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Its very common that people forget their phone somewhere or someone stole it. In that situation we loose hope, but now you can find lost phone easily. Now you can track mobile phone using IMEI number and find its exact location. Let me describe How to locate mobile phone with IMEI number.
The number of lost phones is increasing every day rapidly and there is only one way to track it down that is IMEI number. IMEI stands for Internet Mobile Station Equipment Identity. It is a unique identification number which is assigned to every mobile during construction. This IMEI number is found printed inside the battery compartment of phone or inside the setting menu in about phone option including operating system specifications. If you still don’t find it then don’t worry there is one more way to deal with it.
This number can be known by dialing “*#06#” from your mobile phone. Once you dial it you get a number popup in your phone and that it your IMEI number. This number is also useful during police verification in tracking down your phone once you file the complaint of your lost phone.
You can also find your lost phone using Android Device manager and its very easy to track android phone with this.
How to track a stolen phone: [legally]
The following are the steps you need to follow:
1: First step includes filing of on FIR in any of your local police station. After filing the FIR, for the purpose of tracking the phone submit your IMEI number.
2: Submit a copy of your FIR as well as your IMEI number to your service provider. This is done to help out your service provider to track your phone.
3: Block your number so as to prevent it from misuse.
4: Once your number is traced by police you can easily get it back
Problem solved!! Now police will track your stolen phone and will help you in getting it back.
In India its very difficult to find lost phone using IMEI, as there are so many complaints for lost or stolen phone. And its not possible for police department to track all of them. So either you must have some jack or some setting in telecom company they can also help you in finding your phone. If they want they can give you your phone nearby location easily but they are restricted with laws. SO they don’t give it generally.