There are several pieces of information that identify your iPhone, and one of the more important pieces of information is the International Mobile Equipment Identify (IMEI) number. If you buy an iPhone from an individual seller, then you will probably need the IMEI to set up the device with your cellular provider.
There are a couple of different locations where you might find this information, and we will show you a method that you can use to locate this number on your iPhone through the Settings menu.
Finding the IMEI Number on Your iPhone 6
The steps below will show you how to locate the IMEI number for your iPhone through the Settings app on the device.
Here is how to find the IMEI number on an iOS 9 iPhone –
- Open the Settings menu.
- Select the General option.
- Tap the About button at the top of the screen.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and locate the IMEI option. The number is show to the right of that.
These same steps are shown below with pictures –
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General option.
Step 3: Tap the About button at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu to find the IMEI row in the table. The number that you need is to the right of it.
You can copy the IMEI number by tapping and holding on it, then pressing the black Copy button. The copied IMEI number can then be pasted into another location by tapping and holding your finger on the screen, then selecting the Paste option. Learn more about copying and pasting on the iPhone if you are having difficulty.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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