How to find the IMEI, model number, and serial number for Samsung Galaxy device?

Last Update Date : Sep 13. 2019

All mobile devices have a unique identity that is made up of an IMEI number, serial number and model number. The IMEI (or MEID) and serial number are two forms of identification for your phone or tablet. Just like fingerprints for people, these two numbers are different for every phone and tablet. These identifiers help ensure that your device is not a counterfeit and can also help you find it if it is lost or stolen. Additionally, sometimes you may need the IMEI or serial number to redeem special promotions from Samsung.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by software version and device model.

The difference between IMEI/MEID and serial numberClick to Expand

A serial number and IMEI are similar, but have some differences. The serial number is a unique number assigned by the manufacturer (like Samsung) to help identify an individual device, like a phone, tablet, TV, and so on. For example, your phone's serial number will be different from every other phone Samsung has made. Serial numbers make it easier for the makers to organize and keep track of their products.

 

On the other hand, an IMEI or MEID is only used for phones or other communication devices. Depending on the carrier, your device will have either an IMEI or MEID. These two numbers are different from a serial number. They are used at an international or global level, not just by manufacturers. Both types of numbers can help network providers track down a device that has been stolen or lost.

 

Finally, a model number is a specific number that applies to a range of products (i.e., the Note10, Tab S4, etc.). The number will vary depending on the year the product was released, its colour, the carrier, and some other factors. Every model that falls into that category (same colour, etc.) will have the same model number. For example, certain S8 models have a model number of SM-G950U, whereas some S9s have a model number of SM-G960U.

By calling *#06#Click to Expand
Open the Phone app
1 Open the Phone app
Open the Phone app
2 Dial *#06# on the keypad.
Details about your devices IMEI and serial number will automatically appear on the screen.
3 Details about your devices IMEI and serial number will automatically appear on the screen.

Through the settingsClick to Expand
Open the settings app
1 Open the Settings app.
Tap <b>About Phone</b>. This may be displayed as <b>About Device</b> on older devices,
2 Tap About phone . This may be displayed as About device on older devices,
Details about your Phone number, IMEI, Model number and Serial number will be displayed. Please tap on Status for older devices to view this information.
3 Details about your Phone number, IMEI, Model number and Serial number will be displayed. Please tap on Status for older devices to view this information.

Back of the deviceClick to Expand
1 Look at the back of your device.
The IMEI, Serial number and Model number are printed on the back of the device.
2 The IMEI, Serial number and Model number are printed on the back of the device.

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