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How to check the IMEI number of your phone | Digital Trends Spanish


What is the IMEI number, and why would you want to know where it is? Because although many phones look alike, this number (baptized by the acronym in English for “International Mobile Equipment Identification”) serves as a unique and unrepeatable identification method for each device; That is why it serves to know relevant data, such as if the device has ever been reported as stolen. For future reference, in this guide we explain how to check the IMEI number of your phone.

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How to check the IMEI number of your phone

On an Android phone

On an Android phone, you can also find the IMEI in the settings menu. Usually it will be in:

  • Settings > About phone > Status
  • Settings > General > About device > Status
  • Settings > System > About phone > Status
  • Settings > About device > Status

From here, type the number or take a screenshot.

on an iPhone

You can find the IMEI of your iPhone in different places, from settings, the phone itself, in Finder or iTunes, in addition to the original box. You can usually find it at:

  • Settings> General> About.

Scroll down and find the IMEI entry in the list. You can also long press the number to copy it to the clipboard and then paste it somewhere else, like the Notes app.

Find the IMEI number of your iPhone through your Apple account

  • go to appleid.apple.com in the Safari browser on your Mac.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID.
  • Scroll down until you see the Serial Number and IMEI/MEID in the Devices section, and select the device.
  • If you have a device running iOS 10.3 or later linked to your account—such as an iPad tablet—you should go to Settings > [Tu nombre].
  • Scroll until you see any device signed in with your Apple ID, check the device name to see the serial number and IMEI/MEID.

You can also find the serial number of your device through Finder or iTunes.

  • Connect your device to the computer.
  • On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15 or later, launch Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier, or on a PC, open iTunes. Now search for your device.
  • Select in the tab Summary to view the information.
  • click on Phone numberunder the device name or model to find the IMEI/MEID and ICCID numbers.

You can also find it at Preferences > Apple ID > iPhone.

Other ways to check the IMEI number

Some devices show the IMEI on the SIM tray. According to Apple, you can see the IMEI number in the SIM card slot starting with iPhone 6S models, excluding the first generation SE. some devices Samsung galaxy they show their IMEI on the back printed in small, almost translucent letters, so you will need magnifying glasses to read them and even then it will be difficult. Older phones with removable batteries often write the IMEI under the battery, usually at the top of the SIM slot.

How to check the IMEI if you lost the phone

If your iPhone or Android phone was stolen, and you forgot to check and write down the IMEI number, there is still a chance that you can find it. If you kept the box it came in when you bought it, you may find a sticker on the outside detailing its IMEI number.

Use a phone dialer

To get your IMEI number, dial *#06#. After you enter that code on your phone’s keypad, you’ll get a pop-up containing your IMEI number and other important information about your phone. You might want to save that information using two methods like jotting it down in a notebook, or saving it as an image or document.

This technique is apparently obsolete, although it sometimes works. In the past, it was the universal method to check your IMEI, both on iPhone and Android. The problem is that it no longer works as well as it used to. In three of the four phones tested, only one (a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 2016) gave the expected result. Neither the iPhones nor the LG V40 ThinQ got the number after dialing the code. Apple’s instructions also do not include this method. So we quote it as a historical solution and a last resort.

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