There are several rules in each country, including the prohibition of purchasing cellphones from abroad which refer to the latest IMEI rules.
To eradicate the distribution of illegal cell phones, usually cellphone buyers from abroad cannot use SIM cards of all operators.
There are several ways you can check the IMEI that is officially registered or not. If the IMEI of the user is not in the system database, it is likely that the smartphone you are using is not an official smartphone, aka including the black market.
Check the IMEI from a smartphone
Then how to check the IMEI smartphone number that we are currently using? There are several ways that can be done.
- The first is to press the * # 06 # button. This method can be done on all smartphones, be it Samsung, iPhone, Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, VIVO, and many more.
- The second way is to look directly at the about phone section on each smartphone. Generally, this menu can be found in Settings> System> About Phone. On that page, information on the model, build number, Android version, and the brief specifications of the smartphone used will appear.
- The third way is to use a special application. For Android smartphone users, you can immediately install the My IMEI application. Next, open the application, and automatically the IMEI number of your smartphone will be visible.
- The fourth way is to look behind the smartphone. Some previous smartphone vendors usually print the IMEI number on the back of the smartphone. However, because they felt it was not safe, finally the vendors began to stop these activities.
- The fifth way to check the IMEI for a smartphone is to look at the box or cardboard from smartphone sales. Generally, every sales box has some information about smartphones, including IMEI numbers, serial numbers, and other important information.
So, those are the 5 easiest ways to check the IMEI of the smartphone you have.