What’s all the fuss about IMEI numbers? We’ve got answers for all your IMEI questions.
What’s an IMEI number?
An IMEI number, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, is a unique 15-digit number that identifies a device. Every smartphone has an IMEI number.
Simply put, this number is the identity card or fingerprint of your phone.
Your phone carrier uses the IMEI to recognize your device and connect it to their network. Phone carriers, sellers, and manufacturers can use an IMEI number to track smartphones that may be lost or stolen.
If you need to return your device, the seller will ask you for the IMEI number to make sure you’re returning the correct one.
How do I find my device’s IMEI number?
On iPhone, go to “Settings” > “General” > “About”. You might need to scroll to find the IMEI number.
On Android, go to “Settings” > “About phone”. You might need to scroll to find the IMEI number.
Check out the “Find my IMEI number” guide for more ways to find it.