How to know the serial number of the iPhone and why it

How to find out the serial number of your iPhone and why you need it

Told where to look and find the serial number of the iPhone (on the box or on the phone itself, or through iTunes)

We love iPhones. And we buy them. But in Ukraine, for example, there is no official store where you can buy an Apple phone. In Russia, official stores appeared not so long ago. That's why there were almost services for the definition of a white or gray iPhone, they say white is whiter, and the gray is from China. In fact, there is no concept of gray or white, but the serial number of the iPhone, you can understand a lot of interesting things. First, you need to look at the serial number on the iPhone and the official website to get information, but first things first.

iPhone serial number - where to look up 

You may need to check the iPhone by serial number if it has been stolen, lost or repaired, but we do not always keep the documents. Then we have to look for the 11 cherished numbers in another way, as only they will tell us where the phone was assembled, the date and the legality of the device.

Told me where to look and find out the serial number of the iPhone (on the box or on the phone itself, or through iTunes). And what you can find out from the iPhone serial number

Find the serial number on the case or box

If you've kept the box from your phone, checking your iPhone for the serial number is easy: look for the printed barcode on the side of the package. If you are an iPad user, the number is engraved on the back cover.

The following phone models have the serial number printed on the case next to the SIM card:

  • iPhone 3G;
  • iPhone 4;
  • iPhone 4s;

Newer devices will have a harder time finding out the serial number because it is printed on the box or saved in iTunes settings. This applies to:

  • iPhone 5, 5c, 5s;
  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus;
  • iPhone 6s Plus, 6s;
  • iPhone 7 Plus, 7;
  • iPhone 8 Plus, 8;
  • iPhone X, XS;
  • iPhone 11 MAX, 11;
  • iPhone 12 Pro, 12, 12 mini;

How to find out the serial number from iTunes

To check your iPhone by serial number through iTunes you need to:

  • turn on your computer and the iTunes application;
  • select the name of the phone, the "Browse" tab;
  • Then the serial number, capacity, and device brand will be displayed;
  • on your phone, you can select the "Settings" field, after "Basic" and "Info";

To find out the legality and originality of your phone will have to go to the official website of the manufacturer. But do it after copying the serial number for verification:

What the serial number can tell you about iPhone

The main information that the serial number carries is:

  • release time;
  • place of issue;
  • model;
  • model shade;
  • memory;
  • processor;
  • manufacturing plant;

How the serial number can help if your iPhone is stolen

If your device has been lost, stolen or you have lost it, by turning on the program  "Find iPhone", you can locate it, lock or erase data. Of the available programs -  only "Find iPhone" is available to the owner without  of an official appeal to Apple.

It is quite normal for the number to contain not only numbers, but also letters, which is not found in the IMEI. But remember that these numbers are permanent, but the first three can be changed by Apple if the device has been serviced. To clarify the data, you can use a special program on the Internet, which will decipher your serial number.

How to find out the serial number and IMEI of your iPhone and iPad video


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