Device ID 1.0 Review

Display your Android device ID with this free app.

Do you know how to find your Android ID? Do you know what it is? It's not your serial number, IMEI, or Build number. It's a unique device identifier that can be harder to find than your car keys, if you don't know where (and how) to look for it. We're well aware that most developers pride themselves in being able to do things the hard way, but if for any reason you should need your Android ID, by far the simplest way to obtain it is to run Android Device ID. This free app extracts and displays your Android device's ID and even copies or shares it. Android Device ID doesn't require Internet permissions, so it poses no risk to your data. We tried it in a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.1.

We installed and opened Device ID. The app's white-on-black screen displayed the long string of numbers and letters making up our unique device ID. It also displayed our e-mail address. Pressing Copy sent the data to our device's clipboard; clicking Share opened a menu of options for sending the data, including e-mail, messaging, memo, and chat apps, as well as compatible apps such as Dropbox. Buttons along the bottom of the screen let us rate the app or access more of the developer's wares.

And that's all there is to this super-simple app, but what else does it need? Nothing, as far as we can see. Android Device ID has one job to do, and it does it as well as it can be done. It instantaneously retrieves a useful piece of data from your Android device, and it makes that data especially easy to use. Even skilled developers can appreciate such a simple way of doing things. For the average user, who (for whatever reason) needs to know their smartphone's unique device ID, Android Device ID is the answer.

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