Every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has a serial number. iOS devices with cellular connectivity also have other unique identifiers including an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID), Cellular Data Number (CDN), and Integrated Circuit Card ID (ICCID) number. You might need this information when you register your device or request support. You can find this information:
On most iOS devices, you can tap Settings > General > About to see your device's serial number, IMEI/MEID, and ICCID. If you're using iOS 6 or later, you can tap and hold on the number to use the copy option, then paste this information into Apple registration or support forms.
If you haven't yet set up your device, you can find the IMEI and ICCID by tapping the Info icon on the lower-right corner of the iOS setup assistant "Hello" screen.
If you can't get to your About screen, use another option below based on the type of device you have.
- iPad and iPod touch
- iPhone 5 and later, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), and iPhone 4s
- Original iPhone
iPad and iPod touch
Find the serial number for your iPad and iPod touch engraved on the back of your device, near the bottom. If you have an iPad (cellular model), you'll also see the IMEI.
iPhone 5 and later, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
Find the IMEI for your iPhone engraved on the back of your device, near the bottom. The MEID number is the first 14 digits of the IMEI.
Serial numbers are not engraved on the back of these devices.
iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), and iPhone 4s
Remove the SIM tray to find the serial number and the IMEI/MEID. (The MEID number is the first 14 digits of the IMEI.)
You can find the serial number and IMEI for your iPhone engraved on the back of your device.
If you still have your device's original packaging, find your serial number and IMEI/MEID printed on the barcode label.
Find the serial number for your device when you connect it to your computer and open iTunes.
- Connect your iOS device to your computer.
- Open iTunes (if it doesn't open automatically).
- Locate your device.
- Click the Summary tab to see your device's information.
To copy the serial number onto the Clipboard, go to Edit > Copy Serial Number. You can then paste this information into Apple online registration or support forms.
iOS devices in recovery mode
For a device in recovery mode connected to a computer using OS X, you can find your serial number in iTunes.
For a device in recovery mode connected to a computer using Windows, you can use the Device Manager to find the serial number if the computer recognizes the device:
- Under Other Devices, you might find an entry labeled Apple Mobile Device (Recovery Mode).
- Under Universal Serial Bus controllers, you might find an entry labeled Apple Mobile Device Driver.
When you double-click this entry and select the Details tab, you should see a record under Device Instance Id that starts with "USB\VID05AC…" and ends with a serial number similar to SRNM: [XXXXXXXXXXXX]. X symbolizes characters of the actual serial number.
In the Summary window:
- With your iPhone connected, click Phone Number to see the IMEI/MEID and ICCID.
- With your iPad (cellular model) connected, click Serial Number to see the CDN, IMEI/MEID, and ICCID.
If you can use iTunes on your computer but don't have your device:
- Go to iTunes > Preferences (Mac) or Edit > Preferences (PC).
- Click the Devices tab.
- Hold your mouse over a backup to display the serial number for that device. You'll also see the IMEI/MEID and CDN for your iPhone or iPad (cellular model).