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How to Find Your iPhone/iPad Serial Number

Serial number is a character string that includes letters and numerical digits. Your iPhone/iPad's serial number is a unique identifier that distinguishes your device from all of others. When you are requesting warranty service, it needs your serial number. You may also want to look up your serial number if you're reporting your device stolen. This article describes different ways to find your serial number on different situation.

Option 1: Find Serial Number on your Device

If your device turns on, use these ways below to find your serial number:

Way 1: If your iPhone/iPad turns on, you can find the serial number right in the Settings app.

Step 1: Open Settings app > General.

Step 2: Tap About. You'll see what the serial number of your device.

Find serial number in Settings app

Way 2: If your iPhone/iPad is connected with iTunes, you can easily view its serial number.

Step 1: Connect your device to your computer with the included USB cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes, it'll automatically detect your iDevice, and display device icon in its upper left corner.

Click device icon

Step 3: Click device icon. In left pane of Summary tab, you'll see the information of your device.

View serial number in iTunes

Option 2: In product's original package

If you don’t have access to your device (stolen or lost), you can still find the serial number, here's how:

Way 1: If you have your product's original packaging, you can check the barcode to find the serial number.

Check the barcode to find serial number

Way 2: If you have an Apple ID account, the serial number is tied to your Apple ID account online.

Go to the Apple ID account website, sign in with the Apple ID account you used on iPhone/iPad. Click the name of your iPhone/iPad under Devices on the page that appears and you’ll see the serial number of your device.

Apple ID account