user2249510 user2249510 - 3 months ago 47
iOS Question

get IMEI on iPhone with CoreTelephony?

I have tried the accepted answer of
How to get IMEI on iPhone?
but I got an empty string.

I saw somebody suggested to use CoreTelephony framework,
but I am not sure how to use it to obtain the IMEI.

Any suggestion on how to use this private API?


NOTE: this does not work anymore!

Haven't tested on any new iOS.

You have to add CoreTelephony.h to your project. Make sure the header has

int * _CTServerConnectionCopyMobileEquipmentInfo (
                                              struct CTResult * Status,
                                              struct __CTServerConnection * Connection,
                                              CFMutableDictionaryRef * Dictionary

Then you can try this code:

#import "CoreTelephony.h"
void getImei() {
struct CTResult it;
CFMutableDictionaryRef kCTDict;
conn = _CTServerConnectionCreate(kCFAllocatorDefault, ConnectionCallback,NULL);
_CTServerConnectionCopyMobileEquipmentInfo(&it, conn, &kCTDict);
NSLog (@ "kCTDict is %@", kCTDict);
CFStringRef meid = CFDictionaryGetValue(kCTDict, CFSTR("kCTMobileEquipmentInfoMEID"));
NSLog (@ "kCTMobileEquipmentInfoMEID is %@", meid);
CFStringRef mobileId = CFDictionaryGetValue(kCTDict,    CFSTR("kCTMobileEquipmentInfoCurrentMobileId"));
NSLog (@ "kCTMobileEquipmentInfoCurrentMobileId is %@", mobileId);

Here's the CoreTelephony.h

You can check my example project.

Note: I don't think the code works on the simulator and your app might get rejected.