IMEI stands for “International Mobile Equipment Identity”. Every device has its own IMEI number, which helps to identify particular device.
Finding your IMEI number is important to locate or block your device when it is stolen or misplaced.
Your IMEI number is a 15 digit code that is exclusive for every broadband or device.
IMEI numbers are not only for phones but you can also find them for tablets and laptops. These codes are impossible to change since they are built into the hardware of the device.
How to Find Your IMEI without Having Device?
Finding IMEI number is easy when you have your device in hand. But it can be a little daunting when you don’t have your device with you. In this guide, we will help you know how to check IMEI code without actually having your Android or iOS phone.
When you don’t have your device in hand, you can simply check its IMEI number by checking the box of your device. Most of the boxes comes with a sticker that lists the IMEI number of their particular device. Look carefully and if you find a 15 digit code that’s what you need.
What happens if you have lost your packaging ? You can also find your IMEI number on the original document which you have signed with your phone company.
Check Google Dashboard for IMEI Android
If all of the above measures are not working for you then Android users can use another tool.
- Sign into Your Google Account
- Go to Android Device Manager
- Your Android IMEI number will be listed with your registered Android device.
How to Find Your iPhone IMEI Number
- Open the iTunes > preferences tab when using Mac, or edit > preferences tab on the PC version of iTunes.
- Click on the devices button. Now, go to the Summary tab
- Click twice on your phone number. Your IMEI should be displayed after the second time.
Using Apple ID
You can also use your Apple id to find your code. Your Apple id can serve you for several purposes.
Using Your PC/Mac
- Open apple.com
- A login page displays. Enter your Apple id and Password that you use for your iDevice.
Move down to “Devices” to get a device’s serial and IMEI/MEID number.