What is an IMEI number?
The IMEI number, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, is a unique 15-digit number that identifies a device on a mobile network. Every smartphone has an IMEI number.
Simply put, this number is the identity card or fingerprint for your phone. With this number, the phone carrier authorizes a device to connect to its network.
With IMEI numbers, phone carriers, refurbishers and manufacturers are able to track smartphones that may be lost or stolen.
The IMEI number is also useful when you need to return your device to the refurbisher. In this case, the refurbisher may ask you for the IMEI # to make sure that you are returning the correct device to them.
How do I find the IMEI number of my device?
For iPhones and Androids, the easiest way to find it is in your phone's settings. Go to the Settings of your phone and simply search for "IMEI" in the search bar of the Settings.
Otherwise, check out the below guide for other ways to find your IMEI number.
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