Samsung Galaxy phones or any other mobile smartphone has it’s own unique serial number and model code. Infact the manufacturer of mobile assigns to each device a unique serial number, in which encoded all information about the product: model, production country, date of manufacture. The serial number is unique for each device from one manufacturer.
Similarly mobiles also have IMEI number. IMEI means International Mobile Equipment Identity which is a common standard for all mobile devices, assigned to the phone at the time of manufacture in the factory. It’s the unique number, which is broadcasting to the carrier to authorize phone in the network. Structure of the IMEI is the same for all phones regardless of manufacturer.
So why do you need to know all such minute information of your Samsung or any other mobile. Well, its important to know your mobile’s serial number, IMEI, Model code and other information which comes handy if your phone gets lost.
Therefore in case you have bought a new phone or still don’t know this information on your present mobile device then find out and note down the serial number of your device as quickly as possible. You will need this IMEI code to identify your mobile and block it in case it is stolen or lost.
How to find IMEI, Model Code and Serial Number in my Samsung Galaxy Phone?
The IMEI number is unique and used by a GSM network to identify valid devices and therefore can be used for stopping a stolen phone from accessing that network. So, if a mobile phone is stolen, the owner can call their network provider and instruct them to blacklist the phone using its IMEI number.
There are a few ways to find your device details. These details typical include:
- IMEI: An IMEI is an unique identifier that will be 15 digits long starting with 35
- Serial Number: The Serial number is made of letters and numbers starting with R
- Model Number: The model number will start with SM- or GT
As a first step swipe down on your Samsung mobile screen to access your Quick Settings and tap on the Settings cogwheel.
Now scroll down to the bottom and tap on About phone
The Model Number, Serial Number and IMEI will be displayed
Find serial number and IMEI number with Samsung Phone App
- On the Home Screen, tap on the Phone app
- Head to your Keypad and dial *#06#
- The screen displayed will show you the IMEI number of your current device as well as the Serial Number (S/N).
Find serial number and IMEI number on Samsung Sealed device
- On Samsung Sealed device Look at the back of your phone.
- The Model Number, Serial Number and IMEI are printed on the back of your device.
Find serial number and IMEI number on Samsung Non Sealed device
- Simply Remove the back cover and battery in a non sealed Samsung phone
- The Model Number, Serial Number and IMEI are printed on the sticker as it is shown in the image.
Note that all Samsung products will have the Model Number and Serial number on the device itself somewhere, usually it’s on the back closer to the bottom. Sometimes it’s hard to read because of the colour of the product, and the text can be small on phones, tablets and wearables. If it’s too hard to read on the product itself check the box the device came in, as the Serial Number will be there too. In many countries if you buy a phone or tablet that takes a SIM, it is required by law to put the IMEI on the sale receipt.
If you have lost your device, you can also try the ‘Find My Mobile’ service. You can remotely locate your lost smartphone, back up data stored on the device to Samsung Cloud, lock the screen, and even block access to Samsung Pay. You can also delete all data stored on your device.
Remember to use the ‘Find My Mobile’ service, You must have set up your Samsung account on your device and you allow Google to collect your location information and agree to the ‘Use wireless networks’ term and conditions. You can remotely locate your lost smartphone, back up data stored on the device to Samsung Cloud, lock the screen, and even block access to Samsung Pay.