In this post we will explain how to track a lost cell phone using imei number, Smartphone is a major part of your life. But what will happen if you lost your Phone. Suppose you put your phone on a table and after some time, you can’t find it there. Obviously, you will feel like crazy because it contains many important and private files.
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Now, you will try calling on your phone because it’s the first ever thing comes to over mind when we lost our phones. You may find it switched off because this time someone has stolen it. Now, what will you do. Don’t worry, I have a solution here. These days the majority of individuals have Android phone. So, below is a guide based on the Android Smartphones. It will help you find stolen phone, if you are iPhone user then you can check our post track lost iPhone.
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All mobiles have an unique identity number which is called International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number that helps us to detect the current location of that mobile phone. Since this number is valid for GSM, UMTS and LTE mobiles, IMEI number can help in tracking or blocking your stolen or lost mobile phone.
When a phone is switched on, the IMEI number is transmitted and checked against a database in the network’s Equipment Identity Register which is generally called EIR. There are three categories available of EIR namely the “white lists”, “gray lists” and “black lists”. The mobile company operator can block a mobile phone by putting IMEI number in black list. User can also track their mobile phone through Global Positioning System. Generally, mobile companies provide these services only in case of special investigations so if you are thinking that the police or mobile operator will help you to find your lost or stolen Device using your device IMEI number then forgot about it.
Whenver your phone was stolen than you can easily find stolen phone using your phone’s IMEI number.
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Check or track a phone using IMEI Number:
Find your Imei Number by following ways:
1) On purchase bill of your mobile phone
2) Under the battery of your mobile phone
3) On the box of your mobile phone
4) By dialling *#06# from your mobile phone
Ways to find stolen Android phone
Method 1: Way to Track a Stolen Phone using Google Android Device Tracking
You should know that Google has their own Tracing system for your Android Smartphones. But you should enable it as soon as you buy your Phone. You will find an option in Settings >> Location>> Access Location. Just enable it and you are done.
These days majority of individuals have this enabled. SO, we suppose you have also done the same. Now, Follow the below given steps to find your stolen phone.
Note:- It’s all Pre steps which you need when you buy your phone. If you already Lost your phone, then, this option will not help you. In this case read the tips given at the bottom of this article.
1) Open Android Device manager website.
2) Log In with your Google account and then, they will ask you to accept terms. After Accepting terms a pop up will ask you to send notification to your phone. Click “SEND“.
3) Now, In your phone follow the notification and Activate this feature which will later help you remotely lock or change lock pattern of your phone when lost.
4)You can also track your phone’s recent location via this option and then give it to the police.
Method 2: Tracking Android Phone via IMEI number through your service provider:
In this process your network service provider after taking police permission put your phone IMEI number on tracking and as soon as any person insert sim card on your device, service provider get the location and sim card registered user detail, But there is very less chances that police give the permission to track the phone.
Method 3: Trace your Lost Mobile with IMEI Number Using Premium Antivirus
There are many Antivirus programs available that gives you an extra layer of security. One of my favorites is Netqin which let you activate security mode. When someone changes the Sim card on your phone, it asks for the password so the phone gets locked. You can also Lock your phone remotely using this Antivirus. There are many similar Antivirus that works in the same manner. So, it’s a must for your Smartphone to have Antivirus program.
So, that’s it with the tips. I hope it helps you to find your Stolen Phone. If you want any more help regarding this topic “How to find stolen phone using IMEI number” , then feel free to ask us via below comments box.