Everybody talks about the IMEI number of a smartphone in the most delicate situations because that’s when you are usually required to know it. If it’s the first time you hear about it, for your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus sake, make sure you find out the IMEI number right away. Get it, write it down, and keep it in a safe place! You never know when you will be asked about it and it is better to be safe than sorry.
The good news is that there are actually a couple of different ways to get this kind of information. We will show you three methods you can try directly with your smartphone. But before we get there, let’s just pause for a moment and talk about the things that make this type of information so important.
What is the IMEI and why do you need it?
The IMEI number is, just like the name suggests, a number. Not a regular one, of course, but rather a sequence of numbers that determine the so-called “International Mobile Station Equipment”. What’s more important, it is a unique number for every single smartphone ever manufactured in the entire world! So, your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a unique identification number.
When you can provide that number – which, as already suggested, isn’t commonly known by all smartphone users – you are actually providing the rock-solid proof that you are the owner of it. Networks around the world, on the other hand, are also using this kind of information to make sure that the device is valid.
In the unfortunate event that your expensive smartphone was stolen from you, you might be required to provide this number. Either to confirm that you own it and get it back as soon as the police find it, or to let the carriers know that it was stolen and have them block the device from being used.
How can you find out your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus IMEI?
- If you’ve just received your new smartphone and the package is still laying around the house, that’s the first place where you should be looking for it. The original box of the smartphone must have a sticker on it with the IMEI number of the device.
- If you don’t have the box, you can also use the phone and dial *#06# from the phone app. The IMEI number will be automatically displayed on the screen.
- Last but not least, you can browse through the phone’s menus and navigate to Settings, Device Information, and Status. In there, among many other things, you will find the IMEI serial number.
Now go get the IMEI of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and write it down!