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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Find IMEI Number in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It's typically a 15-digit unique number that can be used to identify your phone thus it ought to be different with other devices. You can use IMEI number to retrieve information about the phone (e.g: model, brand, hardware info, etc) and since it's unique it can be used to track lost or stolen phones. The IMEI number can also be used by the network provider to block the lost or stolen device from accessing the network so that the device can't be used easily by the thief.

How to get IMEI number?
Actually, there are various methods that can be used to find the IMEI number (all of them should have the same result). But, in this post we'll learn how to get IMEI number by using 5 different methods.

Method #1: From the settings menu
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. Tap More tab.
  3. Scroll down to the About device and then tap it.
  4. Tap Status.
  5. Scroll down to find IMEI to see your 15-digit IMEI number.

Method #2: Dialing the code
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. In the keypad tab, dial *#06# (you don't need to tap the Call icon since the IMEI number will be displayed as soon as you completely enter the code).

Method #3: Looking under the phone battery
  1. Turn off the phone.
  2. Open the back case.
  3. Pull the battery out.
  4. The IMEI number is usually printed on a sticker that is attached on the phone underneath the battery.

Method #4: Looking on the box
When you buy a new Samsung Galaxy S4, it's usually packaged in the box. The IMEI number is usually printed on a label that is placed over the opening since it usually act as a seal.

Method #5: Using Google account
Actually you can use this method from any device (phone or PC) as long as you have an internet connection and know the Google account associated with the phone. But, as the example we'll access Google dashboard directly from the phone. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Open Browser app and then access
  2. Enter your Google account(username and password) associated with your phone to login to your Google account dashboard.
  3. Tap Android to see your device information(including with the IMEI number).

FYI, since the IMEI number has important function, it will help if you know some methods to retrieve it so that you can easily find it when needed.


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