How to Find the IMEI Number of Your Xiaomi Phone in 3 Easy Ways

Author Alex Zhang 17.6.2020. | 15:05

If you’re unaware of how to find the IMEI number of your Xiaomi Phone, then here are easy ways to locate it.

Smart phones are most commonly used gadgets today and definitely most are well-versed with the functionality and features of these phones. But to some finding certain features is difficult. One such struggle is finding the IMEI number of these phones. However, today we will focus on finding the IMEI number of Xiaomi phones.

Well, to tackle this, we’ve listed 3 simple ways to find the IMEI number. If some of you are unaware of what an IMEI number is, read through the article to understand what it means and how to find it.

What is an IMEI Number and its purpose in Xiaomi Redmi Phones?

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IMEI, the acronym stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity.

Some of you might know about the IMEI number in a smartphone while some of you might not. This number has several unique functions in a smart phone. One of its primary purposes is to identify mobile devices. However, this number isn’t just important for identifying the phone, but has a greater purpose too.

IMEI number in Xiaomi phones is a set of digits which is unique in every model, irrespective of the brand. So, in any case your phone is stolen, this number comes handy in such situation.

Wondering how? Well, if your phone is stolen, you can blacklist the number and lock it out of the mobile phone network through this IMEI number. Even your carrier can do that!

Once it gets blacklisted, the thief won’t be able to get a new sim and also the phone will not accept any new sim card. This turns into a completely useless device. Even if the thief tries to remove the IMEI number, it’s practically impossible to do so; for the reason that IMEI numbers are hard coded into the gadget.

Apart from using the IMEI number to find your lost Xiaomi phone, this number also checks whether the model is original and legit or not. This will prevent you from buying a fake Xiaomi Redmi model.

Moreover, through the IMEI number, you can have easy access to quite a number of things:

·       Origin Country (Where the model is manufactured)

·       Purchase Date

·       Warranty Status (also present on the user manual)

·       Carrier Information

·       Device Specification (present on the user manual as well) 

·       Serial Number

·       IMEI.info Blacklist (IMEI.info- a site for IMEI related information)

So, if it’s tricky to find the IMEI number of your Xiaomi phone, here are 3 simple ways to do so:

If you have a Xiaomi phone and have been using it for the past few years, you’ll know most sections of your phone. This phone’s impressive features make its functionality quite simple and handy.

So, finding the IMEI number isn’t a complicated task. Here’s where you’ll find it:

1. The Settings Menu

You can get access to the IMEI number of your Xiaomi phone through the Settings section. As the settings menu of the phone includes all necessary information, finding the IMEI number through it is surely an ideal way out.

You just need to follow these simple steps to get the number:

·       Go the settings section of your phone

·       Now reach out to the ‘About Phone’ icon

·       Under this, click on ‘Status’ section. This icon includes other information related to phone, such as battery level, IP address and obviously the IMEI number.

·       Click on IMEI number to get both the numbers

It’s that simple! At times, some of you might get confused with two IMEI numbers. Well, Xiaomi phones support dual sim, and these two IMEI numbers belong to each of the sim card.

 Also, for some Xiaomi phones, you have to sign up with your MI account to get the IMEI number. Once you sign up, you’ll find all icons on the settings menu, including both the IMEI numbers.

 

 

 

 

2. Check the Package Cover of the Xiaomi Phone

 

Another way of finding the IMEI number of your Xiaomi phone is through the package cover or phone box. If you’ve recently bought a Xiaomi phone then you can check the IMEI number on the package itself. Along with other valuable information, the package also includes this important number.

However, in case you don’t, you can check out the user manual or other materials usually given along with the phone. Finding the IMEI number on the box won’t be much of a problem. Nevertheless, if you can’t, then look for the bar code label at the bottom of the box. It’s here that you will find the IMEI number along with MEID number and even the phone’s serial number.  

That’s not all! You can also find the IMEI number on the phone as well. Although Xiaomi phones usually don’t come with removable batteries, but if it’s possible, you can often locate the number under the battery.

However, experts suggest that the most safe and simple way of locating the IMEI number is by checking the bar code label on the cover box. There’s no need to take the battery off as it can impact the configuration of the phone at times.

3.  Through the Dial Pad

Can’t find the phone cover box? Or are unable to sign up with MI account? Have you forgotten your account password? Nothing to worry, this third option doesn’t require accessing your MI account or still having your phone cover box.

For most Xiaomi phones, you can find the IMEI number through the dial pad. All you need to do is dial *#06# and you will see both the IMEI numbers (for sim slot 1 and 2). Besides, the IMEI number, you will also find the MEID (Mobile Equipment Identification) number of your phone. Isn’t it simple?

Some technical experts imply that procuring the IMEI code through this dial pad way is universal for all phones with the android operating system.

So, whether you have a Xiaomi Redmi phone or a Samsung model, this way will surely work to find the IMEI number of your phone.

You can also check out this tutorial on how to find the IMEI number of your Xiaomi Redmi phone. It covers all the above mentioned ways to locate the number.

If you weren’t aware of the IMEI number and how to find it, we hope this article has helped.

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Author Alex Zhang 17.6.2020. | 15:05
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