How to Find IMEI Number of Any Phone

Every mobile phone, GSM modem or device with a built-in phone / modem has a unique 15 digit IMEI number. Based on this number, you can check some information about the device, eg brand or model.

It is with this number that you can also track your device incase you have lost it. If you do not know the IMEI number there are many methods to find the IMEI number. The first method is using USSD code, this is the simplest method of finding your phone’s IMEI number. The good thing about this method is that it is more or less universal. It works on almost all feature phones and smartphones, so try this before you go hunting for the phone’s bill.

You can also Dial *#06# on your phone. The IMEI number will now be displayed on the screen. You should note it down somewhere safe or you can always take a screenshot.

Again if you have an 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.

For Android users, 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. On most other phones with a removable battery, the IMEI is printed on a sticker that is inside the phone, under the battery. Take the battery out to check.

When you don’t have the phone and you also lost the retail box or bill. In such case Android users can check their device’s IMEI number even if they’ve lost the phone. All the methods mentioned above work perfectly and are faster, but if you’ve lost the phone and not kept the box, this can still bail you out.

Log in to Google Dashboard using the Google account linked to the Android phone. Click Android, next to the green robot logo.This will reveal a list of devices registered to the account, along with their IMEI number.

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