Knowing IMEI number helps a lot when you lost your Android or iOS device. However, most of the people unprepared for this moment so they won’t store their IMEI number. So this article helps them to find the IMEI number of their devices even if their mobile is not handy.
What is the IMEI number?
Every mobile phone comes up with a globally unique identifier number called IMEI number. IMEI is a unique 15 digit number. The full form of IMEI is International Mobile Station Equipment Identity Number.
If your phone ever gets stolen, you need to provide information like IMEI number in addition to the mobile brand, color, phone numbers, etc to the police report. IMEI number identifies a device within that mobile network. So that they can track it easily when the stolen person uses that mobile phone.
How to find IMEI number?
It’s a relatively easy task if you have your mobile phone in hand. You can just open the Dialer and type USSD code *#06# and dial. IMEI code will be displayed on your screen.
Another way to find IMEI number is Go to Settings >> About Phone >> Status >> IMEI information
We should write down this IMEI number at a safe place. Because the IMEI number will be extremely useful while tracking your lost phone. As soon as you lost your phone, file a complaint at police station providing phone details and IMEI number and then call your telecom operator to blacklist that SIM cards.
We can easily get an IMEI number if the phone is handy. But what if the mobile is already lost? Here we go.
How to Find IMEI Number of Lost Phone On Android & iOS
IMEI Number for Android :
The first way is – Every mobile phone comes with a package and documentation sort of stuff about the phone. You can find your IMEI number on that package. But it won’t be written like IMEI number on that. If you find any 15 digit number on the package, you can assume it as IMEI number. However, most of the people won’t keep all those packaging and documentation things. They’ll throw out them. So for those people, this way won’t help much.
Way 2 is – The first thing that we generally do when we get a new mobile phone is signing in to Google accounts on that phone. So if you have connected your mobile phone to Google accounts then you can easily find IMEI number.
- Open Google Settings Dashboard – link
- Sign in Google account that is associated with your mobile phone
- Then you can see all the accounts like blogger accounts, Youtube accounts, Location history, Android devices, etc that are associated with that Gmail account
- Go to the Android devices option. Click on that to expand
- At the bottom of the Android option, you will get Find Your Devices option. Click on that.
- Now choose the device that you need to track or get IMEI number. Click on the question mark like symbol beside the device name. Then you’ll find all the information about your phone.
By following these steps you can easily get to know the IMEI number of your Android device. You can even track your phone and play sound continuously for 5 minutes even if the phone is put on silent mode. This helps you to get your phone if it is just stolen and you think it will be nearby place.
IMEI Number for iOS :
For iOS devices you can get it using iTunes, if you’ve synced the device with iTunes then you can get IMEI number in the settings.
- Go to iTunes –> Preferences OR Edit –> Preferences
- Click on devices option now
- Go to Summary tab
- Click on your number twice to get the IMEI number.
By following these simple steps you can easily find an IMEI number of your lost iOS device.
So with this, I’m concluding this blog post on How to get IMEI number of your lost phone – Android and iOS in a step by step guide. Do comment if we have any other ways to find out IMEI number of lost mobile phone. Share this information with your friends. Cheers!!