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7 simple methods to find the IMEI number of your Android phone or tablet

Use these methods to find the IMEI number of your device. You can find it out even when you don't have your device with you.

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An IMEI number is a 15-digit code that is unique to your device. IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity, and every smartphone has its own unique IMEI code. This number can be used to trace or block your smartphone in case it ever gets lost or stolen. This is why it is essential to know what the IMEI number of your mobile phone is. In this article, we show you 7 simple methods to find the IMEI number of your Android phone or tablet.

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Check your phone’s retail box or packaging

Check your smartphone’s retail box or packaging

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The easiest way to find out your Android phone’s IMEI number is by checking its retail box. Inspect the retail box and look for the sticker with the IMEI number printed on it. Usually, smartphone makers place the label inside the box, to ensure it is only visible to the buyer. The sticker may also be placed at the bottom of the box. It is advised to keep the retail box safe as long as you’re using the phone. In case you lose your phone you can always check the box for its IMEI code.

Check the bill

Check the bill

The printed invoice or bill of your smartphone also contains its IMEI code. You will need to scan it closely as the invoice contains a lot of details regarding your phone. If you ordered your phone online, you can find the IMEI number at the bottom of the invoice, along with the phone details. 

Dial the USSD code on your Android phone to find its IMEI number

Dial the USSD code on your Android phone to find its IMEI number

This is a universal way to find the IMEI number of any device. Lost your phone’s retail box and physical copy of the bill? Don’t worry, you can still find out its IMEI number. Simply go to your phone’s dialer and type *#06# on the keypad. A pop-up screen will appear, displaying both IMEI numbers (if your smartphone supports dual sim) and the serial number of your phone. This method works on every smartphone, no matter what the platform is. Once the pop-up window appears, take a screenshot of the information. Make sure you back up the screenshot to Google Drive or any other cloud service. Simply saving the screenshot on your phone will turn out to be futile in case your phone gets lost. You can even physically write down the IMEI number on a notepad and keep it someplace safe. 

Find out your Android phone or tablet’s IMEI number from Settings

Find out your Android phone or tablet’s IMEI number from Settings

Another quick way of finding out your device’s IMEI number is by checking the phone details in the settings. Simply go to Settings and scroll down and select ‘About Phone’. This is where you will find the IMEI number of your smartphone along with other details like the Phone number, model name, model number, and serial number. If you explore further you can also find the IP address, MAC address, and other important information related to your device. 

Check the sticker on your phone’s back panel

A lot of smartphones come with a sticker fixed on their back panels. Most users generally peel off the sticker right away as it takes away from the look of the phone. However, it is advised to record the IMEI number on the sticker before you peel it off. You can also fix the sticker on the retail box after peeling it from your smartphone. Android phones with a removable battery have that sticker placed under the battery. This sticker also contains the Model number and the serial number of your device. 

Use Google’s Find my Device to check the IMEI number

Use Google’s Find my Device to check the IMEI number

Lost your phone and can’t figure out how to find its IMEI code? This method will help. In order to use this method, you’ll need to make sure if Find my Device is enabled on your Android phone. In case you lose your phone, you simply need to log on to https://www.google.com/android/find and check the location of your device. Apart from finding out the location of your device, you can also see its IMEI number by clicking on the ‘i’ icon right next to the name of the device.

Check your phone’s SIM tray for the IMEI number

In a lot of smartphones, the IMEI number is printed on the SIM tray itself. Simply pull out the SIM tray using the SIM ejector pin and observe it closely for the IMEI number. Phones will dual sim feature will have two IMEI numbers printed on the SIM tray.  

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Conclusion 

These are the simplest 7 methods to find out the IMEI number of your Android phone or tablet. Knowing your phone’s IMEI number is essential in tracking your phone or tablet in case it gets lost. You can check out our comprehensive guide on how to find your lost mobile using IMEI number here.

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