The issue of the Serial Number on an iPhone X/iPhone 10 can usually go in one of the two directions: how to find out what IMEI you have and how to check the status of that IMEI. Of course, if you don’t know what is the serial number or the IMEI, the third topic with general facts about this code and the importance of knowing it will come into play. Since this article is aiming to be a general guide on this subject, let’s delve in.
What you need to know about your iPhone X/iPhone 10 IMEI?
IMEI means International Mobile Equipment Identity, a code consisting of 16 digits. It is a unique code that serves mobile operators to identify the device wherever it would be, regardless of its owner. And the number can be used to confirm ownership but also to block the device, reporting it as stolen and blacklisting it, if you really lose it.
As a first-time buyer, you need to know your iPhone’s IMEI in order to be able to block it if it happens to be stolen. Also, if you’re buying the iPhone from someone else, it is important that you check its IMEI status first, to make sure you’re getting a fully functional device (unrestricted within the network in any way).
How can you find out your iPhone X/iPhone 10 IMEI?
We get it that remembering a 16-digit code is not an easy thing, but you should at least write it down somewhere safe. You can find out this code in three different ways:
- You have it stamped on the original packaging of the iPhone;
- You have it listed within the Settings menu, at the Device Information tab, under the Status submenu;
- You will have it displayed on the screen if you launch the Phone app and type this code into the dialer pad: *#06#.
How can you check the IMEI status?
Once you know the exact IMEI code of your device, you can check its status either directly with a carrier, at their local shops, or with the help of a specialized service. Suffices to launch the web browsing app, type for something like check iPhone X/iPhone 10 IMEI, and you’ll get plenty of indications on how to proceed from there.
That’s pretty much everything you should know on this topic, with great emphasis on the importance of knowing this code! When you are no longer in the possession of it, you can be sure that it will be too late to get the code. And if the iPhone X/iPhone 10 really was stolen, and gets into the hands of someone who knows how to handle such situations, you can be sure that they will try to get rid of it fast. You knowing the IMEI number of the iPhone X/iPhone 10, to blacklist the device as soon as possible, may be of the essence!