Article ID : SX668402 / Last Modified : 05/27/2022

How do I check the IMEI number?

    Applicable to

    • Android™ 9.0 or higher

    Every device has a unique IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. The IMEI number is used for identifying valid devices in each network. For example, a network provider can block a stolen device from accessing the network. There are two IMEI numbers for devices with two SIM cards, one for each SIM card slot.

    Find the IMEI number of a powered-on device.

    If your device is running, you can find the IMEI number of your device in a few different ways.

    • Use the Phone app
      1. Find and tap Phone.
      2. Open the dial pad and enter *#06#.
    • Use the Support app
      1. Find and tap Support.
      2. The IMEI number is found under Device info.
    • Under Settings
      1. Android 10/11/12: find and tap SettingsAbout phoneIMEI.
      2. Android 9: find and tap SettingsSystemAbout phone → scroll down to find the IMEI number.

    Find the IMEI number of an unresponsive device.

    If your device can't be powered on or the display is not working, you can find the IMEI number by dragging out the label strip.

    1. Drag out the nano-SIM card tray.
    2. Drag the strip outwards using your fingernail. The strip displays the IMEI number(s).

    Find the IMEI number of a lost or stolen device.

    If your device is lost or stolen, you can use Google's Find My Device service to find the IMEI number.

    1. Open https://www.google.com/android/find.
    2. If prompted, sign in using the same Google account set up on your device.
    3. Click the top left tab to select the device you want to use the service.
    4. Click the Device Information icon.

    Note: To use Find My Device, your device must be turned on, signed in to a Google account, connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi®, visible on Google Play, turned on Find My Device, and have the Location turned on.