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Find your Mac's serial number in About This Mac or System Information

You can find your Mac's serial number in the About This Mac window and in System Information.

Finding your Serial Number

Use these steps to locate the serial number of your Mac.

OS X Yosemite

  1. Choose About This Mac from the Apple Menu.
  2. Look at the Serial Number field above the System Report button.

    Yosemite About This Mac window

OS X Mavericks or earlier

  1. Choose About This Mac from the Apple Menu.
  2. Double-click the version number to see your computer's serial number.

    Mavericks About This Mac window

Using System Information

You can also find your computer's serial number in the Hardware section of System Information.

The Hardware pane of System Information

If you don't see a serial number

If you're using OS X Snow Leopard v10.6 or later and you don't see your Mac's serial number listed in OS X, consult with your local Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Service Provider.

You can also find your Mac's serial number on your original packaging or receipt.

Last Modified: Oct 31, 2014
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