How To Check A Phones IMEI

Quik Fix Phone Repair in Tucson discusses how to check a phones IMEI

How to Check A Phones IMEI

Today Quik Fix Phone Repair discusses how to check a phones IMEI.

Every mobile phone or device that is manufactured now contains an IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity). This number identifies your phone and is locked, in most circumstances to the actual hardware of the device. This ensures that if your phone is ever stolen you can call your cell phone company and have them put this number on a blacklist to stop the use of the cellular device – even if the SIM card is swapped.

An IMEI is 15 digits long and can be used to check information like; the manufacturer of your phone, the country of origin, and the model number. You can also use an IMEI to check the history of a mobile phone to see if it has ever been reported as lost or stolen on a carriers service.

Today we’re going to walk you through how to find your IMEI. As a precaution, we recommend to never give this number out to anyone other than the company who provides your cellular service. We advise against this because there is a very real risk of your phones IMEI being cloned or involved in scams.

How to Check An iPhone or Android’s IMEI From The Phone Dialer

There’s more than one way to check the IMEI of your phone. The universal method below will work on an iPhone, Android, or just about any other device. All you need to do is open your phone’s dialer and dial the following:

*#06#

After dialing this number a box should appear on your screen with a 15 digit number inside of it. This number is your phones internal IMEI.

How to Check An Android’s IMEI Outside Of The Dialer

  1. To check your phone’s IMEI from inside the phone settings for an Android, please follow the instructions below:
  2. Navigate to your phone’s Settings Panel.
  3. Find the section labeled “About Phone” and tap on it.
  4. Find the section labeled “Status” and tap on it.
  5. Underneath status, click IMEI to obtain your phones personal identification number
  6. Write this information down on a piece of paper.

How to check an android imei from the settings

How to Check An iPhones IMEI Outside Of The Dialer

  1. To check your phone’s IMEI from inside the phone settings for an iOS on an iPhone, please follow the instructions below:
  2. Navigate to your phone’s Settings and tap on the icon.
  3. Find the section labeled “General” and tap on it.
  4. Find the section labeled “About” and tap on it.
  5. Underneath the about you will see a list of different numbers. Locate the IMEI section.
  6. Write this information down on a piece of paper.

How to check an iphone imei from the settings

Other Ways To Check Your Phones IMEI

There are a few other ways to check your phone’s IMEI. Below we have listed those ways for your convenience.

  1. The IMEI is usually located on the box of both Android and iPhone devices, around the seam near a barcode.
  2. If you have an iPhone, your IMEI can be found on the tray that holds your SIM card. The tray is located around the edge and can be disengaged by sticking a small item into the hole next to the tray.
  3. The last way you can obtain your IMEI is to call your cell phone service provider. Everytime you activate or switch to a new phone your cell phone company keeps record of the previous IMEI for a certain duration of time.

Need Help With More Information On How To Check A Phones IMEI?

Below we have listed the major cell phone providers sites where you can check your devices IMEI and your phones compatibility on their networks.. Some websites aim to steal your phones information and use it for nefarious purposes so we recommend using the list below before any other alternatives.

  1. Verizon Wireless IMEI Check
  2. T-Mobile IMEI Check
  3. Sprint IMEI Check
  4. AT&T IMEI Check
  5. Boost Mobile IMEI Check
  6. Cricket Wireless IMEI Check
  7. Straight Talk Wireless IMEI Check

Still can’t figure it out? Give us a call at Quik Fix Phone Repair  today and we will help you locate your devices IMEI. You can also come into any three of our locations in Tucson, Arizona and we will walk you through how to check a phones IMEI – Alternatively, if you’re looking for device repairs or are wanting to sell your phone, we can help with that, too!

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