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.


  1. My mobile Huawei Y5 2 is lost from some days please sir block it
    IMEI 1: 863475031044886
    IMEI 2 : 863475031113582
    Model : Huawei CUN-U29

  2. Sir my xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was Stolen On 16-05-18 at ECIL Bus Stop, Hyderabad, on 17-05-18 I have given Police Complaint, till now not get any information from them, I don’t know how to block phone by using IMEI number, please Block my IMEI Numbers, I have got fake calls also my phone some body Purchased form theft, if required come and collect form them, got the calls from these numbers: +91-7064774146 and 8338093458 and they have Provided one number for deposit money to be courier my mobile (Provided Paytm No.9692114359) so i will be avoid these things please block my IMEI Numbers, if you possible please catch the cheating team exact location they are maintained different state SIM Cards and in the day time Switchoff Phones.

    IMEI 1: 868943038505584
    IMEI 2: 868943038505592

    • I also faced similar situation as faced by Srinivasa Rao. I got a fake call and message from 7064774146 saying that he has got my lost mobile . He gave me following address
      Palash mandal,Room number 44 barajamda, gurdwara colony pin 833221
      jharkhand orissa border.
      When I enquired more about my mobile he disconnected the call.


  3. Hi please help me block my stolen phone LG K4
    IMEI 1:354844-08-173847-1
    IMEI 2:354844-08-173848-9

    Please help me.
    Thank you

  4. Hi sir please help me to lock stolen mobile LG K8.
    my sim cards was blocked and it seems the phone is being used by the thief. please help me my personal files and documents social media accounts it still log in in my lost phone . 🙁

    this is my IMEI NO#: 357915074308857
    Mobile No. 09362133818
    from Phillipines

  5. Hi sir. Please help me block my stolen phone. These are the info:

    IMEI1: 861101033012513
    IMEI2: 861101033012521


  6. Please help me block and track phone of my mom ,it was stolen 2 days ago please help me out my imei number is
    imei1 : 865492033172548
    imei 2:865492033200547

  7. Hi my Samsung J7+ was stolen please please help me block it 🙁
    IMEI No.: 358852082029481

    Thanks and regards.

  8. please blocked my phone model vivo y69 it was snatched
    IMEI 1: 865568036247716
    IMEI 2: 865568036247708
    serial no: Y714QKE06A00

  9. Please help me block and track my infinix note 4,it was stolen 3 days ago please help me out my imei number is
    Imei: 353335090908982…..
    Imei: 353335090908990…..
    Color: ice blue.

    • Sir my lost mobile at faizaabad stop 23april 2018 6:45am please blocked my mobile huawei mate 10 lite model no rne L21 imei 1:868859034566828

  10. Please block my mobile model Moto M
    [IMEI/Serial No: 358218072982842 ,358218073202844 ]
    Because I lost mobile in train

  11. I lost my mobile phone from a week ago will any of you address me how a find it are block it easily with out reporting in police as soon as you can.Please.

  12. Please block my phone OPPOA37f with IMEI1 865462035539978 AND IMEI2 865462035539960…Thank you..It was stolen last february 26,2018.

  13. please block my stolen iPhone 6s plus(A1687)
    serial number-C39RV03SGRXG
    imei number-353325071023778
    just bought it and it was snatched 🙁

  14. Please find or block my stolen phone MOTOROLA X PLAY
    IMEI: 358967060450812
    MSN: Q823BQ4FW6
    MODEL: SM4249AE7B1
    It was stolen 20.01.2018 in Zakopane, Poland while I was on ski holiday.
    I’m living in Ireland, sim card was in Vodafone.
    I blocked my old sim card already with vodafone, I have a new sim card with the same number but I would like to find the phone or if its not possible wish it was blocked and nobody could use it.

  15. Please block my phone, it was stolen yesterday
    MODEL: IT1516 PLUS
    EAN: 489518071726
    IMEI: 351674086367106, 351674086367114
    S/NO: G3N6

  16. Pls my tecno camon cx was stolen withing 5 days of purchase if it is true that you can block it kindly pls the IMEI 352832091809160 IMEI 352832091809178 thanks

  17. hi pls block my OPPO F5 ..
    THE IMEI NO. 867453034478357…

  18. My smart phone(Tecno boom J8) was stolen from me in Airport(Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport, Abuja) Today. Please help me block the smart Phone.

  19. My itelp12 phone was stolen yesterday around okokomaiko road, Lagos.please help to block It.
    The ime1:3572150858915

  20. My Samsung J7 has been lost.Please lock the same.
    IMEI 1 : 359945070600047
    IMEI 2 : 359946070600045
    Police GD copy available.

  21. I lost my mobile redmi 3s prime please block my phone
    IMEI no. 863122034337020
    IMEI no.2 :- 863122034337038
    Police NCR report avilable

  22. hi,im ernie estope(jojo)
    my phone was stolem lately an hout ago
    i hope you can help me block my lost phone
    thank you

  23. Hi, i lost my smart phone Huawei Honor 6X a few days back. I had not activated the mobile tracker in the phone. the sim cards was 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.
    if you can block from your side. Please help to block it.
    IMEI1: 862510031559797
    IMEI2: 862510031587806
    With Thanks & Regards

  24. My mobile was lost yesterday night. Pleased kindly to to block my mobile unit Vivo1606.My IMEI is
    1. #866261036718659

  25. Please block my mobile model Moto E4 Plus (Iron Gray, 32GB)
    1. [IMEI/Serial No: 356513083501553 ,356513083501561 ]
    Because I lost mobile in bus

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