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How to Find Your Samsung Phone’s IMEI Number

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You can quickly find your Samsung phone’s IMEI number by dialing *#06# in the phone app. Or you can go to Settings > About phone to view the number. You can also check your phone’s original packaging or look for a sticker on the back of your device.

If you know your Samsung phone’s unique IMEI number, you can register your phone for warranty, lock your SIM card and perform other tasks. You can view your phone’s IMEI even if the phone won’t turn on. We’ll show you how.

Note: If your phone has two SIM slots, you will see two IMEI numbers. Each number is for a specific SIM slot.

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Use the Phone app to view your Samsung phone’s IMEI number

A quick and easy way to check your Samsung phone’s IMEI number is to dial a specific number using the Phone app.

To use this method, launch the Phone app. Then enter *#06# and press the call icon.

Enter *#06# and press call.

You will see your phone’s 15-digit IMEI number.

View a Samsung phone's IMEI number using the Phone app.

You can now use this number wherever it is needed.

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Use Settings to find your Samsung phone’s IMEI number

Use the Settings app to access more details about your phone, such as: B. Model number and serial number. With this app you can view your IMEI number and many other information.

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To use this method, launch Settings on your phone. Then scroll down and tap “About phone”.

Choose "Via phone" in the settings.

On the About phone screen, next to IMEI is your phone’s unique 15-digit IMEI number.

View a Samsung phone's IMEI number in Settings.

On the same page you can see more details about your phone.

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Find the IMEI number of a sealed Samsung phone

If your Samsung phone is in a sealed box, you can still find its IMEI number.

Rotate your phone’s box; On one side you will find a sticker with various phone details including your phone’s IMEI number.

View a Samsung phone's IMEI number on the phone box.
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Find the IMEI number of a non-working Samsung phone

If you misplaced your Samsung phone’s box and your phone won’t turn on, you still have a way to find your phone’s IMEI number.

Samsung usually prints the IMEI number on the back of their phones. So take a look at the back of your phone – you might find a sticker with the IMEI number on it.

If you have an old Samsung phone with a removable battery, you can find the IMEI number printed under the battery.

Warning: If your phone doesn’t offer a removable battery, don’t try to use this method as you risk damaging your phone.

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