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Conrad McGarry updated July 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM

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  • How do I find the serial number of my Apple product? How do I find the serial number of my Apple product?


The serial number of your Apple products can be easily found in four ways:

  • On the External Case (required for displays)
  • In the About This Mac Menu
  • Using System Profiler
  • Using Terminal

On the External Case

See Apple's guide on where to look.

In the 'About This Mac' Menu

  1. Click on the Apple menu and select About This Mac.

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  2. Click on the text that appears below the words "Mac OS X" until the Serial Number appears. It usually takes 3 clicks.

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Using System Profiler

  1. Click on the Apple menu and select About This Mac.

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  2. Click on the "More info..." button.

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  3. The serial number should be on the first screen of the System Profiler (Hardware), usually toward the bottom of the list.

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Using Terminal

  1. In Terminal, enter the following:
    ioreg -l | grep IOPlatformSerialNumber
  2. The serial number will be in quotes after the "=" sign.

If you need further assistance, please contact IGPP Net Ops.

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