How to Find IMEI Number of Your Mobile Phone

By Posted 2005 Updated   GadgetsSecurityTutorials

IMEI number or International Mobile Equipment Identity number is a unique number associated with every GSM and UMTS mobile phone and can help you find your stolen cell phone easily. Save your IMEI number today.

Find IMEI number

imei numberTo find your mobile phone IMEI number, simply dial the sequence *#06# into the phone. The unique 15 digit IMEI code of your cell phone will be instantly displayed. Copy it and keep it in a safe place so that you can find it when you phone is misplaced or stolen. You can also find the IMEI number by checking the compliance plate under the battery.

Why is IMEI number useful?
If your mobile phone gets misplaced, lost, or stolen – you can inform the the network provider who can then put the serial number (the IMEI number for the phone) on a shared database. This list stops this particular phone from registering on any network and will be useless for anyone even if the mobile phone’s SIM card is changed!

This IMEI number is also useful to unlock mobile phones and get them working once they are found. So find and write down your IMEI number right now, with growing incidence of stolen or lost mobile phones, you never know when it might be useful!

And to get all the information right – try the IMEI Number Analysis – If you know the IMEI code of a mobile phone, you can now check all known information regarding manufacturer, model type, date and country of approval. Amazing!

NOTE: This article is for information purposes only. Please do not post personal details about your lost phone and IMEI numbers in comments as they will be deleted. You need to contact your mobile service provider for more details.


98 comments on “How to Find IMEI Number of Your Mobile Phone

  1. Shahid says:

    Dude IMEI number can only be used to block the phone so that the thief cannot use the phone anymore.Its not easy to track the cell phone and even if you are able to track down the phone its very unlikely the cops are going to help you get it back.Anyway in india the service providers dont have that option either so its of no use if you have the IMEI number….

  2. manjarigaur says:

    hi,i have lost my GSM samsung mobile & i dont know its IMEI no.what shold i do to get IMEI no.Is there any other way to find lost mobile.

  3. nikhil desai says:

    i have lost my nokia cell 6600 in banglore i have the IMEI number with me can i track my cell in any ways and get it back? i am from mumbai(THANE).please inform soon.

  4. Tarun says:

    I lost my Nokia N-72 on 29th
    this happened in my hostel(within the college campus premisis)
    this has been happening in my college for quite a long time
    I need a sure shot solution for it as that will help me figure out the culprits
    Please Help me with some sur shot solution
    I’m ready to do anythin to stop this in my college

  5. k.praveen says:

    hi,i have lost my nokia 6630 mobile & i dont know its IMEI no.what shold i do to get IMEI no.Is there any other way to find lost mobile.

  6. k.praveen says:

    hi,i have lost my GSM samsung mobile & i dont know its IMEI no.what shold i do to get IMEI no.Is there any other way to find lost mobile.

  7. Muhammad Usman says:

    I lost my motorola L& mobile and want to block my mobile with the help of IMEI number. I have this number but dont know the procedures for blocking. Plz any one can help me.

  8. Olawuyi Bashir says:

    Please, how do we use IMEI to flash or unlock phones as a GSM Engineer?

  9. saurabh m soni says:

    i want to lose my mobile i have imei no and bill so can u tip me how can i block my mobile or can u support me for catch those pepole waht is the way please tell me how i know where is my mobile.

  10. Manuj Khurana says:

    I have lost my motorola handset, how to block such that the handset cannot be used by anyone

  11. krish says:

    Hi everyone there. Very soon there is going to be this service launch in India too. As the software used for this is huge you might need to pay a fee per annum for availing this facility. All major service providers are working on this.

  12. vichu says:

    hi some one stole my n73m in chennai i have got its imei number what should i do??

  13. Gaurav Taneja says:

    I have lost my Sony Erricson Mobile P990i, I do have the IMEI No. Please help me to locate it.

