Every mobile phone, GSM modem or device comes with a built-in unique 15 digit IMEI number. Based on this number, you can check some information about the device, eg brand or model.The IMEI number for your mobile phone acts as a unique identifier for that device. IMEI Code makes it a very useful tool for tracking lost or stolen cell phones. You can quickly retrieve and record your phone's IMEI number in a variety of different ways, depending on your device.This page is to tech you about checking your Mobile IMEI Code.
Way 1: Dialing a Code
First, you can retrieve the IMEI number on virtually any phone by dialing in the universal code. Dial *#06#. You typically will not need to press the Call or Send button, as the IMEI number will appear as soon as you finish dialing the code.
Second,if you have an Elephone Mobile, you could dial *#*#33#*#* to enter the factory test mode. Click the first one --- Auto Test, then will show IMEI code.
Way 2: Open the Android Settings menu.
You can do this by tapping the Settings app in your App Drawer or by using your phone's Menu button.
Tap "About Phone". You may have to scroll to the bottom of the Settings menu to find it.
Tap "Status". Scroll down until you find the MEID entry. Your phone may have both listed, so verify which one you need by checking what carrier you use. GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile use IMEI numbers. CDMA networks such as Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular use MEID numbers.
Write down the number. There is no way to copy the number to your phone's clipboard, so you will need to write or type the number out.
Way 3: Find the IMEI using Google Dashboard.
This is Google's control center that can be accessed from any computer with a web browser.
You will need to log in with the Google account associated with your Android phone.
You can access Google Dashboard by visiting www.google.com/settings/dashboard
Expand the "Android" section by clicking the "Android" heading.
Locate your phone in the list. If you have multiple devices associated with your account, all of the devices will be displayed. Find the device that you are trying to retrieve the IMEI number for.
Copy the IMEI. The first entry for your phone should be the IMEI number. Only the IMEI will be displayed, even if your phone uses MEID. If you need the MEID number, ignore the last digit of the IMEI number.
Way 4:Looking Under the Battery
Power down your phone. Before removing the battery, power down your phone using the Power button.
This will prevent any data being lost and keep apps from being corrupted when the power source is removed.
Remove the back from your phone. This method only works for phones with removable batteries.
(It is not possible with iPhones or other phones with built-in batteries.)
Take out the battery. Gently remove the battery from the phone. Generally, you will need to push it slightly towards the bottom of the phone before pulling it out.
Find the IMEI number. The location of this will vary from phone to phone, but the IMEInumber is usually printed on a sticker that is affixed to the phone underneath the battery.
If the phone has an IMEI number but you are on a network that uses MEID numbers, ignore the last digit (IMEI is 15 digits, MEID is 14 digits).
Way 5: Checking the Packaging
Locate the original packaging for your mobile device. Don't worry about the booklet; look for the box.
Locate the barcode label stuck to your box. It might have been placed over the opening to act as a seal.
Look for the IMEI. It should be clearly labeled and is usually listed together with the barcode and serial number.
Way 6: From an AT&T account login
Log into your AT&T account on the website.
Hover over the Profile link and click on 'Update My Profile'.
Select the tab that reads 'User Information'. After clicking this, if you have multiple devices on your account, you have the option to switch between the phone numbers.
Scroll down slightly and click on the link that reads 'Customer Service Summary & Contract'.
Click on 'Wireless Customer Agreement' when the window pops up,. A PDF download will begin.
Open the PDF. You should recognize this paperwork from when you first purchased your device. Scroll to the very bottom of the PDF and you will find your IMEI.
Way 7: When lost your phone
If you have lost your phone but did not record the IMEI number beforehand, you can still retrieve the number from your Google Account.
The IMEI numbers in your mobile devices are important and unique identifiers that you should make a note of right now if you haven’t already. If your phone is stolen then the IMEI won’t help get it back, though you will be able to take some solace in the knowledge that you can render the device as a useless phone.