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How can I find the IMEI number of my phone?

Every telephone has a unique IMEI number. This allows you to find useful information from a telephone, such as how old the device is or who the owner is. This can come in handy if your phone breaks so you can see if it's under warranty. Also useful if you want to report your stolen phone. I explain how to find the IMEI number here.

How do I find the IMEI number of my smartphone?

There are 3 ways to find out the IMEI number of your Android phone. All 3 ways are equally easy and fast. You can recognize an IMEI number quickly, because it consists of at least 13 digits. Do you have a mobile phone without an Android operating system? If so, go to the third step. Would you rather watch a video than read information? In our video, you'll find exactly the same information explained by our vlogger, Jasper.

Method 1: the packaging of the telephone

Packaging telephone

Have you just purchased a smartphone? If so, it comes to you in a package. This box has a sticker with the unique IMEI number of your phone. If you have the box somewhere that you can easily reach, you have the IMEI number at hand.

Way 2: the settings of your smartphone

Smartphone settings

Maybe you have already thrown away the packaging of your phone or it's somewhere at the back of the loft. Fortunately, you can quickly find the IMEI number of your phone without the box. How? Go to the settings of your smartphone. Because the settings of an Android phone often look different per model or brand, there is no fixed route. But if you type 'IMEI' at the top of the search bar, you will find the number in no time.

Method 3: available for every telephone

IMEI telephone

If you have no packaging, no search bar in your settings, or a mobile phone without an Android operating system, there's a quick third way to find your IMEI number. To do this, go to the call menu and type *#06#. After this, the IMEI number of your device will immediately appear on your screen.

Help from an expert in the store

Help from an expert in the store

Do you need to know the IMEI number of your phone, but you still can't? Visit one of our Coolblue stores. Our phone expert are there to help you. They'll be happy to look up your phone's IMEI number for you.

Note: Our stores in Belgium are currently closed. Our Dutch stores are open by appointment. We're open so you can pick up your order, get advice, have your tablet and phone repaired, and return products. You can pick up your package without an appointment, but for all other services we ask you to make an appointment.

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