  14. vijay says:

    i have lost my mobile motorolo rokr E6…..
    how to find that or how to block that mobile
    pls revert me as soon as to my mail address
    and also send me that what all you need ……..
    pls……….

    Thanks and Regards ,
    vijay.s

  15. Abhi says:

    hi,i have lost my GSM nokia 2626 mobile & i dont know its IMEI no.what shold i do to get IMEI no.Is there any other way to find or block lost mobile.

  16. karan saxena says:

    i have lost my nokia n-70 one guy from delhi snatch it from me and ran away. wat shud i do tell me.

  17. Okuwa Joel says:

    I have lost two mobile phones in two months. I want to block the phones. what should i do?

  18. pink says:

    i’d lost my cellphone,but idont my imei#of my phone.is there anyway to locate my phone?or know my imei# of my nokia3100 phone?plz email me..i’m very bother,for that’s very useful in contacting my family for i live far away from them.thank you so much.

  19. pink says:

    pls..pls ..email me as soon as you receive my message

  20. vomel says:

    Can anyone just post here if it is possible to track the lost phone by using only the IMEI? If there is, then post it.

  21. MMMH says:

    Plz dude keep it mind tight that i lost my N90 but i found it by my IME no. So you will or will not find it when it lost but remember its may be a good option for you to find your mobile set.Its make you no loss so just save it and keep it.

  22. Mehar says:

    sir i have lost my nokia 6260 on 26 aug. can i block my mobile. i have it’s imei no.if any solution plz help me sir.

  23. sunaina says:

    i hav lost my new sony ericsson mobile. i hav the IMEI no. but whats the procedure to track the mobile. the police said they cant do it.is there any other way to get it back, or anyother person i am suppose to contact

  24. Devinelove says:

    Somebody stoll a phone that i was selling right inside my showcase and get away with it,
    i want to trap him down by all means.

  25. rashmi urade says:

    i have lost my sonyericsson t610 in nagpur i have the IMEI number with me can i track my cell in any ways and get it back? i am from nagpur.please inform soon.

  26. rahul says:

    my IMIE code has changed on my samsung E250, it has changed to all 0’s, and its not picking up any networks, what can i do to change it and how can i make it read any networks.
    need help????

  27. beth says:

    i have currently brought a second hand n95 nokia and it has been blocked i know the IMEI number but i have no idea how to unblock it can anyone help ????? xxxxx

  28. venkat says:

    i have lost my samsung e250 i have the number of mobile( that have been changed in my mobile) ,,,,,, how can i trace the mobile ……. i have the IMEI number too with me….. how to lock help me my friends…………………….plz

  29. ajmal raza says:

    hi,i have been lost my NOKIA N72 cell phone in pakistan (city jhelum). i also have IMEI no of mobile phone.my network service provider in pakistan is MOBILINK(an orscam telecom corporation company).please help me to find my mobile…..?

  30. arul says:

    i had lost my nokia 3110 classic the service provider said me that the blocking of mobile is nomore but i know my IMEI no.

  31. thinlay says:

    i have lost my samsung SGH 160 mobile. i had activated the mobile tracker in it anthe the next day i lost my mobile i came to knw the new number which is being used . i have got that number also.now wat should i do to find it i have registered fir in police also . can i do some thing of my own to find it?

  32. anoob says:

    i have lost sony ericsson p 900. can u trace my mobile

  33. Mahesh Paste says:

    I ( Mahesh Paste) have lost my mobile model of Samsung X620 Type : GSM SCH-X620 on 14th Sept 07 at 11:30 am in Goregoan(E).Please help me to find out my mobile handset.
    I know the IMEI Number. How can I use this number to trace/block my mobile handset?

  34. saranyaa says:

    I have lost my nokia 3110 classic.I have my IMEI number.Now what can i do?

  35. Itismita says:

    I have lost my nokia 3110 classic.I have my IMEI number.Now what can i do? Please tell me as soon as possible.

