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How to find SIM card number on iPhone?

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If you are in desperate need to know your SIM card number but are unable to remove it from your device in your current situation, you can always find the number in iPhone settings. A phone has various numbers that are needed on separate occasions, like an IMEI or MEID number to track or blacklist the device or a unique SEID number for cashless transactions.

In this article, we will be discussing how you can find your SIM card number in three easy steps in any situation.

Also read: 5 easy ways to check your iPhone’s IMEI number


Importance of a SIM card

Having a SIM card in your iPhone allows you to make and receive phone calls, messages, and interact with the network carrier. An iPhone’s SIM number is called ICCID as well, which stands for Integrated Circuit Card Identifier. This number is different from IMEI, MEID, and SEID, which your iPhone might contain. ICCID number is directly printed on the SIM card, so you can find this set of numbers on your SIM card as well.

You can distinguish an ICCID number easily as it starts with 89 and has 19 to 20 characters. Without a SIM card, you will not be able to access the carrier’s data plans or place calls, and send or receive messages. A SIM card number is usually used for verification when switching network carriers or when your phone is lost, a SIM card number helps trace the SIM card only, whereas an IMEI number helps trace your phone. Hence, keeping a note of both is important.


Finding the SIM card number

You can locate your iPhone’s SIM or ICCID number by following the steps given below:

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on General settings.
  • Tap on the About option. Tap on the ICCID number.

By following the steps steps mentioned above, you can effortlessly find your ICCID (SIM), IMEI, MEID, and SEID numbers on your iPhone.

Also read: How to find your iPhone’s UDID?

Sania Usmani

Always curious, calm, and a little crazy, you can find me daydreaming or studying. An avid reader, traveler, and graduate of Aviation Science, I love gaining new experiences in life and star gazing. You can contact her here: sania_5008@proton.me

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