The IMEI of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus are a serial number that allows your smartphone to be identified uniquely. For those that forget a lot, it is advisable that you note down the IMEI of your Galaxy S8 straight after purchase. This allows you to prove the ownership of your phone in case your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus gets stolen and you need it back.
The IMEI or the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity is a special number unique to a particular device. The IMEI number is used by GSM networks to check the validity of smart phones or whether the device is either stolen or banned.
Doing an IMEI number check for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile ensures that your Galaxy S8 or S8+ Plus is without fault. You can find the IMEI number of your phone through the following ways.
- Through the Android system
To get the Samsung Galaxy S8 IMEI from the Android system, you have to first switch ON the Galaxy S8. On the Home screen, go to settings. Then choose ‘Device Information’ and tap on ‘’Status’’. You will see a list of the various information listings of your Galaxy S8 including your IMEI
- Via the packaging bag
The other way to check for the IMEI number of your Samsung Galaxy S8 is to check on the purchase box of your smartphone. There is always a sticker at the back of the packaging box that contains the Galaxy S8 IMEI number.
- Via the service code
Another method of locating the IMEI number of your Galaxy S8 is by using the service code. To achieve this, you need to first switch ON your Galaxy S8 then go to the Dialer app. Once you are there, dial on the keypad *#06#.