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. Dear sir
    Someone stolen my samsung GT-c3303i mobile.
    This is IMEI Number 359889049256558
    Sir I request to you please can Block this mobile.
    Thank you sir.

  2. I lost my mobile sony c6503 some one theft my phone please block my phone
    This is my ime number: 3553385050645825 please its my kindly request

    • If you lost your phone, you can ask your service providers to block your IMEI number in that network so that misuse of your mobile and data can be prevented. Before this give a complaint to the nearest police station and get a copy of FIR.


  4. Hi ,
    i also losed my mobile .somebody is stolen my phone moto g3 .How to block it please explain me .
    this my IMEI NUMBERS IMEI1:355490068852874

  5. Dear sir,
    my phone has been lost w.e.f 25.11.2015 micromax xpress2 E313
    and IMEI number is 911441752668982
    so i request to you block this IMEI number.

  6. Dear friends,
    I don’t think some one will block your mobile by posting your request in this forum.
    you need to register a FIR in nearest police station ,then go to your service provider & tell them to block your mobile with the IMEI number you have.
    Till you do all these activities your personal data may be misused by some one, so I suggest you to install quick heal application in u r mobile, it will cost only Rs.315,it will ask for a password during installation, once you notice that u r mobile is being stolen, immediately you can send a message to your stolen mobile number: (BLOCK) (space) (your password) from any mobile near by t u ,immediately u r mobile will be blocked, even if u r mobile is switched off by the culprit once he switch on the mobile it will block u r mobile, he has no option other than going for a formatting u r device which will erase all u r data. In the mean time u can register a police station & follow the procedure to block the phone through IMEI & trace it if u want to , at least you can be assured that u r personal data is not misused. Pl go through web site of quick heal app to have more details on this app. I think this info may be use full.

  7. LENONO S850
    imei 1 #866021025176784 imei 2 #866021025176792 Serial No : HB0EVCSA Bought in Iraq – Stolen in South India … Please Block and erase Personal data’s Kindly Requested

  8. Please help me to block may Samsung E7 phone with Imei No. 357451061270876. It was stolen last December 13, 2015. Thanks.

  9. sir,
    i lost my samsung galaxy grand 2 mobile. please block my mobile and earse the personal data in it.
    imei no 352116060290291.


Leave a Comment