As the smartphones become a more valuable asset in this modern world, mobile phone theft offenses are significantly increased. Considering this security issue, most countries’ Telecommunication Regulatory has mandated the IMEI implementation in mobile phones. IMEI is a 14 or 16 digit unique serial number that assigned to each and every GSM/UMTS/LTE network mobile phones that helps to track the cell phone location.
If your lost mobile phone is an Android smartphone, fortunately, you have two methods to track your lost or stolen phone’s location. One is through Anti-theft controlling app (it works, only if you configured your mobile beforehand), and another one is providing IMEI number of your stolen mobile to the law enforcement agencies.
There are a lot of possibilities to miss to take down our cell phone IMEI number. Even the *#02# trick will not strike on my mind. If you also missed noting down your mobile phone IMEI number beforehand, fortunately, you still have a possible way to find your International Mobile Equipment Identity number.
Yes, you can find your lost or stolen phone’s IMEI using the Google dashboard. Follow the below steps and get your smartphone IMEI number.
Find IMEI of your lost or stolen Android smartphone with Google Dashboard:
Google Dashboard is the online tool that lets you view and manage all your personal data collected by Google and its products. If your lost mobile had connected with any Google account, you could retrieve the stolen phone’s IMEI using Google Dashboard.
- Go to Google Dashboard and log into your account that have connected with your Android phone. If you already logged into your Google account, you will be prompted to enter the password. Type your password and hit enter.
Scroll down the page and select or tap on Android as like below. Google Dashboard will list all of your Android smartphone that is connected with that same account. Find your mobile phone and make a copy of that number in a secure place.
That’s it. Cool down yourself, call your mobile network operator and provide your phone details with the IMEI. If your mobile phone’s network provider is unable to locate your mobile phone, request them to block and blacklist the device. Once they processed your request, the thief cannot access your device even if they changed the SIM card. This will save you lot from misusing your device.
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