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How to Track Lost or Stolen Phone Number

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In the following blog post, we will show you how to track someone by their phone number. There are many reasons why this could come in handy whether it be for business or personal use. If you would like to know more about this topic read below!

We are going to explore the different ways you can do so, and provide some tips on what to do when you find them!

There are many reasons someone might want to track another person down. They could be a stalker, or have suspicions that their spouse is cheating on them, though these are not so popular reasons while most Nigerians want to track their mobile phone.

Methods to track Phone Number

The reason to track a mobile phone in Nigeria, usually ensue in case of phone theft or missing device, but Whatever the reason may be for wanting to know where they are, there is no need for worry because technology has made it easier than ever before!

1) Report to the Police

When someone cannot find their phone, they should go to the police station and file a report. The officer will then be able to access data on tracking devices installed in the area or through cellular towers.

The first step is to make sure you have all of your information handy for authorities so that when they do track down your stolen device there can be a quick reunion.

Make Sure You Have All Of Your Information Handy For Authorities So That When They Do Track Down Your Stolen Device There Can Be A Quick Reunion.

2) Engage your network provider

Your phone service provider is your first and best line of defense when it comes to tracking down a lost or stolen device. All you need to do is have the unique IMEI number handy for them.

The Phone Service Provider Is Your First And Best Line Of Defense When It Comes To Tracking Down A Lost Or Stolen Device

In Nigeria, this is not so easy a thing to do, even when it is the most reliable way to go about finding your lost or stolen device.

To get the attention of your telecom provider, you need to provide police reports and other proof that you actually own the said device.

You may need to also have a little bit of connection here and there to have your matter really attended to.

3) Engage your Phone Manufacturer

The first and most important step is to contact the phone service provider. The telecom company will be able to lock down access on both ends of a call.

You may also need to provide additional documentation that you own the device, such as police reports or other proof.

It’s also worth asking for help from your phone manufacturer, as most have tracking services that can help you find a lost or stolen device.

4) Just retrieve your SIM instead

If you can just let go of the device, and proceed to your telecom provider that can also be a good thing to do. Even though we are in the 21st century, there’s no guarantee that you can find a stolen or lost mobile phone.

You can just be more careful in the future with your new device and just have a new SIM card with your old number.

5) Google Location History

You can also use Google Location History to track down a lost or stolen phone.

If you are using your device on Android, just go and access the “Google Account” app from your mobile phone and log in with your password. From there you will be able to see all of the devices that have been registered under this account.

If your device is registered under this account, you can disable the location history from it. You will not be able to find a lost or stolen phone if its location has been disabled.

6) iPhone Bluetooth location feature

The iPhone Bluetooth location feature is also a great tool to use. You can turn on this option by going into the settings and then clicking “Bluetooth”. From there you will see an option that says, “Show My Location On” which you can just toggle off for devices with battery life lower than 20%.

7) Android Find My Device

For Android, you have the option to use Find My Device. You will be able to log in with your Google account and find a device that has been registered under this account.

This feature is only guaranteed to work if your mobile phone is yet to be wiped or formatted.

More…

what is the IMEI number?

The IMEI number is short for “International Mobile Station Equipment Identity.” It identifies your cellular phone.

The International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a 15-digit code that uniquely identifies the mobile station equipment.

The IMEI number can be found in the Product Code found at the end of most retail boxes and on certain mobile device packaging.

This goes for phones like iPhones or Samsung.

How to find a lost phone with an IMEI number?

Find the phone IMEI number (the IMEI of an iPhone is easily found in settings, while Android phones on Samsung can be read by dialing *#06#.

These numbers do not work in most cases in Nigeria.

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