What is IMEI Number and Why is it So Important - AndroidHow

What is IMEI Number?

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. IMEI number is unique for every single device. It is basically the identity of your device. It's is given to every single device which is connected to the internet or any other network.

The IMEI number includes information on the origin, model, and the serial number of the device. The IMEI has the format like this AA-BBBBBB-CCCCCC-D, (15 Digits) but it may not always be displayed this way.

The IMEI number is used by a GSM network to identify devices attempting to connect to them. It's only used for identifying the devices and it doesn't have any relation to the subscriber. IMEI number is used to track your device. If your device is lost or stolen it can be used to locate it, in case only if the thief will make any call or use the internet from your device.

So, if you have lost your device, then immediately contact the police and your service provider. And if the police need IMEI number of your device immediately provide it.

Why is IMEI number So Important?

As we have already discussed that IMEI number is the identification of your device. It is the unique identity of your device. If someone has your device's IMEI number he/she can do anything to your device, even your device can also be hacked. so, keep your device's IMEI number private. And it is also very important because if your device is lost or stolen without IMEI number you cannot find it.

Another important thing is that if your mobile device supports more than one SIM cards than your device will have more than one IMEI numbers. Each IMEI number will be used  to trace each of the SIM cards

Apart from this, if anyone tells you to change your IMEI number then don't trust them because it is too dangerous for the security of your device. So don't make any changes to your device's IMEI number because it is not easy to change the IMEI of any device.

How to find IMEI number?

Talking about Mobile phones and Tablets, to find IMEI number of your device you just have to open your mobile phone's dialer and dial *#06# and that's it all the IMEI numbers on your device will be shown out.


There are some other ways to check for IMEI numbers like by going into the settings then clicking on About phone and then clicking on IMEI number. And if your mobile is not running then another way is by removing your mobile's back cover and then checking on the battery because most of the mobile devices have their IMEI numbers written on their batteries and in case if you have a mobile phone with non-removable battery, you can look for your phones IMEI number on your mobile case.

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- Zain Amin

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