Frequently Answered Questions (FAQ)

How do I find my device's ESN / IMEI / MEID number?

How to find your device's ESN / IMEI / MEID number depends on the device.

In most cases you can find the device identifier in any of the following ways:

  • On a sticker behind the device's battery
  • Via software on the "about" screen
  • On the device's box

Please note that in some instances, such as a for a replaced device, the ESN on the box may not match the ESN of the device. Swappa always asks for the ESN of the device.

Here is an old, but still useful page of how to find an ESN in Android: http://support.verizonwireless.com/clc/devices/knowledge_base.html?id=26468

This page shows how to find the serial number (ESN) or Apple products: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1349