How to find a stolen phone by IMEI number
Did you know that every mobile phone carries a unique IMEI number? Yes, your device is unique and it has its own benefits especially when your device is stolen or misplaced.
How it works?
Your mobile service provider can block any mobile device by just knowing the
. This is done by blacklisting the number. Once blacklisted, the mobile device becomes useless.
Your operator can use this IMEI number to track the exact location of the device using the Global Positioning System (GPS) available in the mobile phone. This way you can at least know the last seen location of your lost/stolen phone.
However due to the piling number of requests on blockage of device or SIM, the service providers categorize the requests based on special situations.
How to request block?
The procedure to request a device/SIM blockage will take its own time due to increasing phone thefts. However you will need to follow a few steps.
- File an FIR with your nearest police station that your phone is stolen or lost.
- Take a copy of this FIR and your device’s IMEI number to your mobile service provider, who can blacklist your device for you.
How to know device IMEI no?
There are several android apps that can detect your device’s IMEI number. However it is recommended that you use an app that has high security features along with it.
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