The mobile phones have increasingly personal data of its users. From your most intimate photographs to your conversations, social networks, email accounts and even bank details. Therefore, losing a mobile phone (either by theft or by mistake) becomes a big problem since it can endanger the user of it.
For the same reason, if you have been the victim of a robbery, the first thing you have to do is go to a police station to report the event or contact your telephone company to block the terminal . Once this is done, the mobile phone will be completely unusable and no one will be able to use it again or access your private data. However, for this to be possible, it is essential that you contribute the IMEI code of your device.
What is the IMEI code?
The IMEI is the DNI of your mobile phone . A 15-digit code is essential for both the National Police and the telephone company to process the blocking of your mobile phone. Why? Since it will help you distinguish your device from the rest of mobile phones in the market to block it and that no one can access your data.
As a rule, this digital fingerprint is in the box of your mobile phone or printed on the back. In fact, you can even check it in the ‘Settings’ category of some mobile phones. However, if you want to find this number quickly and easily, you just have to dial the code * # 06 # on your keyboard.
Write down your number, but never keep it in your agenda
Once this is done, the phone will show you the 15-digit code on the screen . A figure that is recommended that you write in a notebook and that you have it on hand in case your phone is stolen (or you lose it). Thanks to this number, the police or your telephone company will be able to detect where the mobile phone is and block it so that nobody can access your data.
Since your terminal may fall into the hands of people who want to get your data, never write the IMEI code in the phone book of your mobile phone or in the notes of it . Thus, those people who have stolen your smartphone can not release the mobile phone to continue using it without your consent. Therefore, knowing your IMEI is essential to be able to block your mobile in case of theft and that no one can access your data.