Do you know how to check the IMEI serial number of the iPhone X/iPhone 10 that you own? If your first impulse was to ask – What’s an IMEI number? – you really have to read this guide. It contains super-useful information and we can only hope you’ll never need this detail and discover you don’t have it!
IMEI is the short form of the International Mobile Equipment Identity. This is an identification code, consisting of a 16-digit combination, unique on an international level. The “international” part should tell you two things:
- You won’t find another smartphone in the world to have the same IMEI number as yours;
- Your iPhone’s IMEI number can be checked at an international level, by any wireless carrier, if and when required.
It’s not just AT&T, Sprint, or other carriers, everybody interested in knowing the status of a smartphone can check a huge common database. By its status, we mean if it’s been reported as stolen and blacklisted by any carrier.
Perhaps now you can see what we are trying to suggest when insisting on the importance of this IMEI code. Briefly, if you just bought your iPhone X/iPhone 10 from an Apple store, you have no reason to worry that it might be blacklisted. But you should make sure that you know the IMEI for future reference, in case you lose it and you want to ask your carrier to blacklist it.
That way, if someone gets it and they try to walk away with it, they won’t be able to use it because it was already blacklisted. Of course, in order to get to this point, you must convince the carrier that the iPhone that you insist they should blacklist is yours. And how can you do that? By communicating the IMEI number.
That’s right, under such circumstances, you’ll be super happy that you have bothered to find it and write it down. Speaking of which, do you know where to find it?
To find your iPhone X/iPhone 10 IMEI, you can:
- Look at the original packaging, it has a sticker with the IMEI on it;
- Dial the *#06# on your phone;
- Or check the About Device section.
To make sure that your iPhone’s IMEI is not blacklisted, you can:
Use any of the following websites, by running a search specifically for its IMEI. Choose one of the methods from above to find the IMEI and then, run it through one of the websites from below:
- iPhone IMEI
- Swappa (check this Swappa Review here)
If you need more help or if you have questions about the iPhone X/iPhone 10 IMEI, you know where to address them!