Now smartphones are not only phones. By smartphone, you can check your mail, your bank account and you have more very important for you information. What if you lose your phone? All of your data can get to wrong hands. What to do if you have been the victim of a theft or have lost your phone?
On the Web, you can find many solutions, for example, the location of the equipment by phone number, SIM card or GPS.
Is it possible? Let's check it!
Many websites and companies offer us the ability to locate the phone even if it is turned off. They charge for a service, and they promise to localize a phone just by phone number. However, 90% of them are fake websites that offer help in exchange for sending an SMS. This is an easy way to earn money for tricksters through expensive text messages. The phone number is stored on the SIM card, which can easily be transferred to another device. Therefore, we can not be sure that the card is still on the phone.
GPS or the Global Positioning System is a global navigation satellite system that allows you to determine the geographical coordinates of the phone with an accuracy of up to several meters. Unfortunately, the GPS receiver doesn't work when the device is turned off. Therefore, tracking a turned-off phone is a myth.
Aside from the phone number, each SIM card has an IMEI number (here you can check what is an IMEI number). Location is only possible if the telephone has coverage. Then information exchanges between the device and base station are recorded. You can check the last location of your phone when it had coverage.
There is some application which can show you the last location of your phone. For iPhone's is nice to have Find My iPhone app. More information about this app you can find at our website here.
When you lose your phone don't forget to inform your mobile operator or even police. We can recommend using our IMEI.info Blacklist as well. It can help you find your phone in the future, and it will be more difficult to sell this device.
Here you can find more information about how to add your phone to Blacklist.