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How To Use The IMEI Number To Locate Your Cell Phone



How Do I Track A Phone Using Its IMEI Number?

It’s easier than you think! Much easier. There is an inexpensive phone tracker app you can use that automatically connects to the phone that will get IMEI number of the cell phone simply by entering the phone number of the device into the app. After the remote connection is established, the app will collect data such as text messages, call data, photos, videos, Facebook messages, and a lot more. It will also use the IMEI number of the phone to track its GPS location as long as the app remains connected to the device.

The name of the app is Highster Mobile and it is developed and marketed by The Powerline Group Inc., a US-based company that specializes in data security for mobile devices.

What’s IMEI?

Every phone, unless it’s counterfeit, has an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI). It’s a 15-digit number that’s specific and unique to a mobile phone. Similar to spyware for cell phones, it can be used to find a phone remotely when it’s lost or has been stolen.

How Do I Find My IMEI Number?

The location of your IMEI number may differ depending on the mobile device you have. Below are detailed instructions for finding your IMEI on an iPhone and Android device.  

Find Your iPhone IMEI:

→ Step 1: Go to Settings.

→ Step 2: Click on General.

→ Step 3: Click on About.

→ Step 4: Scroll down to IMEI and write down your number.


Find Your Android IMEI (Method 1):

→ Step 1: Check the back of your cell phone for the IMEI
tracking number. If it’s not there, you need to follow the steps below.

→ Step 2: Go to Settings.

→ Step 3: Scroll to About Phone.

→ Step 4: Write down the IMEI number that appears.

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About Phone section with the IMEI on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.


Find Your Android IMEI (Method 2):

→ Step 1: Turn your cell phone off. 

→ Step 2: Remove the battery cover and battery. 

→ Step 3: Look for the IMEI inside your phone and copy it down. 


How To Locate Your Cell Phone Using IMEI

  • Contact The Police

It would be wise to contact the police if your smartphone has been stolen. Provide them with your phone IMEI number, and then they should be able to track it down for you.

  • Ask Your Cell Phone Provider

If you’ve lost your cell phone, you can ask your provider to find it for you. Just give them your smartphone’s IMEI to search for.   

  • Use An IMEI Tracking App

There are plenty of mobile phone IMEI tracking applications you can use to locate your device. With most of these apps, you just enter your IMEI number and it can find your device. One of the best ones for Android and iPhone is IMEI Tracker.


Besides using an IMEI tracker app, you can start tracking the location of your misplaced or stolen phone by using the Find My Device or Find My iPhone apps. These apps are highly effective in tracking a lost phone. However, it must be activated prior to the phone being misplaced, and the phone must be on with the location and Wi-Fi on to work. 

That’s everything there is to know about IMEI tracking and how it can be used to locate your Android or iOS phone. Knowing your IMEI number can definitely help when your smartphone is lost or stolen.

Make sure to read our other blogs about GPS tracking on Safeguarde!

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