How To Find Out iPhone IMEI Or Serial Number

Uzair Ghani
Posted Sep 14, 2015
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Here’s a complete step-by-step guide on how to find out iPhone IMEI or serial number.

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How To Find Out iPhone IMEI Or Serial Number

Using iOS:

1. First and foremost, launch the Settings app from your iPhone’s home screen.

2. Now tap on ‘General.’

3. In the list of available options, tap on ‘About.’

4. Scroll down a little and you’ll see IMEI and your device’s serial number sitting in plain sight.

iPhone Serial Number

Using iTunes:

1. Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac via USB and launch iTunes.

2. Now select your iPhone from the top left hand corner.

iPhone button

3. Click on the ‘Summary’ tab and you’ll be presented with your device’s serial number.

Summary

Using An Old iTunes Backup:

1. Assuming you have made a backup of your iPhone in the past, launch iTunes.

2. Now enter iTunes’ ‘Preferences.’

3. Now click on the ‘Devices’ tab.

4. Hover the mouse pointer over your iPhone’s backup and you’ll be presented with the serial number as well as IMEI.

Backup

On The Back Of Your Device:

If you have an iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, then you can find the IMEI number engraved at the back of the device.

If you have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 (GSM model) or a 4s, then you can find out the serial number as well as IMEI written on the SIM tray of the device.

SIM tray

Behind The Original Packaging:

Although most of us tend to lose our device’s original packaging, but keeping it in a safe location can go a long way if you want to preserve your device’s IMEI or serial number. Behind the original packaging, you can find the serial number and the IMEI number printed on the barcode label.

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Noting down your IMEI and serial number can go a long way in a situation where you might end up losing your phone. The IMEI or serial number given to the authorities can do wonders in tracking your device down. But, as a safety measure, we highly recommend that users turn on Find My iPhone on their devices, as it’s a lifesaving service, and can end up protecting your precious and personal data from falling into the wrong hands.

Found today’s tip useful? Then you know what to do. Don’t forget to drop your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. And also be sure to check out our post on how to check an iPhone or iPad’s Activation Lock status online using Apple’s official tool.

– Check iPhone, iPad iCloud Activation Lock Status Online – How To

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