Find iPhone, iPod touch or iPad’s Unique ID (UDID) for iOS Development

Find iPhone, iPod touch or iPad’s Unique ID (UDID) for iOS Development

This post will help you to find iPhone, iPod touch or iPad’s unique ID (UDID). This post include 6 easy steps to get the UDID of your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. So Let’s get started.

What is unique ID or UDID?

Every iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has a unique identifier number associated with it, known as a UDID (Unique Device ID).

How is looks like?

UDID is a 40-digit sequence of letters and numbers that looks like this: 0e83ff56a12a9cf0c7290cbb08ab6752181fb54b.

Why we need UDID?

Either you are a client or a developer you need UDID to test your iOS app in your device. Unlike Android iOS has strong security protocols and the devices do not allow to install the ipa (App package same as APK in Android) from unknown source so when you make an iOS app you need to test it on real device. For that you have two options either go for debugging mode by connecting your device with XCode (iOS development IDE) and run the app directly into the device or get a UDID of your device and make an ipa to install the app in the device.

Remember if you  want to distribute the ipa then you need to provide the UDID so that it can install in the device.

How to get it?

You are a developer or a normal person here are 6 simple magical steps to get the UDID of your iOS device using iTunes:

Step 1:

Open iTunes (the Mac or PC app, not iTunes on your iPhone).

Step 2:

Plug in your iOS device / iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. you will see this now.

Step 3:

Click the device icon on the top of the screen.

Step 4:

Ensure you’re on the Summary tab.

Step 5:

Click on the text that says Serial Number. It should change to say Identifier (UDID).


Step 6:

Select Copy from the Edit menu and your UDID is now in the clipboard, so you can paste it into an email or message.

This is how you can find iPhone, iPod touch or iPad’s unique ID (UDID). If you have any doubt or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

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