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How to track your lost Mobile Phone via IMEI number

It’s a nightmare to lose or miss once mobile phone as it contains a lot of personal information; nothing can be scarier than the misuse of once identification.

What if this happens? You should have a backup plan to tack your cell phone right? If you can’t get your phone back, you can at least prevent the misuse by blocking the number. Read on to know how you can track your lost mobile phone via IMEI number.

IMEI:

  • IMEI number is the unique 15 digit registration number.
  • Each phone has a different IMEI number.
  • This number is associated with the mobile phone and not with the SIM.
  • Dual SIM phone has two IMEI numbers. (One each for both the SIM slot).
  • This number is different from the IMSI number. (IMSI number is saved on SIM card and can be transferred to any handset).

How to know your Mobile IMEI number?

Below mentioned steps work for all the types of mobile phones.

  • IMEI number can be found on the silver sticker. (On the backside of your phone or under the battery pack, or on the box your phone came in).
  • You can also find the IMEI number printed on the bill.
  • You can also know the number by pressing “*#06#” on phone’s call screen.
  • Another method to find the IMEI number is by opening “settings” option; click on “about phone”. IMEI code will be displayed there.
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How to track your lost Mobile Phone via IMEI number

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How IMEI helps in finding a lost mobile phone?

  • Stealer cannot expect to keep the phone by changing the SIM card of the phone.
  • When a carrier knows that the phone has been stolen, it can blacklist the IMEI code and lock it out of the network.
  • Later on, it tells other cellular networks to do the same.

What if you have missed both IMEI number and phone?

  • In case of your phone being stolen, you can have the option to get IMEI number from somewhere you have written it.
  • If not, then you can find the number on the bill or the device box.
  • If you have misplaced the bill and the device box, then take the support of the iTunes.

Steps to get IMEI number by iTunes:

  • With the help of an external PC, go to iTunes.
  • Select the “Preferences” option by clicking on it.
  • Select “Devices”.
  • From the option available, select “iPhone backup”.
  • IMEI number along with other details will be displayed.

IMEI number by AT&T account:

You can get IMEI number from AT&T account. Read on to know the steps.

  • Sign in to the account.
  • Select “My profile” and then click on “Update my profile”.
  • From the list, select “User information”
  • Select “Customer service and support”.
  • A pop-up message having an option “Wireless customer agreement” appears.
  • Click on “Wireless customer agreement” option. A PDF will begin to download.
  • PDF contains all the details of the purchase of phone along with IMEI number.

How to track your lost mobile phone via IMEI number?

You must be thinking how can I find the lost handset using IMEI number, right? To get the answer read the below-mentioned points.

  • Note down the IMEI number.
  • File a complaint against the missing scene in the nearest police station in your residential area. (You cannot do it online).
  • Copy of the FIR lodged and the IMEI number has to be submitted to your network service provider.
  • After authenticating your identity, your device will be blocked by sending it to register of “Blacklisted”.
  • Once this process is done, the phone stops working; even if the SIM card is been changed.

After the complaint is lodged, there are many processes that happen to track the lost mobile phone via IMEI number.

  • After FIR being lodged, the device gets blocked and no one can use it.
  • After submitting documents like identity proof, address proof, the copy of FIR, IMEI number of the lost phone and other details of the phone; the network service provider will work on the complex process of tracking the device.
  • Police play an important role too.
  • But it is not possible to get the device back in every case.

Hope the above-mentioned information helps you in finding your missing phone or at least helps in preventing the misuse of once personal information or identity.

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How to track your lost Mobile Phone via IMEI number
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How to track your lost Mobile Phone via IMEI number
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Note down the IMEI number. File a complaint against the missing scene in the nearest police station in your residential area. (You cannot do it online). Copy of the FIR lodged and the IMEI number has to be submitted to your network service provider. After authenticating your identity, your device will be blocked by sending it to register of “Blacklisted”. Once this process is done, the phone stops working; even if the SIM card is been changed.
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Iphone Learner
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Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain, founder of Iphone-s, a young and energetic entrepreneur has always been fond of technology. His liking for technology made him go for engineering in computers. During his studies, he learned & worked on different computer languages & OS including HBCD, Linux, etc. He also has a keen interest in ethical hacking.

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  2. I purchased Iphone 6 16gb and it got stolen this dawn from my home. Can you help me? noone knows nothing I need to find it because I am still paying bills and will pay… 🙁

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    THANKS anyway…

  3. Dear Sir .

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  4. Hi

    I need your help. My Redmi 3S have been stolen, please locate it.

    Redmi 3S
    IMEI 861112034983941 / 861112034983958

    Regards
    dhanalakshmi

  5. hello, i lost my iphone6s 2 days ago. Can you help me please. IMEI is 355688072730362
    Serial no is DNPQX3CGGRY8
    The phone number in my lost phone is +85365501384
    Tahnk you very very much. I will look forward a reply from you

  6. Hello sir,
    I am from India and My iPhone 6 was stolen on 23/02/2017 and i have put on LOST Mode in my icloud.com account. Now my iPhone 6 is showing as OFFLINE.. Can you please guide me how can i trace my stolen iphone6 even if its battery is dead ‘or’ my GSM Simcard removed ‘or’ burried somewhere?? I will be highly thankfull to you for your kind help and guidance..

    Regards
    Nayeem Ahmed

  7. Hi, Couple of days back I lost my iPhone 6. Can you pls help me track the same. IMEI number is – 359234061320893.

    It will be great help if you can do this for me & respond.

  8. Please find my iPhone 6 has been stolen and Find my iPhone not active
    IMEI : 354403063128811

    Please help me THANKS

  9. Hello my phone was stolen few days ago while on vacation in Zurich….I have a police report as well and dont have my IMEI number I will have to contact ATT to get it when i get back …Thank You

  10. my phone is stollen by robbers i want to locate the location…
    the number which was registered in my icloud was:03369902643
    plz help me

  11. Can you assist with my phone.. misplaced ************02381
    The IEM number was copy from my icloud account. I don’t know the number all

    Kindly assist me
    Here is my active phone number
    Tel: 08099915132

  12. I havent heard from my girlfriend almost a full day now im worried its not like her please can u find her location with the imei number 356759087539335 please # 4087242725 please let me know as soonas possible.

  13. hi there i lost my phone 8+ its been two weeks and i really need help i haven’t registered for find my iPhone and i have no other options. i am from new Zealand
    phone number 021740342
    imei 356710086350356

  14. hi
    this is santhosh
    i lost my iphone 5s
    my imei number:01 3985002216932 please help me to find my phone…
    please track my phone

  15. I lost my new iPhone X, I not even putted SIM yet on it but logged-in with my Apple ID to install Apps. And configured the Password and face ID lock on it. Please help me track my lost iPhone.
    I have also filled online complain to Bangalore police to track the IMEI.
    request your help as well to track my phone.

    IMEI Number : 353043098343463
    City location : Bangalore
    Mail ID : shariq.myrules@gmail.com
    My phone number : 9100960546

  16. Dear sir,
    i have lost my iphone 6 yesterday. having IMEI number is 356951062940543 and my contact no is 9575335598 which is in iphone6. my alternate no is 9575622271

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How to track your lost Mobile Phone via IMEI number
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How to track your lost Mobile Phone via IMEI number
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Note down the IMEI number. File a complaint against the missing scene in the nearest police station in your residential area. (You cannot do it online). Copy of the FIR lodged and the IMEI number has to be submitted to your network service provider. After authenticating your identity, your device will be blocked by sending it to register of “Blacklisted”. Once this process is done, the phone stops working; even if the SIM card is been changed.
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Iphone Learner
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