How to check IMEI number

How to check IMEI number

IMEI number stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity number. Every mobile phone contains a unique 15 digit imei number and it is like a phone's fingerprint. IMEI numbers are standard across the industry. Based on this number a lot of  important information about a mobile phone such as the network and country from which the device originally comes from,warranty information, date of purchase, carrier information, system version, device specification and more detailed information can be known. 

Moreover, as IMEI number is a unique number allocated to every mobile device ,the number is very useful when a phone is stolen or lost. It is used to track mobile phones. Police usually require the IMEI number when reporting a phone as stolen and then, depending upon the local laws, the phone can be blocked from accessing networks or placing calls by blacklisting its IMEI. And if the device is located, IMEI number can be used to establish the ownership of the phone. Many countries have acknowledged the use of the IMEI in reducing the effect of mobile phone theft. Also when buying new or used devices IMEI can be checked to see if the device is valid and original.

How to check IMEI number

  • The simplest method of finding the phone's IMEI number is using USSD code. The good thing about this method is that it is more or less universal. It works on almost all feature phones and smartphones, 
  1. Dial *#06# on the phone.
  2. The IMEI number will  be displayed on the screen. 

  • The IMEI number can be found on the silver sticker on the back of a phone, under the battery pack, or on the box the  phone came in.

  • How to Check IMEI Number on the Phone

           For iPhone 5 or newer iPhone, the IMEI is also engraved on the back panel. Just flip the  

           phone to note it down. On iPhone 4s or older iPhones, the IMEI is printed on the SIM             

           tray. 

  • How to Check Phone's IMEI Number Via Settings

           On Android, go to Settings > About > IMEI to see the IMEI number.Tap Status and scroll  

           down to see the IMEI information.

           On an iPhone, tap Settings > General > About and scroll down to IMEI.

          

  •  IMEI is also printed on mobile phone bills.

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