How To Track A Lost Smartphone

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Published
Oct 29, 2021

Hindustan Times

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These days, smartphones have become an essential part of our life and contain a lot of personal data and memories

As a result, losing a phone is devastating as you’re likely to lose all those things if your phone gets stolen or misplaced

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While losing your smartphone can be discouraging and worrying, there are ways to locate a lost smartphone

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Here are some ways in which you can track and find your lost phone

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Every smartphone comes with a (International Mobile Equipment Identity) IMEI number which is a unique 15-digit number that identifies each phone

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Using the IMEI number

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If you have lost your smartphone, the first thing to do is to notify the authorities. Users can then block a stolen or lost smartphone on the CIER website using the IMEI number

If you have an Android phone, the first thing you should do is go to android.com/find and sign in using your Google Account

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Use Google Find My Device

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You can then locate your phone and then send an alert to the phone with a message informing the finder. You can also ring your phone remotely, in case you lost the device at home

Just like the Android service, Apple offers a Find My service to look for devices that are misplaced

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Using Apple's Find My service

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You will need to sign into iCloud after visiting icloud.com/find and then click on the device you want to track

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