Is there any way to read mobile phone's IMEI number from expo?

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By Faraz - June 07, 2023

Discover how to extract the IMEI number from a mobile phone using Expo SDK.

Expo is a development platform for building mobile applications, and it provides a set of APIs to access various device functionalities. However, Expo does not currently provide a built-in API specifically for retrieving a mobile phone's International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number.

The IMEI number is a unique identifier assigned to mobile devices, and its access is typically restricted for security and privacy reasons. Most operating systems, including iOS and Android, do not expose the IMEI number directly to third-party applications.

If you are building a mobile application using Expo, you won't be able to directly access the IMEI number. However, you can explore other device-specific APIs or libraries provided by Expo or native modules to retrieve other device information, such as the device's unique identifier (UUID), operating system version, network information, etc.

Remember that privacy and security considerations are important when accessing device information, and you should handle any user data carefully and adhere to relevant privacy regulations.

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