find-imei-numberShort Bytes: The IMEI, or International Mobile Station Equipment Identity, is a unique number which is associated with your phone. The IMEI number becomes very important in the emergency situations as it’s the fingerprint of your phone. Here, I’ll be telling you various methods to find your phone’s IMEI number, even if it’s lost.

The IMEI number, also known as MEID number, acts your phone’s unique identifier. As no two devices have the same IMEI or MEID number, it becomes the best tool to track lost phones.

This unique number is assigned to every new phone and it’s actually associated with the SIM card slot. So, if you are using a dual-SIM device, your phone will have two IMEI numbers.

As I told you about, phone’s IMEI number becomes very important in case it’s lost or stolen. There are multiple ways to find your phone’s number. Let’s take a look:

Method 1: USSD code to find IMEI number

It is very easy to find IMEI number of your mobile phone as it can be usually found printed inside the battery compartment of the phone.

Also, you can just USSD code and dial *#06#, the IMEI will be displayed instantly on the screen.


Method 2: Looking in Settings to find IMEI number

You can also find the IMEI number of your Android phone by navigating into Settings> About Phone> Status> IMEI Information.

iPhone users can find the IMEI number by navigating into Settings> General> About> IMEI. 


Method 3: How to find IMEI number if you’ve lost the phone

Although you can see it’s very easy to find IMEI number of your phone, but what if you lost it? You can always check your retail box and bill because both have the IMEI number written on them.

In the extreme cases if an Android user lost his retail box and bills too, he/she can try this method.

First sign in to the Google Dashboard using your Google account which is linked to the lost Android phone. Now just click the Android logo and it will show you all the devices connected to that Google account along worth their IMEI numbers.


Did you find this method of finding IMEI number easy and reliable? Let us know in comments below.

Arpit Verma
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