Finding Your iPhone’s Unique Identifier (UDID)

What is the UDID?

Each iPhone or iPod Touch has a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), which is a sequence of 40 letters and numbers that is specific to your device. It’s like a serial number but much harder to guess. It will look something like this: 2b6f0cc904d137be2e1730235f5664094b831186.

Why do we need the UDID?

Your iPhone can only install programs that are approved by Apple. Applications in the App Store have been approved by Apple for general distribution, but beta customers get to try the app before it’s in the store. We register your UDID with Apple so they can approve our application especially for your iPhone.

How do I get my UDID?

To get your UDID, you have to plug your phone into a computer and copy it out of iTunes.

Copy/Paste from iTunes

Apple updates their UI pretty often, so the screenshots may not match up exactly, but the core idea here of going to the device page and clicking on the serial number remains the same.

  1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone.
  2. In the right pane, locate the information about your iPhone, including its name, capacity, software version, serial number, and phone number. Plugged in iphone
  3. Reveal the Identifier by clicking on Serial Number:. Clicked serial number
  4. Copy the Identifier to your clipboard by choosing EditCopy. Edit copy
  5. Paste the Identifier into an email to nobody@example.com (You should be able to paste into your mail program or web browser by selecting EditPaste).