Find Your Phone Number on Samsung Galaxy S3

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If you don't memorize your own number, it's helpful to know where to find or locate your number on your mobile. A lot of people prefer not to give their number, not because they're paranoid, but because they don't remember it. That works well until you find someone just like you, who also doesn't remember his number either. Seems a lot of people not only forget their own number, but forget how to find it on their own phone. It can be a bit embarrassing and inconvenient when you have to borrow your friend's phone to check your own number. Many people have a copy of their phone number on their computer's notepad so they can copy and paste it into forms they are filling out online. In this article we will show you how to find your number on your Samsung Galaxy S3, which is easier than any of the methods just mentioned. Here are some simple steps to easily locate your own phone number on your Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile.

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Instructions[Edit]

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    Tap the "Apps" icon, which is located on the lower right corner of your mobile.
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    From your Apps Menu, tap on "Settings".
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    Under Settings, scroll down and tap "About Device".
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    Then tap "Status".
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    Then, from Status, you should be able to see your number under "My Phone Number".
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On my Galaxy S3, when I tap on States, it shows my first phone number that I had when I bought the phone about a year ago. How do I change that number?[Edit]

  1. 1
    Perhaps the easiest non-tech way is, long before you install your new SIM/phone number, you should look at the back of the new SIM.
    Somewhere in the pack (the number is usually printed on the hard cardboard where the unused SIM is stuck), you will find the SIM number. Write it down in a trusted notebook or pad, then put it in your wallet or somewhere safe.
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  2. 2
    Memorize the number again and again.
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    Text the new telephone number to your spouse or best friend.
    Then lock that message so you cannot delete it.
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    As you said, what is reflected on the Galaxy S3 is your old telephone number.
    Just follow the same steps: Settings > About Phone > Status. Then just edit into it your new telephone number.
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    There is a code for the International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI :
    *#06#
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    The IMEI number of the Samsung Galaxy S3 can be found on the back of the phone's battery.
    When your S3 is lost or stolen, you can use the IMEI number to deactivate your phone. If you do not want to open the phone to see the IMEI on the battery's backside, do the following steps:  
    1. On your home screen, tap the phone icon. Or another option is to still go to the home screen, then go to "Apps", then tap on "Phone".
    2. Tap on the "Keypad" tab.
    3. Encode/enter *#06#, then you press the call icon.
    4. The IMEI number of the S3 will then be displayed on the phone screen.
    5. If you've had your S3 blocked or deactivated, the IMEI of your phone will be blacklisted.
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Questions and Answers[Edit]

Why don't I have a job, I really need one?[Edit]

I need a job

Unfortunately, you are in the wrong article to discuss your question. This article is for Finding Phone Number on Samsung Galaxy S3. And what you were asking is about jobs to earn or for financial. So instead you might want to check these articles about Jobs. Kindly read these articles and it might be the solution for your question. Go here :

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If you are looking for a job there are several sites that you can visit in order to get help with searching for a job. Below are a number of sites that you can view in order to find a job:

1. Indeed.com

2. Monster.com

3. Jobs.com

Can't find my mobile phone number in options?[Edit]

Android 4.3 looked everywhere

You'll need to go into Settings>about phone>status and you will find your phone's IMEI and number listed. Check out the screen shot here:

http://screencast.com/t/V7IzXxr8hA

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In the step: "Then tap "Status". " on new Android 4.3 there is no button "Status"?[Edit]

In the step: "Then tap "Status". On new Android 4.3 there is no button "Status"

Yes, there is the option status on the new Android version. You just need to ensure that you are going to the about device section>>status>>then view your phone number

On new Android 4.3 there is no button "Status"[Edit]

The "Status" option is basic information that can be found on the "My Device or About Device". You should be able to see this option on your phone screen to view the basic information, especially useful if you want to find your phone number because you've forgotten it, or failed to memorize it. Apparently, when you go to Settings, then "About Device", the Status is right on top of the screen where you can tap it to view more options and your phone number. You might as well check this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqjAJoipIDc

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If none of these methods work, you can try a Factory Reset of the phone, but first you need to make a back up of all your files, so you can restore your phone after the reset. After this, if you still cannot find the status on your phone still when you view the "About Device", there are a lot of ways on how you can find out your phone number on your Samsung Galaxy S3. Such as:

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1. Check one of your contacts via phone. Get another phone, call or text the person you wisheto ask about your phone number and make sure that they have your phone number saved in their contacts as well. That way, you can easily check or find out your phone number that you forgot or you haven't memorized

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2. If you can call your land-line, if it has a caller ID – your number will show up. on your phone where you want to figure out your phone number.

3. If you have an old phone with a SIM card. You can simply call that number, as it will reflect on screen. Please write it down on a piece of paper so you to have a copy and you can memorize it.

4. You can also call your network carrier to ask what your phone number is. Your number will be visible to them. Again, write it done and memorize it.

