You just lost your phone.. Now what?

So, you just lost your precious phone. It is not about the chunk of money you spent on the phone and all the pictures you saved in the phone, but sometimes sentimental attachment you have to that phone. If it is a smart phone it is much worse. All the information you jotted down and appointment that you have set are now all but gone. Thanks for the cloud services if you are using iphone, the contacts and pictures can be retrieved, but some of the info that you have net clouded in will be lost forever.

So, what’s next? What is the basic thing you can do once you just lost your phone? The first thing to do is to contact your service provider to have your sim deactivated. This way, whoever who finds or stole your phone will not be able to use your phone. The second thing is to provide your service provider the number of your phones IMEI. You should have kept the IMEI number before you even lost your phone in a safe place. This can be done by pressing *#06# on your phone keypad. This will show a string of numbers. This represents your phone unique identity. By giving this IMEI number to your service provider, they can check whether your phone have been actively been used recently even if the person who finds or stole your phone change the sim. If you own a smartphone, it will make tracking your phone much easier. As a precautious measure, you should have installed apps in your smartphone that will help track your phone if it is lost in the future. If you are using Android, one of the best apps that can used for this purpose is SeekDroid. Once your phone is lost, you can track your lost phone by login to their website and instantly know where your phone are once it is activated. If you are Iphone user, the iphone usually comes already installed with the Find IPhone apps. It works similar to SeekDroid where you can use a computer or also other Apple devices such Ipad to help track your lost phone.

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