Your mobile phone has a globally unique number associated with it, called the IMEI number that uniquely recognizes your device within the network. If your phone gets misplaced or is stolen, you would need to provide this IMEI to the law enforcement agencies and the telecom operator for them to ban your device and prevent anyone elsefrom using your phoneon their wireless system.
As you probably know, it is relatively easy to find the IMEI of your phone. While there are apps that will help you retrieve this number with a tap, you don’t really need one.
- Just open the mobile dialer, call *#06# and the IMEI number will be displayed on the phone’s display.
- Alternatively, you can open device Settings – About Phone – Status and long-press the IMEI to copy it to the clipboard.If you have however lost your phone but did not record the IMEI beforehand, you can still retrieve the number from your Google Account.
- Just go to google.com/settings, sign-in with your Google account and expand the Android tab. Here you will see of all Android devices that are connected to your Google Account and it will list the IMEI number of your phone as well.In the case of iPhone, the IMEI is printed on the box itself. And if nothing works, trace the phone’s receipt.