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What is an IMEI number?

The International Mobile Equipment Identity or an IMEI number is a unique 15 digit number that every smartphone, mobile phone and even a sattelite phone has.

The IMEI number is helpful in identifying if the device is a valid device. Also it helps in tracking the device. Its useful in case you loose your device then the IMEI number of your device can be useful in tracking its location. However, this can be done until the thief changes the IMEI number.

How to track lost Mobile with IMEI number ?

how to track lost mobile with IMEI number
How to track lost mobile with IMEI number

So how do we track a mobile phone using IMEI number? There are two ways you can track your phone. The first one is using by installing an app that’ll help you and the other one is taking help from Police. Here

We’ve detailed both the methods below:

Tracking phone using an app

So if you still have your smartphone with you is having anxiety of losing it, you can download this popular app from the play store called: IMEI Tracker – Find My Device (Link)

The app updates you whenever your Android smart phone get stolen/lost and when the new SIM card is inserted in the mobile, this Mobile Finder for Android app begins and automatically sends SMS from the SIM card which is inserted.

The app needs you to store your family/friends mobile numbers in the app so that the SMS can be sent to those mobile numbers whenever a trigger sms is sent to this device.

The SMS contains the IMEI number of the mobile and service provider details of the SIM. The security of this app is enhanced by prompting a password to unlock this app and make any changes.

The app however needs permission to access your device location to share it with other device. It requires smartphones with GPS enabled and interent data (keep your mobile data on whenever you’re outside your home).

You can also use Google Find my Phone (Link) app to track your phone from PC browser. With this app you can do the following:

how to track lost mobile with IMEI number

To use Find My Device, a lost Android device must:

  • Be turned on
  • Be signed in to a Google Account
  • Be connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi
  • Be visible on Google Play
  • Have Location turned on
  • Have Find My Device turned on

Taking help from local Police

If in case you’ve already lost your phone and googled our article, don’t panic. You can easily contact your nearest local police station and file a lost report.

Such cases are immediately reported to the cyber cell and phone are kept on track using the IMEI number.

Every country has a law where if in case your mobile is lost, you can get your mobile SIM blocked and get a new sim from your operator. This may need you to submit your valid ID proof with the operator.

So don’t you worry!

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