How to Check If a Phone Is Stolen (Step by Step With Pictures)

I know the frustration, tension when your favorite phone is stolen that has everything you love – the images you took when you were at a party, the video you made on your recent birthday. How can you bring such moments back? It’s impossible provided you’ve made the backup of your phone.

Perhaps you’ve bought a phone from a third party website like eBay or from your friend and you want to know either the phone is stolen or not because in the future it might create a huge problem due to the illegal activities.

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CHECK IMEI FIRST – 3 WAYS TO FIND

It seems an interesting topic, if you know, every mobile has a particular IMEI number that is assigned when a mobile is made. IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity.

These are the ways where you can check the IMEI of your phone:

  1. Android Setting: Go to Setting>General>About Phone>Status>IMEI

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2. Behind Battery: You can check behind your battery as shown in the picture

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3. Dial Number: You can check IMEI number if you dial *#06#

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VISIT THIS SITE TO CHECK IF YOUR PHONE STOLEN OR NOT?

Every country has a website where people report their stolen phones then they write their IMEI number then the police take an action against it. Go to your country Google, then type “IMEI phone is stolen your country or city name” you will find you will site there.

IMEI Data is a great website once you write the IMEI number of your phone, it tells either it’s stolen or not.

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About the Author: Aamir Mursleen

Aamir Mursleen is the founder of Jortic; a technology lover, writer, poet and linguistic student. Reading about technology makes him a lot happier and has a tendency to overuse commas.