5 Ways to Find MacBook Pro Serial Number

The serial number on your MacBook Pro is an essential piece of information. 

Although you may never need it if everything works smoothly. But you could need the serial number for times when you need to check the warranty coverage or get a repair. 

You can find your MacBook Pro’s serial number in the “About This Mac” window, on its label, and in a few other places.  

I’m Jon, a self-proclaimed Apple guru. I have about a dozen years of experience with Apple products and I own a 2019 MacBook Pro. 

Whether you need the number to find specs on your computer, you need warranty information, or you’re trading it in, I’ll walk you through how to find the serial number. 

So keep reading to learn how!

How to Find Your Serial Number on MacBook Pro

There are a few different methods to find the serial number on your MacBook Pro. 

So, if you need the serial number for warranty information or something related, here’s how to do it. 

Method 1: MacBook Pro Label

One of the easiest ways to find your Macbook Pro’s serial number is by locating the label (really it’s more of an engraving). On the underside of the laptop, near the regulatory markings, you’ll find a label. 

Look for the text starting with “Designed by Apple in California,” then look to the lowest line of writing. 

Locate the serial number on the label. Don’t flip the computer over while it’s actively running, as you may damage the hard drive (unless you have an SSD). 

This is a great way to find the necessary information if the computer isn’t working or won’t turn on. 

Method 2: About This Mac

If the computer still runs, you can quickly find the serial number by checking in the ‘Overview’ tab. 

To find this tab, start by clicking the Apple logo in the top left corner of the screen. Once the window opens, click About This Mac, then the Overview tab. Near the bottom of the screen that pops up, you’ll find the serial number. 

Method 3: System Information

Going to the “System Information” app will also lead to your serial number. This app contains essential information about your MacBook Pro, including the device’s serial number. 

Open the System Information app, then select Hardware on the left column of the window. When you click on ‘Hardware,’ an overview will pop up. The serial number is near the bottom, after ‘SMC Version (System)’ information. 

Method 4: Original Packaging 

If you still have the original packaging for your MacBook Pro, you can use it to find the necessary information. The packaging should display the serial number printed near the barcode

Method 5: Appleid.apple.com

If you don’t have your MacBook on hand and the computer is linked to your Apple account, you can use another device to find the serial number. 

Sign in to your account on appleid.apple.com on a separate device.

Once you log in, scroll down to the Devices section. Find your MacBook, then click on it. A window will pop up with the model, version, and serial number. 


How to Find Out Model of MacBook Pro with Serial Number

Several of the above-listed methods to find the serial number also show you how to find the model type. 

For example, you can find the specific model information in your appleid.apple.com account or locate the information in the ‘About This Mac’ tab. 

However, if you need to find out what model you have using the serial number, you can use the number to obtain the model type. You can use your serial number on the Apple website to find the model type and check your service and support coverage. 

Go to checkcoverage.apple.com, then enter your serial number. Fill in the security code at the bottom, then click ‘Continue.’ You should be able to find the necessary information on the following page. 

Conclusion

Regardless of whether you have the computer on hand or not, finding the serial number on your MacBook Pro is a simple process. 

Whether you use your Apple account to find the information or simply peek at the label on the bottom of your Mac, it’ll only take a minute or two. 

Were you able to locate your MacBook Pro’s serial number? Let us know in the comments below. 

About Jonathon Jachura
Jonathon is a mechanical engineer with over ten years of experience. He is an Apple fan who currently holds a Macbook Pro (512 GB, 16GB RAM), iPad Pro 12.9", iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple Watch 3, and 4x Acer 23" monitors.

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