The IMEI number (international mobile equipment identity) on your Google Pixel 4A is a unique number for that device.
Cellular providers use these numbers to make sure that a device is compatible with their network, and they can also be used to identify devices that have been reported as stolen or are blacklisted from a network.
If you are bringing your Pixel 4A to a new cellular or mobile provider, then they will likely ask for this number. Similarly, someone purchasing the device from you may also want to know the number so that they can make sure the device is actually usable for them.
You can find your Google Pixel 4A IMEI number by going to Settings > About phone > IMEI number.
Our guide below provides more information on locating this piece of information on your Google smartphone.
How to Find Your Google Pixel 4A IMEI
- Open the app menu.
- Choose Settings.
- Select About phone.
- Find the IMEI.
Our guide continues below with additional information on finding the IMEI for a Pixel 4A, including pictures of these steps.
How to Locate Your IMEI – Google Pixel 4A (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A using the Android 11 operating system.
Step 1: Swipe up on your Home screen to open the apps menu.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of this list and choose the Settings option.
Step 3: Scroll toward the bottom of this menu and choose the About phone option.
Step 4: Find your IMEI number on this screen.
You can continue to the next section for additional discussion on getting your Pixel 4A’s IMEI information in case your cellular provider is asking for it.
More Information on Google Pixel 4A IMEI Location
Note that you probably have multiple SIM slots on your Google Pixel 4A. If you see two different IMEI numbers here and you are only aware of one phone number or SIM on your device, then you likely need the one in slot 1.
There is also additional information about the SIM slots above the IMEI numbers where you can see whether or not SIMs are in each slot.
The About phone menu on the Google Pixel 4A includes a lot of other important information that you may need at one point or another. This includes:
- Device name
- Google Account
- Phone number
- Emergency information
- Legal information
- Regulatory labels
- Safety & regulatory manual
- SIM status (sim slot 1)
- SIM status (sim slot 2)
- IMEI (sim slot 1)
- IMEI (sim slot 2)
- Android version
- IP address
- Wi-Fi MAC address
- Device Wi-Fi MAC address
- Bluetooth address
- Up time
- Build number
A lot of this information is not something that you will want to share with people that you don’t know or trust. If someone has your IMEI number they could clone the device, or take other activities that could potentially put your personal information in jeopardy. When providing someone with your IMEI number it’s best to be sure that it’s either someone with your cellular or mobile provider or someone who has already purchased the device from you and is checking that the device’s IMEI number is clean.
While the IMEI number on a device that is using the Android operating system can usually be found on the About phone menu or something similar, you will need to look for the comparable menu on an iPhone if you need to get the IMEI for an Apple device.
An iPhone’s IMEI is located at Settings > General > About.
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