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Saturday, September 12, 2015

How to find the IMEI number for a lost or stolen Android Phones?

All the mobile phones have an International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, which is unique for each single device.
If you own an Android smartphone and have lost it, you can choose to block it with the help of an IMEI number. By simply contacting your service provider, you can get your stolen phone blocked and hence, protecting your privacy. IMEI is valid for GSM, UMTS and LTE mobile networks. IMEI number can checked from the following four places:
Purchase bill: it has IMEI printed on it.
The box of your mobile phone: IMEI would be printed on it too.
Under your mobile phone’s battery: an sticker would be printed with your phone’s IMEI.


How to find IMEI code: Dail (*#06#) will show the IMEI on any mobile phone.
No other mobile phone in the world would share the IMEI number with anyone else.
The IMEI number helps detect the current location and also the region of the smartphone.
Once you realize your device is gone, you'll probably think about what sort of personal information is accessible via the device, what photos you had saved on it, and the cost of replacing it. If you've already attempted to recover the device with the Android Device Manager (or your friend's Android), then it's time to contact the police and your wireless provider to report the situation.






Start by logging into your Google Dashboard by heading to http://www.google.com/settings.



Your carrier may require a  report to prove that the device is actually missing or lost. In addition to the make, model and visual appearance, the police and your carrier may request the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) to help identify the device. This is number is unique to your hardware, and may allow the carrier to discontinue service to it, or blacklist it from their network if it was stolen. Google Dashboard displaying Android devices:
After you're signed in, click the arrow next to Android. You will see all devices that have been attached to your Google account. Find your current phone and copy the IMEI number.

Hopefully the combined effort of the police and your wireless carrier will help you retrieve your
device.

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