Finding the IMEI [International Mobile Equipment Identity] of an iPhone would depend on the version of the iPhone you are using. The ways to find the IMEI of the iPhone 3G is different from that of the iPhone 5. And the way to check the IMEI of the iPhone 6s is different from both the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 5. But regardless of what iPhone you’re using, this article would provide information on how to find the IMEI of your iPhone. Being a little more elaborate, this article would provide information on how to check the IMEI of the following iPhones:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 [GSM model]
- iPhone 4s
However, there are times when you wouldn’t be able to get the IMEI of your phone, for some reason or the other. And as an iPhone serial number can often be used in place of its IMEI, we’d also be providing information on how to get the serial number of an iPhone.
How to Find My iPhone IMEI
Here are some notable approaches to find iPhone IMEI.
This first method is a method that works for only a few old iPhones. The iPhones this method works for, are the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 [GSM model], and the iPhone 4s.
And to find an iPhone’s IMEI, using this method, all you have to do, is to pull out the SIM card tray of the phone. On the SIM card tray, you should see the IMEI of the phone printed on it. Once you spot the IMEI number, you can then write it out somewhere.
As for people who are interested in the MEID of the phone, you should understand that the MEID of the phone is the first 14 characters of its IMEI number.
If you are, however, unable to find the IMEI number of the phone, you might be allowed to use the phone’s serial number instead. And if you’d like to use the serial number, you should understand that the serial number of the phone is also on the SIM tray.
While method 1 is a method meant for the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 [GSM model], and the iPhone 4s, this second method is meant for the following iPhones: the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone SE, the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 5c, and the iPhone 5. In other words, if your iPhone is any of these, this is the method you should consider.
So to check the IMEI of an iPhone, using this method, all you have to do, is to pick up the phone. After picking up the phone, check the back of the phone. Towards the bottom of the device, you should find the IMEI of the phone.
However, there are times when this IMEI would have faded off. In such a situation, you might have to use the serial number of the device. And to get the serial number of the phone, open up the Settings app of your iPhone. Under this Settings app home interface, you should find an option called “General”. If you select this option, a new interface should be loaded. And among options you should find under “General”, is an option called “About”. Under the option called “About”, you would find the serial number of the phone, among many other things.
If you’re using an iPhone released after those mentioned in method 1 and 2, then this method is what you should consider. In other words, users of the following iPhones should try this method: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR, the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus.
To find the IMEI of a phone, using this method, all you have to do is to pull out the SIM tray and locate the IMEI on the SIM tray. And as regards the serial number of the phone, finding it is done the same way described in method 2.