Lost Mobile Phone, What to Do?

7:40 AM 3/4/2024

Lost mobile phone, what to do? First of all, if you have its IMEI number you can trace it with the IMEI Number. So when you are buying a new Mobile phone the first thing to do is to locate its IMEI number. This is a unique number and it should be kept in a safe place. Also it is illegal to purchase a mobile phone without its IMEI number. America's Free GPS tracker will help you to locate your mobile phone which is laying in an isolated area. So always install your carrier's Apps in your device to get help from them. In the meantime connect your Smartphone to Google Account to get your contact details, if you had lost your Smartphone.

Mobile Phone IMEI number is Important.

A unique IMEI number is given to your mobilephone once it is produced.
This is the one and only number in the world. There will be no other mobile phone won't be available all over the world.
All the Government's want to track the mobile ophone and its owner, if it was used for any illegal activites.
IMEI will help to Identify and locate the lost phone even if it is in the other part of the world.
If it can't be traced it can be locked through the IMEI and it can't be operated from any carrier all over the world.

Lost Mobile Phone and how to find it or to lock it permanently?
If it is Samsung or other expensive device you can use the factory setup to track the location of the Smartphone. If somebody tries to open the device, it then you can get a photo of that person. Also if you can't recover that Smartphone you can make it unusable by permanently locking it with your manufacturer's support. Losing your hand phone may give not only financial lose but also can give you mental stress too.
Because you may lose your online bank account details, important documents, important photos, SMS threads and money more.
So always get a backup for your content in cloud storage or in your PC. Keep record of your phone's IMEI number.
Most of the latest MSmartphones allow you to erase all the content remotely, if you had lost your Smartphone.

Find your Mobile Phones' IMEI Number?

IMEI Number will be available on the new mobile phone's packing box, sellers receipt and under the battery. Can see it on the display when press *#06#.
(When you are buying a new phone find the IMEI number and write it down in a paper and keep it in a safe place.)
If your device is Samsung then when you paurchase a device,
Download the "Samsung Members App" and Install it and register through it.
This will support you in the future.
To register with Samsung use this link.

Mobile phone Lost or Stolen?

By using its unique IMEI number, you can recover it or can make the device to be unusable.
In Sri Lanka if you had lost your Smartphone

  • Get your Mobile Phone IMEI and phone number. (If you don't have it, go to your carriers office and get it from them.)
  • Go to the police website and become as a member. Here
  • Additionally go to your carrier (Eg: Dialog, Airtel, Mobitel or Hutch.) and lodge a complaint with them, with the phone number
  • Full Name.
  • Address.
  • NIC Number.
  • Contact phone number.
  • Mobile Phones' IMEI number.
  • Brand and Model
  • Last used SIM card Phone Number.

What will happen after this?

Police will look in to the complaint that came through their website.
Will report to TRC, Carrier and will get assistance to locate the device and to recover it even if they using it with another SIM card from another mobile phone service provider.
Or will make it as a disabled phone and it can't be used in any part of the world once it is banned using the IMEI number.

Apps to find your lost phone.

  • Where's My Droid.
  • Anti Droid Theft.
  • Android Device Manager.
  • Seek Droid.
  • CM Security.
  • Lost Android.
  • Cerberus App.
  • Prey Anti-theft.
  • 360 Security.
  • Lookout Security and Anti-virus.

Samsung Find My Phone Support to locate the lost Samsung Device.
Open Samsung Find My Mobile through a phone or computer.
Log in the APP using your Samsung account password and username.
On the right side of the screen you will see all the options.
Google Find My Phone.
Don't take risk to recover your device with the help of your lost phone app.
Always get assistance from the local police to recover your lost mobile phone.

IMEI Number

A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.