Ever heard people talking about the IMEI of a smartphone? Or, perhaps, ever been asked about the IMEI of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus? It’s a good thing if you weren’t asked about it, but not such a good think if you don’t know the number. Standing for International Mobile Station Equipment Identity, the IMEI is a unique number consisting of a string of characters.
No other phone in the world will have the same IMEI as your phone. That’s why GSM networks rely on it to check the validity of a particular smartphone and even determine if the investigated device was actually reported as stolen or banned by a previous user. Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile they can all run a check for your IMEI number in order to determine whether it is a flawless device or not.
Precisely because it is such an important detail and, truth to be told, a somewhat lengthy number, you shouldn’t rely on memorizing it. Find out the exact IMEI number of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, and write it on a piece of paper. Needless to say, make sure you keep the number safe, easily accessible for future use.
And in case you don’t know where to get the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus IMEI number, here are at least three different methods:
- Look up in the phone’s Settings, at Device Information, the Status section – among all the technical details presented in there, the IMEI is somewhere towards the bottom of the list;
- Look up on the packaging of the phone, if you still have it. The original box that your smartphone came packed in should have, on one of its sides, a sticker with the IMEI code;
- Use the Dialer app to type *#06#. This service code will automatically generate you the IMEI code, displayed right on the screen.
Now you know it and you have no excuses for not writing down the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus IMEI.