'About Device' does not show up when I scroll down.[Edit]

It's very odd that you don't see the About Device on your phone. It's a basic setting on the phone, used to check your device's information. The About Device is one of the necessary features to update your phone's operating system. Since the About Device is not present on your phone, you'll need to connect the phone to your PC or Laptop, then use your Samsung Kies to check for updates and update the phone's Operating System that way.

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Another way is to clear and return your phone to its Factory Settings. It's important to know that when you do return your phone to its factory settings, you will lose all of your data, so you need to back it all up on your computer BEFORE hand, and then do a restore afterward to get all your data back. Now check to see if the "About Device" is listed in your phone's settings.

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If you have a phone provided by a network carrier, they might restrict or hide some features on your Android phone. This is more common with some network carriers who put restriction or hide features to control and prevent identity theft when the owner wants to sell their, as they have it's IMEI, Mac address and so on.

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Please note also that Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9003) – the international version, has bug with its firmware of 4.3 (Jelly Bean). This might be why you aren't seeing the "About Device" on your mobile phone. Currently, they are working to resolve this issue, and to get another update to re-install the 4.3, or you may get an update of 4.4 (KitKat) which is just a rumor, but 100% for the 4.3 with a fix patch.

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I lost my phone today, and I didn't do the tracking setup. Is there any way you can still find my phone?[Edit]

Please help me. I lost my phone today and I didn't do the tracking setup. Is there any way you can still find my phone?

No, unfortunately because you hadn't set the tracking prior to you losing the device, you won't be able to track your device. In order to set up the family locator or place locator, you need to have physical possession of the device.

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Without getting the application or setting up the GPS tracking on your device, you will not be able to trace your phone. Even your carrier won't be able to help you locate your devise, without the setup having been done.

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Inability to derive telephone number from Samsung Ace II?[Edit]

Inability to derive telephone number from Samsung Ace II.

If your phone is on a current mobile plan with a carrier/provider and it's been activated, you can find your phone number from the settings.

Go into the phone's settings>about phone and then tap on Status. Your phone number, along with the serial and IMEI numbers will be displayed. Check screen shot below:

http://screencast.com/t/WdRpgNKWLjf

If your ace is already running on Jellybean, simply set up your profile on your phone book, and your number should show up under About Device in Settings. If all else fails, just reset the phone by dialing: *2767*3855# . Make sure that you have backed up all your data using Samsung Kies before doing a Factory Reset.

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Cannot dial my wife's phone number anymore since this weekend?[Edit]

Hi Daniel, I am having a problem actually connecting to my wife's phone. I just bought her an S3 but it was flashed from Sprint to PagePlus and I ported her number from Verizon. Just this past weekend, she has lost the ability to receive incoming calls, and now when I dial her phone, I get the phone's original phone number in Wisconsin…help

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Here is help with this transition – Sprint to PagePlus.

This is an error with the flash process from Sprint to PagePlus. By taking your device back to the store they can re-flash your phone so the process will be successful. This option is I recommended as it will ensure your device is set up properly to the PagePlus carrier.

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Can't find my own phone number on my device?[Edit]

I followed the instructions to get to status screen but phone number comes up as "unknown"

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My Samsung S3 screen has damaged I want to get all my contact number to display on my laptop?[Edit]

My screen has damaged but mobile is working I have attached my Samsung S3 mobile with my laptop and I want to see my contact numbers on my laptop

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I recently switched providers on my S3 and wondered if there was a quick way to get my number (the status trick comes up "Unknown")?[Edit]

Galaxy S3 recently moved from Vodafone to Virgin UK, settings/device details shows number as "Unknown"

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I have a Galaxy S3 flashed to PagePlus with no SIM card, and I need to know how to change the number in the status?[Edit]

When sending photos it shows the old number

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I did everything stated on this website?[Edit]

And when I scroll down to my number it says unknown? why is this?

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Hi, I do not know how to check what your own phone number is on my S3. Clicking on my device in settings, it shows unknown for my phone number even though I have a SIM in it. I need to know my number as I need it to fill in for Viber, which I have just installed. Help? Thanks?[Edit]

Hi, I do not know how to check what your own phone number is on my S3. Clicking on my device in settings, it shows unknown for my phone number even though I have a SIM in it. I need to know my number as I need it to fill in for Viber, which I have just installed. Help? Thanks!

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The easiest way is to call a friend and have him tell you the number shown.

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Double 1 put before number so can't text back in same box?[Edit]

Boyfriend who had a S3 always able to text OK. This morning as usual texted me and his identifier number came through with one too many long distance ones before the number so I was unable to text back in the same frame he was typing in but when I text him back in frame from yesterday that worked fine. I had him text me on my work phone and it worked okay. Nothing in either phone has changed. Just that there are double 1s before the number today, instead of one 1.

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