If you have an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, here’s how to find the serial number and IMEI.
When contacting Apple Support, you may be asked for the serial number or IMEI of your iPhone. In this article, I’ll explain where you can find serial number and IMEI of your iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max.
When you submit a support request to Apple, you will most likely need to provide your iPhone’s serial number or IMEI. Also, if you want to view a stolen device, you will likely need one of these numbers. Fortunately, these are very easy to find out (even if you no longer have the device to hand).
Serial number and IMEI – What’s the difference?
The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a 15-digit serial number that is unique and identifiable worldwide. No two cell phones have the same IMEI, so it is the “fingerprint” of a cell phone. The serial number, on the other hand, is determined by the mobile phone operator. This means that theoretically there can be two smartphones from different manufacturers with the same serial number.
How to locate iPhone 12 APPLE’s IMEI?
It’s time to come along with all the possible ways of finding IMEI and Serial Number for APPLE iPhone 12. Presented methods also apply to iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
iPhone 12 active: Check serial number and IMEI
If your phone is still active and unlocked, you can easily find the serial number and IMEI. Navigate to settings and tap on “General”, then “About”. Directly above you will find iPhone 12 serial number, a little further down the IMEI.
Alternatively, you can find iPhone 12 IMEI using the telephone function. Launch the phone app and type in the code: *** # 06** #. The IMEI will then pop up on the screen.
iPhone 12 locked or inactive: check serial number and IMEI
If your iPhone 12 has stopped working or is locked, there are other ways to find out the metrics. The iPhone 12 IMEI and the serial number are engraved on the SIM card slot.
iPhone 12 lost: Check IMEI and serial number without an Apple device
Even if you lost your phone, there are still ways to get your iPhone 12 serial number and IMEI. There are various possibilities for that:
If you still have your phone’s 12 packaging, you can easily find iPhone 12 IMEI and serial number on the sticker that also contains the barcode.
If you have already backed up your phone using iTunes or Finder, you can also find iPhone 12 serial number and IMEI in the corresponding backup program. To do this, open the program and go to “Settings”. You will find a list of all backups under the “Devices” tab. Move the mouse pointer over a backup of the respective iPhone and hold the mouse pointer there. A window will appear from which you can find both the IMEI and the serial number of your iPhone 12.