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How to get the IMEI no. Find your cell phone and what you need it for

Would you like to take out mobile phone insurance and you are asked for your IMEI number? We'll tell you how to find the IMEI number on your smartphone and why it is so important for cell phone insurance and in the event of cell phone theft.

What is the IMEI No.?
Where can I find the IMEI No.?
Find the IMEI number on the iPhone
Find the IMEI No. on the Android
The IMEI No. of dual SIM cell phones
IMEI No. and mobile phone insurance
Important information on IMEI No.
In the event of loss or theft: locate and block your mobile phone using the IMEI number?

What is the IMEI No.?

The IMEI No. (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) a cell phone is his 15-digit international serial number. Every mobile phone has such an individual number by means of which the mobile phone can be clearly identified. This serial number is assigned by the manufacturer and assigned to each device. An IMEI number consists of 15 digits, without letters and without hyphens. You can find the IMEI number in several ways.

The first eight numbers of the IMEI are the Type allocation code (TAC). The type of cell phone can be determined using this sequence of numbers. Each manufacturer assigns its mobile phone models an individual TAC identifier. The real one serial number represent the next six digits. This is followed by a check digit.

Where can I find the IMEI No.?

By Enter the key code * # 06 # in the input field of your smartphone you can query the IMEI number at any time.
However, the IMEI cannot be temporarily saved here, so it is best to write it down by hand.

Alternatively, you can take a screenshot with your mobile phone and save the IMEI number as an image in the photo gallery of your smartphone.
So you have the IMEI no. available at all times, even if you have the Key combination for query should have forgotten.

If you have just purchased your device, it is also worth taking a look at the packaging to throw - because in most cases there is the IMEI of the smartphone on one affixed label printed together with barcode and serial number.

Find the IMEI number on the iPhone

On the iPhone you will find the IMEI number in addition to the entry via the key code engraved on the back. This applies to all models.

On some iPhone models it is also printed on the SIM card slot. You can also get the IMEI no. Via the app "Settings" and the area "Generally" display.
To do this, select the option "Info" and subsequently "IMEI".

Find the IMEI No. on the Android

In addition to entering the character combination *#06# the IMEI No. in the app settings under "About the phone" Find. Choose there "Status" and let themselves under "IMEI information" Show your IMEI number.

Since you unfortunately cannot copy the number, you should also write down the numbers or simply take a screenshot with your mobile phone.

You can also find the IMEI number on a sticker under the battery of your Android device. To do this, switch off your mobile phone and carefully remove the back cover. You can now remove the battery: Most devices with a removable battery have the IMEI number on a small sticker under the battery.


Our tip: You should always have your IMEI No. too outside of the cell phone save or the screenshot as a photo local to save. If the cell phone is lost, the IMEI number will help you to lock the cell phone and to find out clearly whether it is your device.

The IMEI No. of dual SIM cell phones

Have dual SIM devices two separate SIM slots and can therefore also be used with two different SIM cards. Accordingly, they also have two IMEI numbers. Also on the packaging are usually IMEI 1 and IMEI 2 imprinted.
When taking out mobile phone insurance, it is usually sufficient to specify IMEI 1.

IMEI No. and mobile phone insurance

You will also need the IMEI number of your mobile phone if you have a Mobile phone insurance against burglary, robbery, liquid damage and breakage want to protect. This is particularly worthwhile for high-quality smartphones, as you would have to pay high costs in the event of damage. In such a case, good mobile phone insurance is worth its weight in gold.

For example, the Friendsurance mobile phone insurance without a minimum term and with the right to cancel on a daily basis, which CHIP has once again been voted the test winner.

If you take out cheap mobile phone insurance for your smartphone with Friendsurance, you must proceed as follows:

  1. Choose the type and model of yours too insuring device as well as your desired tariff out.
  2. Give your personal data and purchase price as well as purchase date of your device and take note of the insurance conditions. In the next step, wear yours Bank details and issue the direct debit mandate.
  3. Now you have to do the IMEI number of the device to be insured before the activation process of your mobile phone insurance can be completed.
  4. You will now receive one from us Email with an activation link. You have to confirm this and you will be taken to a page on which you can, among other things, Enter your IMEI number and complete the activation process can. Only when you have completed this process and a Welcome email received from us, your mobile phone insurance is activated.

Important information on IMEI No.

With a mobile phone insurance is only the device whose IMEI number was specified. If the cell phone is replaced in the event of an insurance claim, you must Give the new IMEI number of the replacement device to your mobile phone insurance company within two weeks. With Friendsurance mobile phone insurance, you can send us your IMEI number via email to [email protected]

This also applies if the manufacturer replaces your cell phone due to a warranty damage within the warranty period. You must inform us of this no later than 2 weeks after the exchange. If you do not provide us with the IMEI of your new cell phone, this device is not insured either and you endanger your claim to benefits in the event of an insured event.

In the event of loss or theft: locate and block your mobile phone using the IMEI number?

The IMEI number is not only used to uniquely identify your mobile phone. It also helps your carrier do that Lock your mobile phone if it is lost due to theft.

But it's not that simple: The Cell phone location via IMEI only works if the cell phone is also operated with the network under which it was used. If the thief exchanges the SIM card and operates the cell phone with another cell phone provider, cell phone location and blocking will no longer work.

However, if the cell phone is found by a stranger and he does not change anything, but simply continues to use it, the cell phone provider can locate the cell phone via the IMEI number and have it blocked so that the thief can no longer use it. However, location is only possible if the cell phone is switched on and is also operated by the same cell phone provider.

You should therefore keep your IMEI no. Externally and if you lose it, contact your mobile operator immediately to block your mobile phone. A However, location is only possible when the mobile phone is switched on and is also operated by the same mobile operator.

(This article was revised and updated on May 14, 2019.)

Charlotte Haefner has been an online marketing trainee at Friendsurance since October 2018. In addition to the company blog, she also oversees the social media channels Facebook and Instagram.