Find the serial number or IMEI

iPhone 13 and Older

On the following devices the IMEI/MEID on the SIM tray:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus

*for older iPhone models the IMEI number is engraved on the back of the device.

iPhone 14 or Newer

Starting with most models of the iPhone 14, the sim card tray is no longer available and the IMEI number cannot be located on the device. So you’ll need to locate the serial number from the device directly. There are two main ways to get this serial number Diagnostics Mode & recovery Mode.

Diagnostics Mode (iOS 17 and newer)

Diagnostics Mode was introduced in iOS 17 to help with self service repairs and is perfect for our needs to find an IMEI or Serial Number–no equipment required.

  1. Turn off the Phone – hold a volume button and the power button then swipe to power off
  2. Once powered off, hold both volume buttons and plug in the device to power back on 
  3. Release the volume buttons when the apple logo appears
  4. Click the “i” info button to see the Serial and IMEI number for the device
  5. Power back off to reset to normal
Diagnostics Mode Guide

Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode is used to restore and refresh an iPhone but in this mode allows an Apple device limited access to read the device. By placing it in Recovery Mode and connecting it to your Apple computer you can read the Serial number.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A lightning or USBc (for iPhone 15 and newer) Cable
  • An apple computer
  1. Place the iPhone into recovery mode by quickly:
    1. Click the volume up button
    2. Click the volume down button 
    3. Hold the side button until you see recovery mode
  2. Plug the device into your Apple computer
  3. A finder window will launch asking to restore the device
  4. Do not restore the device
  5. The serial number for the device will be available at the top of the finder window:

Most other brands of phone you’ll find the IMEI number on the sim card tray, back of the phone, or under a removable battery. 


  • The back of your device: The IMEI and serial number are printed in small text on the back of the device near the bottom.

  • Under the battery: If you have a removable battery, look under or below the battery for the device’s IMEI or serial number.

Google Pixel

  • Sim Card Tray: like iPhones, the IMEI is printed in small text in the sim card tray