Like fingerprints for humans, IMEI for a mobile is an unique identification number that is allotted for mobiles during its manufacture phase.
Knowing IMEI number useful or will it favour me if I know it? Well, these questions will get straight away from your mind if you know how important is IMEI number to you.
When you try to sell old phone you might be asked for your device IMEI number.
Ways to Check to IMEI Number of a Device :
If you lost your phone and try to lodge a complaint in the police station, you’ll be asked to enter the lost mobile’s IMEI number. And according to local laws, the phone will be blocked or recovered accordingly.
So, it’s always a safe practice to keep your device IMEI number handy.
Note: IMEI is associated with SIM slots. Devices with multiple SIM slots are said to have multiple IMEI numbers.
There are multiple ways to know IMEI number of the device. Here are some of the honorable mentions.
Starting off with the easy methods, USSD code is more or less universal. Go to dial pad and hit *#06#.
The IMEI number will be displayed on the screen. Either take a screenshot or note it down elsewhere.
For iOS devices:
For iPhone versions above 5, IMEI is engraved on the back of the panel, which is easily accessible.
For iPhone 4G and below, IMEI is found on the SIM tray.
- Access device Settings:
On Android, go to Settings > About > IMEI to see the IMEI number.
For 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 inside the phone, under the battery. Take the battery out to check.
All of these methods work fine if you have your device right with you.
In case, if you had lost your phone are couldn’t you still have better chances of finding your device IMEI number(s).
Mobile box or bill:
Mobile manufacturers always print the mobile IMEI number on the sticker mostly aligned to the left side of the box.
If all these methods fail, login into Google dashboard with your Gmail credentials. It allows the option to lock, erase your data permanently.
Hopefully with all these tips and tricks it’s easier for law enforcement forces to retrieve or block your mobile successfully.