The full name of IMEI number is (International Mobile Equipment Identity). This is a unique number. You will find it in every officially sold handset. If unfortunately one’s phone is stolen, the information about the IMEI number should be given while registering the FIR at the police station.
Then depending on local laws, the lost phone is prohibited from using the network or making calls. IMEI is blacklisted for this. Not only that, if you want to sell your old phone online, you will need your phone’s IMEI number during registration, as it shows the phone’s official status. In this article, we are going to talk about IMEI number in detail.
IMEI is associated with the SIM slot
IMEI is linked to your phone’s SIM slot, which is why dual SIM phones have two IMEI numbers. Not only phones, but SIM-enabled tablets also have IMEI numbers. This number is very special. Suppose if your phone is lost, and then it is discovered, the IMEI number can prove that it is your phone.
This is the easiest way to know IMEI number. Interestingly, this method is universal. This method works on almost all smartphones. Let’s understand the process.
- You need to dial *#06# in your phone’s dialer app.
- By doing this, you will see the IMEI number on the screen. Now write it down somewhere, if you have a smartphone you can also capture the screenshot.
If you lose your phone
If your phone is lost, you can find the IMEI number from the phone box or bill. The IMEI number is written on a sticker on the side of the box, but if your phone is lost and you don’t have the bill and box, you can find the IMEI number.
- Log in to Google Dashboard with the Google ID used on your Android phone.
- Click here on Android.
- Here you will be able to see the list of devices registered with your Google ID. You will also be shown their IMEI number along with the device
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