Have you ever heard of the IMEI code? In case you didn't know, every cell phone in the world has one. The number of Identification of ANDquipo Mvile IInternational (IMEI, for its acronym in English), is a series of 15 digits that allows you to identify your device, a kind of identity card that assigns you the country where you live. But its usefulness goes much further. If your computer is ever stolen, you can call the network provider to block it. Or if you are buying a used device, you can verify it on your own through services such as CheckMend. If you still don't know him, in this guide we explain how to check the IMEI number of your phone.
Fortunately, there are several (and very easy) ways to check the IMEI number, and here we will explain them all. Before you begin, keep in mind that you should never share it publicly. Therefore, the IMEI numbers you see in the following screenshots have been retouched.
Using a telephone dialer
The universal method to verify your IMEI number formula to operate on both an iPhone, Android and others is to open the number dial of your phone (as if you were calling) and dial the following: * # 06 #
At the moment a pop-up box appears with your IMEI code. You can copy the number and then touch To close or okay to close the box.
On an Android phone
On an Android phone, you can also find the IMEI in the configuration menu. Usually be in:
Settings> About phone> Status
Depending on the model, you can also find it at:
Settings> About device> Status
And ah you will find it, in IMEI Information
On an iPhone
It is very easy to find the IMEI of your iPhone. Just go to:
Settings> General> About
Scroll down and look for the IMEI entry in the list. You can also press and hold the number to copy it to the clipboard and then paste it somewhere else.
Other ways to verify the IMEI number
Some devices, such as the iPhone 6S and other later models, display the IMEI in the SIM tray. Some phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, show their IMEI on the back. Older phones with removable batteries often record the IMEI under the battery, usually at the top of the SIM slot.
How to check the IMEI if you lost the phone
If your phone or Android phone was stolen and you forgot to verify and write down the IMEI number, there is still a possibility that you can find it. If you kept the box in which it came when you bought it, there is a possibility that you will find a sticker on the outside that details its IMEI number.
* Article updated by Rodrigo Orellana on December 18, 2019.