Information about your iOS device (Find the Serial Number and IMEI)

The Serial Number (also called serial code) is a uniqe identifier assigned incrementally or sequentially to an iOS device. The serial number consist of character string that includes letter, numerical digits or even typographical symbols.

The IMEI Number (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique number to identify GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones. The IMEI is only used for identifying the device and has no permanent or semi-permanent relation to the subscriber. Number is used by the GSM network to identify valid devices and therefore can be used for stopping a stolen phone from accessing the network in that country.

You may find these numbers by using a couple of alternative methods like in the Settings menu, on the physical device, in iTunes, or on the original packaging. Read the this article to get to know all of them.

Settings Method:

  1. At the very beginning from the Home Screen find and select Settings app.
  2. Then choose General and tap About.
  3. Here you should find such information as Serial Number, IMEI/MEID, and ICCID.

About iPhone

Code Method:

  1. First of all, open the phone's dialer.
  2. Type in the following secret *#06# and tap Send button.
  3. The IMEI Number should pop up on the screen.

Physical Method:

SIM Tray

 iTunes Method:

  1. In the first step connect your device to your PC.
  2. The open the iTunes application.
  3. Wait until iTunes detects your phone.
  4. Afterwards click on Summary section.
  5. Here you should select the Serial Number in order to read CDN, IMEI / MEID, ICCID information. iTunes Summary

Package Method:

You may check the Serial Number and IMEI Info even without using your phone. So all you have to do is find the original packaging and find the appropriate information.Package Info

Backup Method:

If you have saved backup of your iOS device on your iTunes you may check the SN and IMEI Information by using iTunes. In order to do it go through this instructions:

  1. At first open iTunes on yourr PC.
  2. From the Main Menu find and select Preferences.
  3. In the next step select Devices.
  4. Let's locate the cursor on the desired backup and read information about your device.

iTunes Backup

By Sebastian on May 2, 2017