What is an IMEI number? - The IMEI number, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, is a unique 15-digit number that identifies a device on a mobile network.
Find the serial number or IMEI on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Learn how to find the serial number, IMEI/MEID, CDN, and ICCID on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Before you begin
- You can find these numbers in several places, including Settings, on the physical device, in the Finder or iTunes, and on the original packaging.
- When you contact Apple for support, you can use the serial number or the IMEI/MEID number to identify your device.
Find your serial number, IMEI/MEID, or ICCID in Settings
- Go to Settings > General and tap About.
- Look for the serial number. You might need to scroll down to find the IMEI/MEID, and ICCID.
- To paste this information into Apple registration or support forms, touch and hold the number to copy.
Find your serial number or IMEI before setting up your device
- Turn on your device.
- Press and hold the device's power button until you see the Apple logo. You'll then see "Hello" in many languages.
- Tap the Info button , in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Still haven't found the number that you need? See the following sections.
If your iPhone has a SIM tray* and you need support but can't view the Settings menu, you can use the IMEI/MEID instead of the serial number.
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (3rd generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- 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
On the following devices, find the serial number in Settings and the IMEI/MEID (the MEID is the first 14 digits of the IMEI) on the back:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
On the following devices, find the serial number and IMEI/MEID on the SIM tray:
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 (GSM model)
- iPhone 4s
If you have an original iPhone, find the serial number and IMEI engraved on the back.
* An iPhone 14 model doesn't have an IMEI/MEID engraving.
iPad and iPod touch
Find the serial number for your iPad Pro, iPad, or iPod touch on the back of the device. On an iPad (Wi-Fi + cellular model), you'll also find the IMEI.
Finder and iTunes
You can also find the serial number for your device in the Finder or iTunes:
- Connect your device to your computer.
- On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15 or later, open the Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier, or on a PC, open iTunes.
- Locate your device. In the Finder, make sure you're under the General tab. In iTunes, click the Summary tab to see its information.
- For iPhone, click Phone Number under your device name or the device model to find the IMEI/MEID and ICCID. For an iPad (cellular model), click Serial Number to find the CDN, IMEI/MEID, and ICCID.
If you'd like to paste this information into Apple registration or support forms, choose Edit > Copy Serial Number.
If you don't have your device
There are several places to check that might show the serial or IMEI/MEID number.
- Go to appleid.apple.com in a web browser.
- Sign in with the Apple ID that you use on your device.
- Choose the Devices section. To see the serial and IMEI/MEID number, select the device.
If you still need help, here's what to try next:
- Do you have a different device with iOS 10.3 or later that's signed in to your Apple ID? On that device, go to Settings > [Your name]. Scroll down to see any devices signed in with your Apple ID. To view the serial and IMEI/MEID number, tap the device name.
- Do you still have your device's original package? Find the serial number and IMEI/MEID on the barcode:
To find your phone's IMEI numbers:
- Check your phone's box.
- Check your phone's SIM card tray.
- Check your phone's Settings app.
- Tap About phone.
- Scroll down until you find 'IMEI'.
- Use Google Find My Device.
- At the top left, tap your phone.
- Tap the information icon .
- Your IMEI appears to the right of the icon.
To give you an eSIM so that you can use Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS), your operator may ask for your phone’s IMEI.
A dual-SIM phone has one IMEI number for each slot, IMEI 1 and IMEI 2.
To find your IMEI 2:
- Turn on DSDS.
- Open your phone’s Settings app.
- Tap About phone.
- Find 'IMEI (SIM slot 2)'.
** Alternatively, you may try to Dial *#06# in your keypad on your phone and it should pop up the IMEI number.