Every phone has got a unique IMEI number that can be used to track the phone when it gets lost or stolen. The IMEI code is usually printed on the phone’s packaging or inside the battery compartment and it can also be viewed on your phone by dialing *#06# in your phone’s dialer, which is a universal code for all cell phones.
However as it happens in many cases, people often forget to note down the IMEI numbers of their cell phones and unfortunately their phone’s get lost. In a situation like this you can use the Android device manager to find your Android phone, but this feature is not as good as IMEI tracking and heavily relies on the phone to be connected to an internet connection and the GPS should be enabled.
Now if you want to take help from legal authorities, you would have to provide your phone’s IMEI code along with its make and model. With the IMEI code, the legal authorities and your cellphone’s operator should be able to track your phone. In case if your phone cannot be traced, you can use the IMEI code to blacklist your phone and render it useless.
Fortunately if you have an android phone, Google will automatically save its IMEI code in your Google account settings. Here’s how you can view your android phone’s IMEI code in your Google account settings.
Find your Android phone’s IMEI number in Google Settings
- Step 1: Head over to your Google account settings dashboard from the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/dashboard
- Step 2: Enter your password for verification.
- Step 3: Click on Android to expand it and there you go, you can see your android phone’s make model and IMEI code.