  36. swetha says:

    hi,i have lost my nokia 2626 mobile & i dont know its IMEI no.what shold i do to get IMEI no.Is there any other way to find or block lost mobile.plz plz reply me as soon as possible……
    thank u.

  37. Shridhar says:

    I lost my Sony Ericsson z530i mobile set. I have the IMEI no & Original Invoice of Purchase. What I have to do now ?

  38. Farah says:

    Hi ,my Samsung E730 was stolen last evening and I don’t even have my IMEI number. What is the best alternative to track down my mobile under such circumstances?

  39. Mohmed Fayyaz K. says:

    Hi! dude i lost my nokia 2310 handset, i have all document, IMEI no., Bill etc., and i want to block my handset. Please help me out,

  40. Vijay Kumar says:

    Hi , This is Vijay from Hyd . I lost my samsung cell and i have IMEI Number . Now what shoulsd i do Any one can suggest me…………

  41. sameer says:

    i lost my nokia 2310 handset, i have all document, IMEI no., Bill etc., and i want to block my handset. Please help me out,

  42. raghuveer says:

    i lost my sony ercsson W810i handset, i have all document, IMEI no., Bill etc., and i want to block my handset. Please help me out

  43. anne says:

    ..i lost my nokia5200 cellphone!!… i have block my cellphone!.. but i want to trace or track my cellphone!!..i know that the person that stole my cellphone was in our subdivision.. tell me what to do!!..how can i have back my cellphone..just email me!!..plz.

  44. sivaraman says:

    I have lost my mobile(sony ericson W810i),how can i block,towhom i have to contact.Plz reply

  45. satish sharma says:

    i have lost my mobile moto razer anyone trace it plz help

  46. satish sharma says:

    hi im satish sharma from faridabad i have lost my cell i have imei number but i dont know how to trace it plz help

  47. atul says:

    i misplaced my cell sony erricission w700pi when travelling from kapashera to dilshad garden my personal contacts are also in this which are very important for me please please please who get it inform me please.I will be very thankful to him.

  48. The King says:

    ANYONE LISTEN!

    YOUR PHONES IMEI NUMBER IS ON THE BOX YOU’VE GOT IT IN!
    AND TO BLOCK YOUR PHONE, CALL YOUR PHONE COMPANY THOSE WHO ARE OFFERING YOU TO TALK, AND THEN GIVE THEM THE IMEI NUMBER!

    FFS @!?&%&

  49. yask says:

    I have lost my phone lg s5200 and have imie no.
    What shoud i do to track it.

  50. Madhu Murthy D says:

    Sir, I have lost my NOKIA6610i in Hyderabad a few days ago. I am bangalore and i have the IMEI number of the lost mobile phone. Please let me know the procedure to block the mobile from using by others.

  51. M.Vennila Porselvi says:

    pls get back my mobile somehow

  52. satpal says:

    Sir,
    I have lost my Sony ericson Mobile model W830I during my transist at Goa on 03-12-2007. I have filed the FIR in local police station.I have the IEMI no.Is it possibel to track this mobile phone or block it for so that no one can misuse it.kindly give suggestion.

  53. Rukky says:

    Sir,
    i have lost my mobile phone.Its Nokia 6260,i do have the first 10 digits of the IMEI number.
    Pls could i still use just the 10digits to block the phone from being used?If yes,How do i block it?
    MERRY XMAS
    Kind Regards,
    Rukky.

  54. zaya Haidar says:

    lost my sony ercsson K550i handset, i have all document,MEI no., Bill etc. How can I use this number to trace/block my mobile handset?

  55. Prakash says:

    lost my sony nokia 6070 handset, i have all document,MEI no., Bill etc. How can I use this number to trace/block my mobile handset?

  56. Manoj Kaushik says:

    Hi,
    Some persons snatched my mobile phone(Samsung-E840) in Gurgaon.I have all the details related to my cell that includes IMEI nnumber etc.
    Can I trace it back and if yes how can I do that.

