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Finding your phones IMEI number


  • Dial the IMEI code. You can get the IMEI/MEID number on virtually all phones by dialing the universal code. Dial *#06# on your phones keypad or touch screen, normally you will not need to press the Call or Send button, as the IMEI/MEID number will appear as soon as you finish dialing the code.


  • In IOS settings. Tap the settings icon on your iPhone or iPad, scroll down and tap the General tab then tap the About tab. Now scroll down the list of information and you will see IMEI. The number to the right of that is your 15 digit IMEI number.


  • On an apple devices sim card tray. All iPhone devices have the IMEI number printed on to the simcard tray, if your phone is original and hasn't been tampered with, then your original simcard tray should have the number printed on it, simply get a simcard eject tool (or a bent out paper clip), eject the simcard then you can find and read it. You may need a magnifying glass!


  • Under the battery. If your phone does not meet any of the other suggestions, then try removing the battery and looking under it. Most phones will print the IMEI code under the battery or for phones where the battery slots in there may be a removable pull tab with the number printed onto it.

What is an IMEI?

A phones IMEI number is it's unique unchangeable hardware ID. Similar to your PC or other devices "Mac address" it is a unique code that belong to only your device.

What is it used for?

It's used to identify your phone, it's how your network knows what phone you have and what services you can use. It's also also used to lock phones. Network providers all share a database of IMEI numbers, so if your phone is stolen the IMEI number can be blacklisted in the database which is why a blocked phone will never work on any network as it's unchangeable ID has been blacklisted in all UK networks.



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