If you own a Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5, it can be very important for you understand exactly what IMEI is a how to find it on your device. This number is effectively a serial number, and it helps to identify your smartphone correctly.
You will likely need this number if your phone is stolen or lost. It proves that you are the phone’s owner, as only you have access to the IMEI when you first purchase the device.
IMEI stands for international Mobile Station Equipment Identity. If your mobile needs to be identified by GSM networks, Verizon, AT&T, Spirit or T-Mobile, they will require your IMEI to complete the verification.
If you need to find your IMEI, you can follow this step by step process:
Find your IMEI through the Android system
- Turn the phone on.
- Select Phone Settings.
- Go to Device Information.
- Select Status.
- You should find the complete IMEI number here.
IMEI on packaging
It is also possible to locate the IMEI on the box of your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S5. There will be sticker with the IMEI number printed in small characters.
Show IMEI using a service code
You can also use a service code to locate your IMEI. To do this, open the phone app. type this code into the dialer keypad to be shown the number: *#06#