In past couple of years smartphone have become something very important in our daily routine life than a communication device. With the rise and demand of smartphones in market, theft, lost and missing cases of smartphones are also increasing day by day. This article will guide you about how you can retrieve IMEI number of stolen Android phone.
There are several ways to find your stolen smartphone. The easiest way of all is using IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) number.
As many of you may know that each mobile phone has its own unique IMEI number. This identification number is used by all GSM networks to identify the validity of devices and it can also be used to blacklist a stolen smartphone so that it would be banned from all GSM networks.
This mean that the person, whose smartphone is stolen, he or she can call his or her network provider and instruct them to blacklist their stolen smartphones so that it can be banned from using cellular services on that network, and sometimes it can be banned from all GSM networks in that country.
How to Retrieve IMEI Number of Stolen Android Phone
If it is your smartphone that was stolen then you can retrieve IMEI number of stolen Android phone using any of the following ways:
- There is an IMEI number on the backside of your mobile phone battery (if you still have a battery with you).
- By dialing *06# on dial pad (that is only possible if you did that before your phone was stolen).
- IMEI number will be present on your mobile phone purchase bill or receipt.
- IMEI number is clearly printed on the mobile phone box.
How to Retrieve IMEI Number of Stolen Android Phone Using Google Account
You can also retrieve IMEI of lost Android smartphone using your Google Account.
We all know that in order to use Android smartphone, it is necessary for you to sign in using your Gmail account. This way your mobile data automatically sync with your Google account which has a backup of your contacts, settings, app data and also your smartphone information.
You can follow the steps below to retrieve IMEI number from your Google account.
1- Visit www.google.com/dashboard
2- Sign in into your Gmail account
3- Scroll down and click on “Android” section.
4- In this section there will be every information of your Android smartphone like IMEI number, model number, manufacturer, network carrier information, and also the app backup information of your all Android smartphone that are used with this Gmail account (as shown in the screenshot below).
This is how you can retrieve IMEI number of your lost or stolen Android smartphone.
Please provide your feedback in the comments section below that whether you were able retrieve IMEI number of your stolen Android phone or not.