How to get an IMEI Number of a device?
The manufacturer assigns each device an IMEI number, a unique hardware identifier. The International Mobile Equipment Identity is the full form of the IMEI. It’s unique all across the world.
When you change the sim card, the IMEI remains the same because it represents the hardware.
Once a device is turned on with a new or current sim card, the mobile operator can block or track it using the IMEI information.
Most of us don’t consider having an IMEI number until we have a phone. However, we may require it if the device is lost, stolen, or for any other reason.
Even if the device is not with you, there are a few ways to obtain the IMEI number of the device.
If you can’t access the device, how can you get an IMEI number?
From Device Packing:
The IMEI number is printed on the device’s packaging box. You can acquire information from the package in case you can’t access your phone. It’s a 15-digit number, so it’s simple to find.
From the Google dashboard:
Google may keep track of your Android device in the Google dashboard if you use it. By logging into the Google dashboard, you can obtain an IMEI number.
Itunes is an app store for Apple products. The device information can be acquired by going into preferences.
How to get an IMEI number if you have access to the device?
From the device directly:
- The IMEI number is displayed on the screen if code *#06# is dialed from the device keypad. This number should be written down in an email or elsewhere for future reference. So that IMEI information can be acquired even if the phone is not in the user’s possession.
- The IMEI information might be printed on the backside of a device (e.g., iPhone 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., the battery area.
Track mobile from IMEI or device information:
After login into the Google dashboard, there is an option to locate the device.