How do I find the UDID on my iPhone without iTunes?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To find the UDID (Unique Device Identifier) on your iPhone without using iTunes, you can follow these steps:

1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac using the USB cable.
2. On your Mac, click on the Apple logo at the top left corner of the screen.
3. From the drop-down menu, select “About This Mac.”
4. A new window will open with various information about your Mac. Click on the “System Report” button.
5. The System Report window will appear, displaying detailed information about your Mac’s hardware and software.
6. In the left sidebar of the System Report window, under the Hardware section, click on the “USB” option.
7. The USB section will display all the USB devices connected to your Mac, including your iPhone.
8. Look for your iPhone in the list of USB devices and click on it to view its details.
9. In the information displayed for your iPhone, look for the “Serial Number” label.
10. The UDID of your iPhone is actually the same as its serial number. Note down this serial number/UDID for further use.

It’s worth mentioning that the UDID is a unique identifier for your iPhone, and it is often required by developers and support teams for certain tasks like beta testing or troubleshooting. However, Apple has deprecated the use of UDID due to privacy concerns, so it is not commonly requested anymore.

Finding the UDID without iTunes can be helpful if you don’t have iTunes installed on your computer or if you prefer not to use it. Additionally, this method works on Mac computers, but if you are using a Windows PC, you may need to use alternative methods or third-party software to find the UDID.

Remember to keep your UDID private and only share it with trusted individuals or organizations.