What is an IMEI number?

The IMEI number is a serial number that is unique to every individual handset. Usually it can be found printed on the back of your phone in very small writing – most of the time the IMEI will be labelled as such, however sometimes it won’t be. In this instance, the IMEI will be identifiable as it will be the only 15-digit number on your handset.

If you are unable to find the number on the physical device, you can find it by following the instructions below. Please note on much older devices the IMEI number may be printed on the SIM card tray, or be found behind the battery.

1. Go to Settings
2. Scroll towards the bottom and tap About
3. Tap Status
4. Read the IMEI

1. Go to Settings
2. Tap General
3. Tap About
4. Scroll to view IMEI


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