The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a unique identification code for each mobile device. This serial code helps to differentiate one device from another. A standard IMEI number is a 14 digit string, with an additional 15th check digit for verifying the entire string.
Back in 2011, Apple used to print a serial number of the iPhone on its Sim tray and other detail on the back side of the iPhone but now this has changed and all the information resides within the phone digitally.
It is quite easy to find the IMEI number and the serial number of your device. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to know your iPhone’s IMEI number and serial number.
Finding your iPhone’s Serial Number/IMEI number
Here’s a step by step guide to finding your iPhone’s serial number and IMEI number
- Go to the Settings in your iPhone.
- Tap on General and then tap on About given on the top of the list.
- There you will find Serial Number of your device. Scroll down to find all the other information and IMEI number of your iPhone.
- If you want to copy the information, long press the numbers that you want to copy. Paste the copied numbers wherever needed.
The above-mentioned procedure will help you find the serial number from within your phone. If you have old iPhones like iPhone 6 plus and previous, you can find the serial number on the back of your device.
You can also use IMEI number instead of the serial number if you cannot view it from Settings. Following devices have their IMEI number printed on the back of the phone:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
You can find the IMEI number printed on the Sim tray in the following devices:
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), iPhone 4s have their serial number as well as IMEI number printed on the SIM Tray of the phone.