How to find UDID for iPhone?

Jun 11, 2017 | Phones

UDID stands for Unique Device Identifier and it is basically a specific serial number for your Apple device. The UDID allows Apple to track and identify your iPhone, iPod and iPad. You may not come across this term very often unless you are a developer or developing a mobile application.

Recently, I was involved in a Usability Testing for a mobile application called Record Time. Before they uploaded the newer version of their mobile application to the app store, they wanted to ensure the application was running smoothly in terms of functionalities and usability. Record Time requested me for my device UDID and I was completely lost as to what they meant and how to retrieve it. I spoke to the developer and he guided me through the process of retrieving it. It was an easy process and I wanted to highlight the steps for anyone struggling to find the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) for their Apple device.

1Connect your Apple device to your computer

The computer can be Windows or Apple as long as you have iTunes installed on your computer.


iTunes Icon - UDID


2Click the connected device

Once your Apple device is connected to your computer, open iTunes. On the top left sidebar of iTunes, you will see your connected device. Click the icon for the device summary.

device summary itunes - UDID


3Device Summary

Your device summary will look similar to this:

device summary UDID


4Click “Serial Number”

Click “Serial Number” and it will change to UDID. You can also find IMEI number, device model and so forth if you keep on clicking.

udid itunes


5Right Click the UDID to copy

Copying the UDID onto a paper or typing it can be a nightmare as there are 40 characters. You can simply right click on the UDID and it will let you copy it.

copy udid on itunes


Please let us know if you need any help!



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