How to Find Lost Phone: IMEI Tracking?

Find Lost or Stolen Phone (Android and iPhone) 


How to Find Lost Phone



If your phone has been stolen somewhere or is lost or has fallen. Then you can find out where your phone was turned on or turned off at the last time. If your phone has been stolen and has some important data on your phone or any important document and you want that no one to misuse it then this article is best for you. This article is both for android and iPhone users.  

You must have this- 


Android user - Google Account, IMEI Number, Internet Access 
iPhone user - apple id, Internet Access 



How to find IMEI Number: 


The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number may be a unique identification or serial number that each one mobile phone and smartphones have. It is normally 15 digits long.  

  

The IMEI number is often found on the silver sticker on the rear of your phone, under the battery pack, or on the box, your phone came in.  

  

If you don’t have this then type *#06# into the keypad and note the IMEI Number in a safe place for a feature.  




If you don’t have that phone than follow these steps for IMEI Number- 


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Step 1. Open browser than type Google Dashboard 

  

Step 2. Now login with that google account which was on your lost phone.  

  

Step 3. After successful logging, you will see a large amount of options is available, from there select the Android option.  

  

Step 4. After selecting the Android option, it will show you IMEI Number 

A.  Find Android Device: 


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Most Android phones now accompany Find My Device built right in. It automatically tracks your phone's location in a minute, so if it ever goes missing, you'll mount your laptop or a friend's phone and find its last known location, ring your phone if it's nearby, or lock and/or erase your phone if you fear it's been stolen.  




Steps-  

  

Step 1. For this, first, you have to open any browser on your computer or laptop and type Find My Device or Android Device Manager and hit Enter. If you are a mobile user and simply download Find My Device application from the play store 

  

Step 2. As soon as you open it, simply login with your Google Account. Log in with that account which was in your lost mobile.  

  

Step 3. Select your phone listed there.  

  

Step 4. As soon as you click, you will see the location of your Phone. It will show that where was your phone lost the last time.  

  

Step 5. You will get three options on the left side of your browser screens such as Play Sound, Secure Device, and Erase Device.  




Play Sound - Rings your phone even if you have the ringer turned off. Click the button, and provides the OK within the pop-up, and your phone will ring at full volume for five minutes, or until you hit the facility button and quiet it down.  

  

Secure Device - The Lock option will allow you to set or change a PIN or password on your device, as well as display a message on the locked screen. This is useful if you think that somebody else may encounter your phone and you never found out a password.  

  

Erase Device – this feature performs a factory reset on your device. All the contents such as apps, photos login passwords, and settings will be deleted automatically. But it works on an internet connection. If the device is offline it will perform as soon as it goes online.  


Use this option only if you are sure that your phone is not going to be received under any condition. Because after erased that phone can’t be located or tracked anymore.  

B.  Find iPhone Device: 


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If you are an Apple user, that’s means that you are using an Apple phone. Then you must know that you can't install or use any type of application in your apple phone unless you have an Apple Id. So today I will tell you how you can use your Apple Id to delete your data from a lost device very easily. With is you can also track the location of your lost device and find it easily.  



Steps-  

  

Step 1. For this, first, you have to open any browser on your computer or laptop and type icloud.com/find 

  

Step 2. Press Enter and open this URL. 

  

Step 3. As soon as you open it, here you have to login by entering your Apple Id and Password 

  

Step 4. Then go to All Device and select your iPhone listed there and click on it.  

  

Step 5. As soon as you click, you will see the location of your iPhone. It will show that where was your phone lost the last time.  

  

Step 6. You will get three options on the right side of your browser screen such as Play Sound, Lost Mode, and Erase iPhone.  





Play sound - If you click on this option, if that phone is anywhere connected to the internet or later it connects to the internet, then the sound will start playing automatically on that phone. You can use this option even when you forgot your phone somewhere at home.  

  

Lost Mode - Inter a phone number where you can reach. It will show on your lost iPhone screen. If a good person finds that phone, he will defiantly call you.  

  

Erase iPhone - This option is basically used to erasing all your content and setting when that phone will connect to the internet. Use this option only if you are sure that your phone is not going to be received under any condition. Because after erased that phone can’t be located or tracked anymore.  





I hope this article can help you to solve your problem.  


Have you been ready to revisit your mobile device after it got lost? How did you get it back? Share your experience with us in the comments. If you have any better information regarding this, please share it with me. 

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