How to Block Stolen Mobile Phone Using IMEI Number

Block Stolen Mobile Phone Using IMEI Number

Once in life, everyone need to face a situation like, you may have lost your mobile phone or it is stolen. That smartphone may contain sensitive data, user password, logon information and personal data. The situation should manage fast with care. You can use some Apps to track lost or stolen mobile or block it with IMEI number. Here is the full details about “How To Track and Block Lost or Stolen Mobile Phone Using its IMEI Number”.


Method: 1

Using Apps to track lost or stolen mobile

Now a days, there are some apps;  that help you track lost or stolen mobile phones (Eg: anti theft alarm for Windows phone). You can download and use special apps for iPhone and Android phone. A recent launched Google app; Android Device Manager which is best to locate and manage lost Android devices. Check below for more information. Here is the list of Top 5 best Apps to track lost or stolen mobile. 

1. Android Device Manager

This is best when you misplaced or lost your phone. This can locates lost devices and helps you keep your device and the data inside it. This Reset your device’s screen lock PIN and erase all data on the phone. The phone  Locate Android devices associated with your Google account. 

2. Anti Theft Alarm

This app features Motion alarm and charger alarm. Offer Pin or unlock pattern and Different alarm tones and you can set your own. Once lost, you can do Quick activation through notification. It gets an Easy and clean user interface. 

3. Avast Anti-Theft

This is one of the Best free cell phone tracker helps you find and track your lost or stolen phone. The app can Locate and Track your lost phone. This app Control your cell phone remotely. This can also Remotely lock or wipe the phone memory,take photos or listen to audio of the phone’s surroundings. This sends set up a SIM-card-change notification to another device.

4. Cerberus anti theft

This offers  three ways to protect your device. These are; Remote control through the website, Remote control via SMS (text messages) from another phone and Automatic alerts. 

5. Wheres My Droid

This is another best available android apps which helps to Find phone by making it ring/vibrate,  using GPS location, text your attention word etc. There is Passcode protection to to prevent unauthorized app changes. Notification of changed SIM card will be send and Stealth Mode hides incoming text to the phone. The app take pictures with the devices camera, Remotely lock device, SD card etc.


Method: 2 

Using IMEI Number

What is IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identification) Number ?

All mobile phone has unique identification number called IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identification). You can check it yourself by typing *#06# from your phone. This unique number will help you to find your lost or stolen mobile. Same number you can find from mobile phone box. Please check the below image.



How IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identification) works?

Once you switch on your mobile, the SIM card will try for network and register your IMEI number to network service providers server. It will be permanently stored in server database. If you lost or stolen your phone, you can ask your service providers to block your IMEI number in that network so that you can avoid misuse of your mobile.

How to Use IMEI number to Block Mobile Network ?

To block IMEI number in mobile network, First you need to register a police case about this. The network providers need FIR copy of the same. After getting FIR copy information, the network providers will block the IMEI number from network. The network providers are using shared service to block IMEI number. If you blocked IMEI number in one network, it will be blocked all other mobile networks. 

Eg: If you blocked IMEI number in vodafone, automatically it will be blocked in Airtel,reliance,Idea and all other mobile networks. Please note that; only do this after checking with police officers because police is using same IMEI number to find  thief. Once it blocked they can’t track the stolen mobile IMEI. This blocking is basically for avoid spreading of secret content or personal data. Otherwise, if not blocked; IMEI number helps to tracks the handset and the police should be able to retrieve it.

978 thoughts on “How to Block Stolen Mobile Phone Using IMEI Number”

  1. I have nokia n series but it was stolen by someone else I just want to block it with the need of urgent help using my imei number 352057028027260 pls help me..thanks,,

  2. My mobile has stolen in my home. I don’t know who has stolen my phone. My mobile IMEI no is 35xxx10284xxxxx. So I want to block my mobile IMEI no. Sir please help me and block my IMEI no.

      My Hauwei Y3C phone with IMEI NO- 869198027308347 was stolen yesterday.
      please, help me block it as I have vital information in it.

  3. Hi
    I lost my Samsung S2 yesterday morning, i have followed the step mentioned in the article. I have filed FIR yesterday
    When I contact my service provider, artel they are informing that with help of IMEI no, they cannot block my phone. They have blocked my SIM
    I need to block my lost phone, it don’t want anyone to miss use the data in my phone. Kindly help. Not sure why service provider are not helping.

  4. Hi, i lost my smart phone a few days back. I had not activated the mobile tracker in the phone. Police complaint was given. Both the sim cards were blocked and it seems the phone is being used by the thief. Can anyone pl tell me how to block a dual sim phone using imei blocking method online from a pc.

  5. I lost my smartphone which I know the imei number. I try your step to report to the police, the telecommunication company and the manufacturer, Samsung in Hong Kong. All these organizations told that they can do nothing to it and will not report the lost imei number to be stolen. There has nothing to do to the stolen phone.
    Your suggestion is good to the people who loses the phone. But seems not every country will have such service. Is it right? If it is right, do I have any other way to block the phone with imei number?

  6. if operator block only sim then what we have to do? i tell to operator the block my sim only. and how block mobile. i did complaint also. what i do?? now tell me any one please.

  7. Dear sir,
    My mobile is stolen and i want to block my Samsung galaxy y mobile. My mobile IMEI no is 352xxxxxxxxxxxxx. Pls help me to block the Phone.

    • jan- 02, 2017 at 7:40 am
      the question is how to block a phone by using IMEI Numbers….is there any application that we can put those codes and the phone will be totally usefulness. because who is stolen my sumsung A5 mobail i don’t know i want close the mobail work my imei no is-356316064213499
      we need a proper solution please

  8. dear sir, i have lost my Samsung Galaxy S3, Imei: 353164053297849. Can you please assist me to block it… Dr Lee

    • You need to go to the nearest police station with this imei code. They only can help you. Police will trace your phone by using this code and inform you.

  9. I have Sumsung Galaxy Grand series but it was stolen by someone else I just want to block it with the need of urgent help using my imei number 880608xxxxxxx pls help me..thanks,,

    • sir, i have lost my nokia C2-06 in last 2 month during the travelling in journey in bus. my imei number is 352866xxxxxxx. pls block my imei number !!!

  10. I have Sumsung Galaxy series but it was stolen by someone else I just want to block it my mob pls sir aap usko block kar dai help me my imei nob is357262xxxxx


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