How to find your Mac’s serial number the easy way

Updated June 8th, 2019.

There are a few ways to find the serial number but the easiest is to go to the Apple Menu and choose About This Mac. If you’re using OS X 10.8.x, you can click where it says “Version 10.8.5” and see it change to the software build (detailed version)… click again and it shows your Mac’s serial number.

Serial Number, in About This Mac

If you’re using Yosemite or newer, you’ll find the serial number in the first About This Mac box that comes up. No need to click anywhere.

Want to do it the hard way? Look under your iMac’s foot. Or on the underside of your laptop. Get a magnifying glass.

Did this article help you?

Maybe you'd like to contribute to the
Christian Boyce coffee fund.

Want some some quick iPhone how-tos?
Visit me at

Looking for in-depth tutorials?
See my website!

Please use the “Sharing” buttons to share what’s interesting with your friends. It helps them and it helps the blog. Thank you very much!

Christian signature
Christian Boyce

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

Read our Privacy Policy