If your phone is lost or stolen, there are many problems because your phone contains much personal information, photos, banking information and more. Since a smartphone is very important in our lives, I will show you how to find a lost mobile if your phone is lost or stolen.there is a two ways to find the device one is the simple find my device method and other is find your lost Mobile with an IMEI Number.
Suppose you forgot your phone somewhere, then there is one easy trick to find your phone. So what is the method? To know more, read this article till the end.
You can find a lost cell phone in many ways. But I’ll tell you simple methods so you can easily find your lost mobile phone. Before I move on to the main topic, I want to clarify some things about mobile tracking. First, I want to tell you what settings should be kept on your phone, which will help you in the future if your phone is lost or stolen. If you made these settings on your smartphone, you would find your smartphone Either you have to follow the IMEI tracking process that I will discuss below.
Below is the list of some settings. It would be helpful if you did it now for
1. Strong password
Yes, folks, it would be better to have a strong password on your phone, which is not easily accessible. Many people use easy-to-guess passwords, such as four times zero or four times one. In that case, if your phone is lost, it can be easily accessible and misused.
Nowadays, almost all phones have fingerprint lock, pattern lock, and face unlock function. Make sure to use a tricky pattern lock and also use a fingerprint lock. Fingerprint lock provides additional label security for your phone.
Also, you can use face unlock, but face unlock doesn’t provide much security. This is because the phone’s dedicated front camera is usually used for face unlock, unlocked with your photo from any social network. So make sure social media photos don’t unlock your mobile.
But folks, if you use an iPhone or any smartphone where a dedicated sensor is used for face unlock, you can use the face unlock feature.
2. Enable Find my device
Yes, friends, you must go to your smartphone settings and find my device. If you use an Android smartphone, you need to enable find my device from advanced settings, or if you use iPhone, you need to find my iPhone from settings.
Enabling this setting means that you are connected to the Google server if your phone’s GPS is turned on and connected to the Internet. If your phone is lost or stolen, you can access it remotely.
If your mobile phone’s data connection is turned off and you connect to the Internet in the future, you can still get a lot of information from your phone. So make sure to keep the find my device setting enabled on your smartphone.
3. Keep a backup
Yes, folks, you must keep a backup of your mobile phone from time to time. If you use iPhone, you will get the iCloud option, and if you use Android, you have a Google backup option.
With this backup, you can keep your phone contacts, photos, and backup data from various applications. Even if your WhatsApp chat is very important, you can keep a weekly backup on your Google account. The further back you go, the safer you are.
If your phone is broken, lost or stolen for any reason, your important data will not be lost. If you buy a new phone, you will get all your old data from this backup. So, of course, keep a backup of your device.
4. Make a note of the IMEI number
IMEI number is a unique number that is possibly used to track your mobile phone. If you lose your phone and someone changes your old SIM card, it is still possible to track your phone using the IMEI number.
You find the IMEI number in your phone box or mobile phone bill. And if not, there is a very simple method. Enter this * # 06 # code to the phone dialer. Then you will get the IMEI number of your phone.
How to find lost mobile?
Now let’s move on to the main topic of how to track if your mobile phone is lost or stolen. So read this article to the end to know more about how to find the lost device.
What to do first if your phone is lost or stolen. We’ll talk about two things first, what to do if your phone is a feature phone or what to do if you use a smartphone.
What should I do if I lose a normal or feature phone?
Folks, if you use a regular phone or feature phone and get stolen, you can’t do much. File an FIR at the police station with your phone’s IMEI number.And then, you can take a copy of the FIR and get a duplicate SIM with an existing phone number from your SIM card operator.
You can also request to block your IMEI number. Then the mobile operator will block your IMEI no or put you in surveillance mode. This will display a notification if the person who stole your phone is connected to another network police can find the phone.
What to do if you use a smartphone?
If you use your smartphone and your phone is lost or stolen, should you go to the police first? No, guys, if you use your smartphone and forget your phone or stolen, you can find your phone yourself without going to the police station. The stepwise method is described below.
