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I just came across this today by accident. As we all know we can get the Serial Number of our Macs and the Build number of the version of Mac OS X that we are using in the About This Mac window.

The same trick works in iTunes for iOS devices, and here's how:

In iTunes under the Devices section you will see your iOS Device listed click on the name of the device and make sure you have the Summary tab selected, move your cursor to Software Version and left-click, it will change to Build Version and if you click on Serial Number, you'll get the UDID Number of the device.

Now this trick will only work for the iPhone but if you click on your Phone Number, you'll get the IMEI and ICCID. I think this is useful information to know in case you talk to your wireless provider or Apple tech support.

[crarko adds: This may have been around for a while, but I didn't notice it before. It's more important than before since beginning with iOS 5 the UDID is becoming harder, if not impossible, for 3rd-party developers to fetch. There are cases, like using an ad-hoc install certificate, where that's needed. Unfortunately, it look like iTunes doesn't let you Copy this data out easily.

On my Verizon iPhone, it shows the MEID instead of the IMEI/ICCID.]
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Copying UDID
Authored by: channui on Oct 27, '11 08:24:42AM

This has been around for a long time. If you want to easily copy the field in question simply click until the field you want is displayed, then press command-C to copy the displayed information.



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Getting more information about your iOS device
Authored by: felibb on Oct 27, '11 08:29:24AM

With iPhone connected, clicking on words "Audio", "Photos", "Apps" and "Books" under the colored meter in iTunes will toggle between space taken by respective media type and the actual count of said media. E.g. I can see that mine holds 105 apps that take 5.8 GB of space.



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Getting more information about your iOS device
Authored by: Mechcozmo on Oct 27, '11 08:30:21AM

This has been around for awhile. I thought it was posted to macosxhints before, but I couldn't find it.

You can easily copy this data. In iTunes, the Edit->Copy menu item is active, and will copy the UDID. It might copy the "last-clicked" information label, but I've only ever bothered with the UDID.



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Getting more information about your iOS device
Authored by: _mike_ on Oct 27, '11 08:40:16AM

You could just use Settings.app.

General > About shows all the info you might need.



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Getting more information about your iOS device
Authored by: Mechanist on Oct 27, '11 09:19:50AM
Wow, crarko's addition is completely wrong on most of what it says.
  • It's still possible and easy for an app to find an iPhone's UDID. Apple recommends against doing so but has not made any changes to the system for finding it. This might go away in some future iOS but it's still very much there and unchanged in iOS 5.
  • iTunes does let you copy the device UDID, the same as it always has since the iPhone shipped. When the UDID is showing, press cmd-C, and you have copied the UDID.


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Getting more information about your iOS device
Authored by: Berko on Oct 27, '11 12:47:48PM

Pretty sure just doing a Command-C copy will copy the UDID for you.



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Getting more information about your iOS device
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Oct 27, '11 04:05:48PM

There is already a hint about this feature on this very site, dating back to March 2009 and even then it was not new. :P

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090313110932676

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Getting more information about your iOS device
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Oct 27, '11 04:07:28PM

...and yes, iTunes lets you copy the UDID, just press CMD + C without trying to highlight the UDID (which is a strange choice indeed).

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