You may be asked for the iPhone IMEI number, for example, when filing a claim or sending a support request. The IMEI is a unique number assigned to the device (not the phone number, carrier or IP). In such situations you may ask: how to check the IMEI of the iPhone? Where to get it from?
It’s not difficult, despite appearances, but not everyone may immediately know where to look for this number. That’s why we’ve prepared two best methods for you – one of them requires a working smartphone, while the other can be used even if it’s not on. Enjoy!
How to check iPhone IMEI? Best methods
Checking IMEI/MEID number can be done in few different ways depending on what kind of device we have. We would like to start with a method that does not require you to take anything out of the device (however, it will not work if the phone cannot be turned on). How to check iPhone IMEI number? Just follow the instructions below:
- Go into the Settings of your smartphone.
- Go to the General tab.
- Tap on the This device option.
- Scroll down to see the IMEI/MEID and ICCID numbers.
But what if for some reason we can’t do that (for example, because we’ve broken the screen)? No worries, there is a second option as well. If you have any of the smartphones listed below, you can find its IMEI number on the SIM card slot (i.e., on that little tray where you insert the SIM card):
- iPhone 12 (and 12 mini,12 Pro and 12 Pro Max)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPhone 11 (and 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max)
- iPhone XS (and XS Max)
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 (and 8 Plus)
- iPhone 7 (and 7 Plus)
- iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus)
- iPhone 3G (and 3GS)
- iPhone 4 (GSM model and 4s).
iPhone IMEI number – summary
Hopefully you know how to check the iPhone IMEI after reading our tips, and you’ll be able to find the number without any problems. Just in case, it’s a good idea to write it down somewhere – not necessarily on the smartphone itself, but on a piece of paper or in a cloud document that you can open at any time from any device. Sometimes this can prove useful and save a lot of stress.