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How to find iPhone’s IMEI number

iPhone imei checkAn iPhone IMEI check is necessary to retrieve the “International Mobile Equipment Identity” number or short, IMEI. This guide will show you how to retrieve the IMEI on any iPhone, which is a unique 15 digit code that is used for law enforcement purposes, e.g. when your iPhone has been stolen and you need to report the theft. Using the IMEI code, an iPhone can be disabled remotely. Your IMEI number is also relevant for warranty and replacement or for getting support at Apple.

Here are three methods for the iPhone IMEI check.

iPhone IMEI check via the Settings app

Settings > General > About > IMEI

Open up your Settings app via the Home Screen. Navigate to the “General” section and then to “About”.
This screen lists pretty much every identification number you’ll ever need with regards to your iPhone, including the iPhone IMEI number and the serial number. One or both might be requested by Apple support at some point, now you know how to retrieve the IMEI for your iPhone quickly and effortlessly.

iPhone IMEI check

Retrieving iPhone IMEI via the Phone Dialer

Phone > enter Code > view IMEI

A rather universal approach is to enter the following GSM code into the dialer application of any cell phone, including modern smartphones like the iPhone: *#06#

In this case we open up our “Phone” app and enter the code as if entering a regular phone number. The iPhone will then display the IMEI code for you, best take note before you close the screen using the “Done” button. This works on all generations of the iPhone and other smartphones.


Check iPhone IMEI on the case

Last but not least, the simplest method: Simply read the IMEI number off the back case of your iPhone. Every genuine Apple iPhone to date has the IMEI number amongst the FCC and other regulatory info, albeit in a rather tiny font, found on the bottom part of the back casing beneath the “iPhone” label.

iPhone 6 IMEI