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Where Is My iPhone IMEI?


How do I find the IMEI for an iPhone?
- Asked by Angela H. October 24th, 2018


The IMEI (or MEID) can be found physically on an iPhone or iPad, on its packaging, and within the Settings app.

First open the Settings app on your iOS device and navigate to General > About. Swipe down until you see the IMEI listed. If you need the MEID and it is not listed, it will be the same as the first 14 digits of the IMEI. You might also notice the iPhone Model and Serial Number are both located near the IMEI.

If you are unable to power on the iPhone or iPad, it can be found in one of two spots depending on your device. First check the back of the device for any small print prefaced by "IMEI". If that is not present on the back of the iPhone or iPad, remove the SIM card tray from the side of the device and it should be printed there.

Finally, on the slight chance you still have the original packaging for the iPhone or iPad, the IMEI can be found printed on the barcode label.