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How to Find IMEI on Android [Two Easy Ways]



IMEI on Android

IMEI or International Mobile Equipment Identity is a unique 15-digit number assigned to every smartphone and tablet for security purposes. The number is essential when you want to find the stolen or lost device. In general, you can find the IMEI number of an Android device on the original packaging box. The number should be labeled and listed together with the barcode and device serial number. But what to do when you have lost or thrown away the packaging box? There are ways available to find the IMEI number right from your Android device. We will show you the possible ways in this guide.

How to Check IMEI Number on Android using Universal Code

You can get the IMEI number of an Android device by simply dialing the universal code.

#1: On your Android device, dial *#06#.

#2: You don’t need to tap the call button. The IMEI number of the device will appear on the screen automatically as soon as you have entered the code.

IMEI on Android

#3: You can’t copy the number from that screen. So write down the code or take a screenshot for future access.

Note – This method can be applicable to all Android devices regardless of OS version and manufacturer. You can follow this method even on iOS devices.

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How to Get an IMEI Number on Android Phone/ Tablet using Settings

Another easiest method to find an IMEI number is by using the device settings.

#1: On your Android phone or tablet, go to Settings.

#2: Scroll down the options and select About phone.

#3: Tap the Status section.

#4: You can find the number under the IMEI section.

IMEI on Android

Note: On some devices, go to Settings > General > About device > Status.

While in Samsung devices, you can locate the IMEI number at the top of the about phone area. Thus, by using either way, you can find the IMEI number on an Android smartphone or tablet.

Related: How to Find IMEI on an iPhone [7 Simple Ways]


What is an IMEI number?

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It is a 15-digit unique number provided to each device.

What is the IMEI number used for?

IMEI number helps to enable tracking smartphones if the phone is stolen.

Why does my phone have two IMEI numbers?

If you have two sim capabilities, then you receive two IMEI numbers.

What can someone do with my IMEI number?

With an IMEI number, you can easily trace your stolen phone and block the usage even with a new sim.

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