how to get imei number

How to get an IMEI Number? 

Every device is given a  unique hardware identity, by the device manufacturer, named as IMEI number. The full form of IMEI number is the International Mobile Equipment Identity number, it is unique across the globe. Being the hardware identity, IMEI remains the same when you change the sim card.

With the IMEI information, the mobile operator can block or trace a device, once the device switches on with the new or existing sim card.

Most of us don’t bother to have an IMEI number with us, till the phone is with us. But we may need it when the device is lost, stolen, or for any other reason. Here are the few ways by which you can get the IMEI number of the equipment even the device is not with you.

From Device Packing:

The IMEI number is printed on the packing box of the device. When the phone is not with you, you can get information from the box.  It is a 15 digit number so easy to locate.

From the Google dashboard:

If you are using the Android device, Google may keep track of the device in the Google dashboard. You can get an IMEI number by login to the Google dashboard.

From Itunes:

Itunes is for apple devices. By going into preferences, the device information can be obtained.


How to get an IMEI number if you have access to the device?

From device directly:

If code *#06# is dialed from the device, the IMEI number is displayed on the screen. This number can be noted down in an email or some other place. So that IMEI detail can be obtained if a phone is stolen or lost.

The IMEI information might be printed on the backside of a device (e.g apple 5, 5c). The information can also be printed where the battery is inserted.

For android devices, the IMEI number can be found in settings. Go to settings->about->status->imei. On the iPhone, the IMEI can get from settings. The number can be printed from other places inside the phone e.g battery area.

Track mobile from IMEI or device information:

After login to the google dashboard, there is an option to locate the device.

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