  57. gowtham says:

    hello guys,
    iam gowtham ilost my mobile phone on 17-12-2007.i present the details in before you
    mobile model:Sony Ericsson K750I
    IMEI number :355706013621126
    plz send ur idear regarding the details of the tracing of mobile to gowtham.sm@gmail.com

  58. J.P.CHOUHAN says:

    please give me some tips about my mobile nokia 3250 how can i search my cell either block it i have imei no. @ bill coppy thanks.

  59. Himakar says:

    have lost my Sony ericson Mobile model W700i during my transist at Koti on 22-01-2008. I have reported in ESEVA.I have the IEMI no.Is it possibel to track this mobile phone or block it for so that no one can misuse it.kindly give suggestion.

    How can I use this information to trace/block my mobile handset?
    Please Reply me on my mail. My id is himakar@atspl.com

    Thank You

  60. satish says:

    i have lost my nokia 6681 and i donot know my IMEI NO HOW CAN I BLOCK THE MOBILE PLEASE INFORM ME

    SATISH

  61. Mohammed Aamer says:

    Hi Guys,

    Im also one of the unfortunate i lost my nearly new mobile N95, which was a gift from my family, its
    IMEI No: 352255016230611. Please help me out to find it and let me know is there anyway to find.
    contact me at aamer@nabeel.com

    Thanks in advance.

  62. subash says:

    I lost my nokia N70 mobile in bangalore..i know its imei number.will i be able to trace back my mobile?please help me

  63. kiran says:

    I have lost my sony ericsson mobile phone,i have IMEI no. please help me to block my mobile phone so that it is of no use to theft.

  64. emmanuel says:

    my nokia mobile phone have been stolen, i have the IMEI No here is it.359526018175621. please kindly block my moblile phone so that it will no use to the theft.so get back to as soon as this is done my email address is dittocious@yahoo.com. thank you

  65. punit says:

    Hi i lost my cell last month, i have heard from people my cell can be tracked with the IMEI number. Do let me know if have the software by which i can track my mobile.

  66. ankit says:

    hello to all,
    I lost my nokia 3230 mobile phone on 5th feb 2008.
    I know the IMEI number and how can it be useful for me i mean is there any way to get my mobile back. I fired a FIR to police station and i m sure that they will not help me so if anyone can trace the mobile or know the way to trace it please mail me —
    ankit_0913@yahoo.co.in

  67. Eswar says:

    I forget my Nokia 3310 security code, I have IMEI Number : 351106604645853 so please send me master security code to my mail id please please have been waiting for your answer

  68. praveen says:

    Hi all,
    I lost my mobile nokia 6233 with Airtel prepaid connection today (28/2/08) which I have purchased on 24/2/08 (3 days old) . I have the IMEI number . I have reported to police on this as police informed me that wait for two days so that the theif may use the mobile so that they can trace it easily. But they asked the details to get from the Airtel. Suggest me plz….

  69. jay boy says:

    hi just got my k750i stolen any ideas on how to block it or get it back please mail me thanks and highly appreciated
    i’ve got the imei number with me

  70. cassandra says:

    Where do I found my IMEI number on my phone I have a LG 550 fusic?

  71. Vasanth says:

    I have lost my Motorola Mobile and I have all the details about the phone. I have the IMEI number also. I have lost the phone along with a memory card wherein I have stored lot of datas which are highly valuable to me. Is my mobile traceable.

  72. rohit says:

    i have lost my n-72 please help me for tracing it

  73. pankaj says:

    i lost my mobile on 31/03/08 at around 7.30 in malad (mumbai).my cell number was 9819153886.i dont have IMEI number.last call i had received from this number 08322756065.their is nay chances of finding or blocking my cell.

    please advice as soon as possible.

  74. She says:

    My samsung mobile phone was stolen 2 days ago. I don’t have the IMEI number. Can the IMEI # be found at the box of my said cp? I would like to have it blocked to give a lesson to the person who stole it.

