If you have lost your mobile phone or if its stolen, then you can recover it or at least block it if you know the IMEI number of the phone.
Contact The Police
The procedure to get back the stolen mobile phone will take some time so you must be patient. First you need to go to the police station in your area and file a FIR that your mobile phone is stolen.
Then take the copy of this FIR and the IMEI number of your phone and contact the service provider of your phone. They will then help you track the mobile phone location.
They will also block the mobile phone, making it useless until it is found. Once you find it, you can request your service provider to white-list it again.
This procedure will work even if the SIM card of the phone is changed because all service providers use the same blacklist database.
Ask Your Cell Phone Provider
You probably already know that each mobile phone has a unique IMEI number. Whenever a mobile phone is switched on, this IMEI number is sent to Equipment Identity Register database. This database categorizes each phone in one of three categories: while listed, grey listed and black listed.
Your mobile service provider can block any mobile phone by putting its IMEI number in the black list. Once blacklisted, a mobile phone is useless as it cannot be used at all.
Your operator can also track the exact location of the mobile phone using its IMEI number using the Global Positioning System, thus helping you find the lost or stolen mobile phone. However, since a lot of phones get stolen these days, mobile operators will track a phone from its IMEI number only in the case of some special situation.
Note that when you contact your mobile service provider to block the mobile phone with its IMEI number, don’t forget to ask them to block your SIM also.
IMEI Tracker – Find My Device
There are plenty of mobile phone IMEI tracking applications you can use to locate your device. With most of these apps, you just enter your IMEI number and it can find your device. One of the best ones for Android and iPhone is IMEI Tracker.
That’s everything there is to know about IMEI tracking and how it can be used to locate your smartphone. Knowing your IMEI number can definitely help when your smartphone is lost or stolen.
The name of the app is IMEITRACKER and it is developed and marketed by PhoneSpector LLC, a US-based company that specializes in data security for mobile devices.
Wheres My Droid
Using the app, you can turn the ringer volume up and make your phone ring. The app can also get the GPS coordinates with a link to Google maps if you’re not near enough to your phone to hear the ringer. You have the freedom to track your phone from anywhere with a text messaged attention word or with our online Commander.
You can secure your mobile data in case of stolen. You can wipe and lock your stolen phone. Locking your phone will make it unusable while you try to track your lost phone’s location. If there is no hope of finding your phone, then you can erase your personal information with the wipe feature.
Android Device Manager or ADM
- If your phone is Android, then you can track it using Android Device Manager or ADM. Just download the app and login in to your account. Find my device options will help you locate your phone by IMEI.
There are some other ways which will help you.
1. Log in to TrackIMEI (It is some kinda database wherein the details of stolen mobiles are stored)
2. Register yourself by putting in proper details about you along with the Mobile Detail
That’s all… these guys claim that they have dealers so if they come across the IMEI no. of ours then we will be informed. So as you can see one can’t assure that we can get our Mobile back but following these steps can increase the chance of having our mobile back.