What if your Android phone is misplaced? Itâ€™s a heartbreaking to lose our phones that too, if itâ€™s of high range. And moreover, most of our time is spent with our phones and losing it might be really a misery for most of us. Only if you have IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) number, then it is easy to find your Android device. This IMEI is a unique number, to distinguish 3GPP (UMTS, LTS and GSM) and some satellite phones as well. This number is used only for the device identification purpose only and has nothing to do with the subscriber. But in certain conditions you may not posses this number. This is a must thing that you must have so that you can block your phone as soon as your device is slipped. It is essential because your phone contains many valuable information, documents, your personal details and much important touches. If you fail to block your phone then they might make wrong use of your information, contacts and much more. Now â€“a-days there are many such cases going on all around, so it is vital that you have the IMEI number of your device. Incase if you donâ€™t have this number, than try to find out the IMEI number of your device by following a different approach as given below.
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Tick the box in which your phone came with. You may notice a white colored sticker on which the IMEI number of your phone is printed. But unfortunately you may not have that box or the number on the sticker might not be visible clearly. In such case you can even look for the bills and papers that came with your phone to find the IMEI number of your device. Incase if all this doesnâ€™t work, then you need to use Plan B.
Plan B is an android app presented by Lookout. Itâ€™s the last option left for the userâ€™s who donâ€™t have any security app on their phone. This is a tracking app that can be easily installed from your computer having an internet connection even after your android phone is stolen.
Follow the steps given below for using Plan B app.
- Remotely install Plan B app on your stolen phone from the Android market site.
- Once it is installed, it will begin tracking your device automatically and give you the location of your stolen device and other technical details to your Gmail ID which is registered on Android.
- And if you want to re-locate it after some time, then just text the term â€œlocateâ€ to the stolen phone from some other phone.
You will receive a message and email on your Gmail account regarding the information of your stolen phone whenever there is a update of your stolen phone.