The Easy Guide to Finding Your Apple Serial Number

The Easy Guide to Finding Your Apple Serial Number

At TekStore in Newquay, Cornwall, we often assist customers with their Apple devices. One common query is how to locate the serial number of an Apple device. Whether you’re seeking support, checking warranty status, or simply cataloguing your tech, knowing how to find this unique identifier is essential. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you. If you need hands-on assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

1. iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  • Via Settings: Go to Settings > General > About. Scroll down, and you’ll see the serial number.
  • Physical Device: For an iPhone, you can sometimes find the serial number on the SIM tray. For earlier versions of the iPad, it might be on the back case.

2. Mac

  • Apple Menu: Click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen. Choose About This Mac. A window will pop up displaying the serial number.
  • Physical Device: Turn your Mac upside down; the serial number is usually engraved there.

3. Apple Watch

  • Via the Watch: Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch > General > About, and then scroll down to see the serial number.
  • Via the iPhone: On the paired iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, tap the My Watch tab, then tap General > About to view the serial number.

4. Apple TV

  • Via Settings: On the main screen of your Apple TV, go to Settings > General > About to find the serial number.

5. Other Devices

For devices like the Apple Pencil, HomePod, or AirPods, the serial number is usually located on the device itself, its charging case, or in its settings.

If you’re unable to turn on your device or access its settings, you can also find the serial number on the original box or receipt. Alternatively, if you’ve registered the product with your Apple ID, you can log into Apple’s official website to view the details of all your registered products.


Finding the serial number of your Apple device is straightforward once you know where to look. It’s a crucial piece of information, especially when seeking support or verifying authenticity. For more detailed guidance, support related to your specific device, or any other Apple-related queries, don’t hesitate to pop into TekStore in Newquay, Cornwall or visit Apple’s official support page. For further assistance or to discuss any other tech needs, reach out to us at TekStore.

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