How can I find my mobile phone IMEI number?

You can easily find your IMEI on most phones by simply entering *#06# on the keypad. Some phones call it a serial number rather than the IMEI, which can be a little confusing. If *#06# doesn’t work with your phone there are a couple of other ways of finding the IMEI:

  • Look under the battery – there is usually a sticker with the IMEI number on it.
  • Alternatively look on the packaging – the IMEI number is virtually always shown on a sticker on the outside of the box.

Ever wondered what IMEI stands for? International Mobile Equipment Identity.

The number is a whacking 15 digits long and is made up of 2 digits to indicate the registration body, six digits for the equipment type, six digits for the serial number  and a final checksum digit.