  75. sudhanshu kumar says:

    Dear friends,
    Actually there is some bad happening with me, My brother has been kidnapped/Missed from last one week. He has Nokia 1600 mobile with Idea prepaid connection which I have purchased on 24/8/07. I have also the IMEI number of that mobile (Nokia 1600), so that can I trace the mobile easily. Please help me.

    Thanks,
    Sudhanshu Kumar
    Email: sudhanshu.info@yahoo.com

  76. punit says:

    i lost my mobile i have the imei no kindly help.

  77. Gopathiram says:

    i lost my sony ericsson K750i……
    please guide me how to block it using IMEI number….

  78. Sanjeev Aggarwal says:

    i have lost my nokia cell 6630 in Patran, Distt Patiala Punjab. I have the IMEI number with me can i track my cell in any ways and get it back? i am from Patiala (Punjab).please inform soon.

  79. Innocentia says:

    I have lost my nokia 2626 today. I have the IMEI number. Can I get back the cell phone. should I file a police complaint? or the service provider itself can help me? Pl. advise.

  80. Santosh says:

    Santosh here,
    i lost my moble on 3rd april 2008. i know IMEI number of my moble. can i find my mobile any way.

  81. Amit says:

    Just wanna tell to everyone in india that this IMEI number is useless, none of person in CC aware of it…

  82. ashraf says:

    i lost my n82…. is there any way to get it back….

  83. navneet says:

    i lost my samsung E250 i know the IMEI number
    so plz……………….
    help………..

  84. amit says:

    i lost my NOkia 6233 handset yesterday i dnt have its IMEI Where do I found its IMEI number ?please help me..

  85. rajesh.v says:

    -my mobile has been theft what can i do

  86. nagendraprabu says:

    my N6233 phone theft in 25th APRIL night. i have in its a IMEI number so plese help me trace out in my phone

  87. pardeep sangwan says:

    i lost my sony k850i and i have the iemi no but i called sony they said that u can block ur phone but if that will come fo repair then they can do something
    i donot know about sevice provider
    i am in malysia. is there any possibilty to trace it back

  88. omer says:

    i have stolen my mobile last night by some one idit perosn and i donot know its IMEI no. please tell me how can i find.

  89. Tanweer Kamal says:

    i have lost my nokia 6600,and i dont have imei no.,in this situation can i get my imei no of me lost nokia 6600.i was using mig33,i have downloaded lots of software on my cell through internet.is there any chance to get the imei no of my lost mobile.plz help me.

  90. Adarsh Panday says:

    hi
    i have lost my nokiya n70m mobile phone on 14 fab 2008 .i have its imei number & Bill also,i also complan to S.P. office & given to S.P. latter to other GSM oppreters & Nokiya castmar caer in over local city ,katni [M.P.]. plz let me know how can i trace my phon if it possible
    thanks

  91. Jacques says:

    can i track a person down (triangulate) when he she is using a phone to sms… trying to catch a stalker

  92. happy chawla lakhisarai says:

    i am lost my mobile nokia 1600 and i am finding my mobile pls suggestion me where i find my mobile ?

  93. Jeev says:

    Check your phone box.

    IMEI number will written on it

  94. kaushik says:

    hi i know the information related IMEI No. but is there any pssibility to protect ur cell phone with the help of IMEI no.any buddy get changed the SIM card and autometic that no. will be received to the previouse one pls inform me

  95. aish says:

    i am lost my 2626 no. i want to take my 2626.

  96. pranav says:

    i lost ma w580i………… in delhi……
    i hav fir of that mobil. plz i want 2 my ph. back at any cost…….

  97. happy jain says:

    dear sir,
    i have lost my sony ericsion mobile k810i can you trace my mobile phone its imei number is 357994012571942

  98. ritom says:

    my handset model is samsung champ c3303k . i had given my mobile to customer care to service it and they had changed my motherboard. but in my new motherboard i have no IMEI serial number, how can i get an IMEI serial number now?? please help me




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