There are couple of different ways in which you can track IMEI number online. You can download apps that provide this service but you need a data & GPS enabled smartphone to do this. Also, many of these apps are either paid or they work on freemium model. The best & fastest way to locate phone by IMEI is using an online tracker like ours.
Our tool is efficiently built to trace down the current location of your device. We make use of both IMEI number & mobile number to pinpoint the location. It's a Free tool built to serve the community. The tracker is designed to work with worldwide numbers but please ensure you enter the details properly otherwise the returned data won't be accurate.
The mobile number should be entered with country code prefix. Our IMEI lookup engine will locate any lost phone within seconds.
Other notable options include Android Device Manager for android phones and iCloud for iPhones where you can track your phone by IMEI or mobile number.
Although people tend to rust to authorities to lodge a complaint as soon as they lose their phone, that should not be your first step. Many people go to their telecom service provider. The service provider can help you locate the phone using IMEI but only after you show them police report about your lost phone.
Often the service providers will just deactivate the SIM card but beyond that it’s hard to expect any help from them.
Here's the plan of action to find your lost phone quickly:
- Find phone by IMEI number using online tools or apps. Note down the location of device
- Contact CEIR to blacklist the IMEI and alert your service provider to block the SIM
- Lodge a complaint with police specifying the current location
The step 1 mentioned above is critical because in some cases, an expert hacker can even change the IMEI number and if that happens then there is zero chance to get back your phone.
In case you have confidential data on your phone and need to protect it then you can go to Android Device Manager or iCloud and enable the 'Lock/Lost' mode. This will disable the login access to your device and the person who took your phone won't be able to access your contacts or other personal data.
The important thing to note here is that you should have location service activated on your phone. If it was turned off before being stolen then unfortunately there’s very little hope.
What if the phone is switched off?
This is probably the first question that comes to your mind. If you had turned on location service on your phone while you had it, you have a chance. Even if someone switches off your phone, IMEI tracker will trace the location history and give your last known location of your phone before it was turned off. So, you can still track it down.