Login to device manager website
First, you need to open the device management site from your laptop or other smartphones. If you’re using Android, then go to android.com/find. If you’re using an iPhone, go to icloud.com/find. Then sign in with your lost phone’s Gmail address or Apple ID.
Track location directly
After logging in, you will get a lot of options. First, you can directly track the GPS location of your lost phone if your phone’s GPS is turned on and connected to the Internet. If you are lucky, you can get the phone. So try it first.
Make your phone ring even if it is silent.
Here also another option to search your phone by playing a sound. If your phone is in silent or vibrate mode, you can click on the ringer option, and your phone will start ringing at full volume.
If you forget or can’t find the phone around you, you can easily get it through the ringer option. But your phone must be connected to the Internet.
Lock the phone
If you think your phone is in a place where it is not easily accessible, or the chances of getting it are very low then you can lock your phone with the lock option.
As a result, no one can easily access your phone information. When you lock your phone, you can also send a message with your contact information on the lock screen. The result is that if an honest person finds your phone, you get it.
Erase your phone
If you think you will get your phone back, you can delete all your phone data using this option. If your mobile phone contains very important data or data that could get you in big trouble if it’s a leak, then the best option is to remove the phone. You get this option on both Android and iPhone.
How do you get an IMEI number if you don’t have it?
If you don’t have your phone and don’t have the IMEI number of your lost Android phone, how do you find your phone’s IMEI number?
After logging in, you will receive the IMEI number of your phone, as shown in the picture. You will need to sign in with your email address on any smartphone or laptop. Then you can easily find all the IMEI numbers of your smartphone. If you use iPhone and have a backup of your phone, you can find the IMEI number from iCloud.
Now you think that if it is impossible to do more with an IMEI number, then why is that?
IMEI number is the International Mobile Equipment Identity, a unique 15-word number. And it is present on all mobile phones or smartphones to get the identity of the phone. In addition, with this IMEI number, your mobile operator can prevent your phone’s IMEI number from being connected to any network later.
Is it possible to change the IMEI number?
Yes, you can change the IMEI number. Usually, changing the IMEI number is legal in some countries but also illegal in some countries. You can change the IMEI numbers during the flashing process. Also, if your phone is rooted, then changing the IMEI number is an easy process.
How to track lost mobile with IMEI number?
Many friends may have searched the internet after losing their phone to find out how to track lost mobile phones with IMEI numbers.
In that case, let me tell you one thing: you cannot track your lost phone with the IMEI number because this authority does not exist for any ordinary person. If this authority were with everyone, anyone would try to harm another person by tracking the location. Usually, this authority is given to the police or a high-class person for the benefit of others.
If you want to find your lost phone, try from the official Android or iPhone website, which I have already discussed before. After that, if you can’t find your lost phone, contact the police. There are many possibilities to get your phone back.
How to locate a lost cell phone that is turned off?
Usually, we make a call on our lost phone. But the result came out off. Then you might be wondering how to locate a lost cell phone that is turned off. Let me tell you that it is not possible to trace the switch of the mobile. Yes, you can get the latest location of your device from Android device manager location history or from Find My iPhone. It can track your phone only if your phone is on.
Now you may be wondering how police track phones with IMEI numbers. If you lose your phone, make an FIR with the IMEI number of your lost mobile. The police then send your IMEI number to the cybersecurity or cellular network provider.
Then the network provider of the SIM card puts your IMEI number in surveillance mode. When your mobile is connected to a network, a notification arrives at the network provider. They send him to the police. If any other SIM card is used in your stolen mobile, it is also possible to track it with the IMEI number. If the police search your phone with all their effort, you must get your lost phone back.
So, friends, this is the solution: finding a lost mobile using the IMEI number. If your phone is lost or forgotten somewhere, you can follow these steps to get it back. It all depends on your luck.
But if your phone is stolen, you must follow police procedures. If someone you know works for a cybersecurity or network provider company, you can get their help.
But if you don’t have any of these ways, you should try it with the help of finding my device. In this case, the chances of getting your phone back are very low. But you can erase the important information or data from your phone by following this method.
And yes, you must enable the important settings of your phone, which will help you if you lose your phone. I hope you like this information so please comment below and give your opinion.