What is IMEI check for?
Checking the IMEI number allows us to determine, among other things, the brand or model of the phone. It is possible on the website IMEI.info
However, these are not only informational issues related to the IMEI number, but are also practical. Thanks to this number, we can block our smartphone in case of theft. We can report such a need to the operator in person in the showroom with an appropriate certificate from the police.
The operators themselves also use the option of blocking smartphones by IMEI number, which customers bought from them in installments, and which they stopped paying back at some point.
So, if you buy a second-hand smartphone, you will also need this IMEI number. Unfortunately, at the moment, only two operators from the “Big Four” provide on their websites to check the IMEI number. Plus it offers a blocked IMEI number finder underneath that address.
The second operator – T-Mobile under it address. Play and Orange are already on the home straight from September 2020 to launch the same search engine.
What data is in the IMEI number?
The IMEI number consists of 15 digits. The first six digits are the TAC (Type Approval Code), i.e. the approval code with the code of the country in which it was made, the next two digits are FAC (Final Assembly Code), from which we can read the brand or model of the device – the page mentioned at the beginning IMEI.info he will read them for you without any problem.
The next six digits are SNR, which is the serial number of the device, and the last digit is CD, which is checksum.
Can the IMEI number be changed?
The IMEI number can be changed on both rooted and non-rooted Android and jailbroken iPhone (only temporarily). However, this activity has been illegal for many years in many countries, including Poland, and results in the loss of the manufacturer’s warranty and problems with its subsequent tracking or blocking in the event of theft.
In addition, such action can “disrupt” our smartphone in basic functions related to connectivity with the cellular network, WiFi or using Bluetooth.
How to check IMEI on an Android phone?
As I mentioned at the beginning, the IMEI number can be checked by typing the appropriate code on the phone’s keyboard – * # 06 #. We can also find it in the smartphone settings – Settings – About the phone – IMEI.
Also check: How to track a lost Android or iOS smartphone.
But what if we’ve lost or stolen our smartphone? It remains to be hoped that you kept the box after you bought it, if Google is not helping us, which has provided its IMEI number in its smartphone tracking service. You will find this option under this address.
How to check IMEI on Apple phone?
We can also read the IMEI number on smartphones with iOS on board using the code on the keyboard * # 06 #, on the box and in the smartphone settings – Settings – This device – IMEI or on the device itself depending on the model – on the back of the smartphone or on the drawer with the card SIM. Without a box, however, it will be hard to check the IMEI number in case of loss or theft of the smartphone, because on the website iCloud the IMEI number is displayed, but only its last 5 digits, the rest are “starred”.
The rescue here will be to have a Macbook or iTunes application, where in the Apple ID settings we will find all devices connected to the account along with their serial numbers and IMEI.
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