apple device link to your account
- On your other Apple device iPhone or iPad, tap Settings.
- Tap your name at the top
- Scroll down and you should see a list of your devices
- Tap on the one you’re after and on the next screen you will see all the information such as serial number, iOS version, and the IMEI number.
Use the Phone App
This is relatively the easiest option to find your iPhone IMEI number. You won’t be able to copy it though.
- Open the Phone app and go to the keypad section
- Tap in *#06# and this will bring up IMEI numbers as well as EDI and the MEID number.
Find it inside the SIM tray or back
- On iPhone 3G to 4S you will find the IMEI on the SIM tray.
- On iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 you will find the IMEI on the back of the device.
- iPhone 6S and later devices you can find the IMEI also on the SIM tray.
- iPhone 14 series in the US doesn’t have a SIM and uses eSIM.
Find your iPhone IMEI number on your computer
- Use the suitable cable to connect whichever iPhone you have to either your Mac or PC.
- Sometimes Finder on Mac will launch or iTunes on PC will. If not just go ahead and launch them.
- Double-click the iPhone’s model name and this will bring up the IMEI.
It is relatively easy to find your iPhone IMEI number. From the 5 options we have listed some are much easier than others but they are all good to go through. So if you ever need to find your iPhone IMEI number you now know where to look.