How to track your UPS order with just a phone number

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Screengrab: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
Screengrab: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

If you’re anxiously waiting on a brand new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to come in the mail this week, you’re not alone.

Tracking the package as Apple’s ginormous new smart phone wends its way to you may be the internets new past time. You should have received a tracking number from Apple when your iPhone shipped, but there’s an even easier way to keep a watchful eye on that beautiful new gadget.

If you head to the UPS website, click on the Track by Reference button and enter your 10-digit phone number.

Now you can get even more info about where your shiny new Apple toy is at, even if the Apple site doesn’t tell you.

“Apple’s website still has my order in the ‘preparing for shipment’ phase,” says a Cult of Mac reader, “but I was able to track and see my package in UPS’ system using the above method.”

Thanks, Kel!

Additional reporting by Buster Hein