If your cell phone was stolen or lost? Do not worry, today we will tell you how you can IMEI lock a stolen Apple iPhone phone quickly and easily.
With Apple, you can make sure no one has access to your personal information once you have locked it. In the same way, you will not be able to use any of the functions or delete anything.
You can even locate it to know where it is even if it is turned off. Let’s see how to lock a phone iPhone by IMEI.
Telephone companies have a list of IMEIs that they should not provide service to. That is why, once you report it and block, the device will stop working in question until you re-register it.
To block it and then register it, you will need to have the purchase invoice and with your personal identification or DNI.
What do I need to lock my iPhone with the IMEI?
In Mexico it is necessary to have a SIM card activated, you need the serial number or IMEI / MEID or SIM PIN.
To to locate you device you need to have activated “yes Find” and log in to “iCloud.como / find“or you can also use another device using the app.
To mark a device as lost we must do the following: open the app -> Select the devices tab -> select the lost device -> scroll to the bottom and mark the lost mode and activate it.
You must Appear on the screen a personalized message or your number so that the person who finds or has your iPhone can contact you. Once you do this click on activate.
When a device is brand What lost, This is blocks of remotely Y disable Apple Pay. If “yes Find” is not activated, you can still protect your account, such as changing the ID password or change the password of your accounts (mail or applications).
How do I get the IMEI of my iPhone?
If you want to Get the IMEI / MEID of your iPhone, then go to Settings -> General and tap Information. To locate that number you may have to scroll down, to copy it, hold it down and save it well.
Steps to lock my iPhone with IMEI
Before starting this procedure you should know the IMEI number. Generally, if you press * # 06 # you can get it on your mobile screen, but since in this case we don’t have access to it, you will have to look for it on the purchase invoice or on the packaging.
A safe way to do this is to contact the company that provides telephone services to your mobile, regardless of whether you have a permanent contract or a free contract, that is, you pay a monthly subscription or have a prepaid line.
In addition, you can request that lock the sim card, so they can’t use it either.
Remember also that it is important that you make the corresponding report to the authorities with the purchase invoice, since in this way, you can recover it in case you find it.
Once you have blocked it by IMEI, you can verify that it has been done successfully by entering a page such as free myiohoneimei.com for example. All are paid.
Once inside, you must choose Check without my iPhone being reported. And then enter the IMEI number. Next, you must complete a form with your data and send it.
You will receive an email with all the data of your iPhone and from there you can verify that the IMEI blocking has been carried out successfully.
Report the theft
The first thing you have to do is search for at competent authorities Y lift up you complaint, they might ask you for the number of Serie of your device.
To find the serial number or IMEI / MEID. We have to search in your web browser “appleid.apple.com“You must sign in with the Apple ID that you use on your iPhone.
Slide I did the part of the device section, which is at the bottom. Select device to see your serial number or IMEI / MEID.
If your lost iPhone is covered by AppleCare + with theft and loss, you must file a claim for a replacement.
Contact your phone company
Contact your mobile phone operator and ask them to deactivate the account, to prevent them from making calls, sending messages or consuming the data. If the device is covered by a company plan, you can file a claim.
Delete information from your iPhone
Before deleting a device, you must make sure of follow the steps above, since what will be described below can’t be undone. Since the content of the device as well as its information is erased and it will not be possible to track it with the Search app.
If the device is covered by AppleCare+ with theft and loss, you must introduce a claim for the lost or stolen device. Do not delete it until your claim has been approved.
To do this you must open the app, find and select the tab devices -> Select the device you are going to erase from remotely -> Move to the bottom and choose erase this device. You just have to give Delete this again.
Change passwords and erase iPhone from trusted devices
You want to change your password on the device, follow the steps. You go to settings -> Your name. You are going to click where it says password and security -> change password. Enter the new password.
Can I unlock my mobile after blocking the IMEI?
Yes, it can be unlocked. One way is to go with the IMEI / MEID number and a document that proves that you are the legitimate one (invoice, contract or receipt), to the customer service offices with the equipment.
Another very popular way is using applications such as Unlockriver, this application changes some number of the IMEI of the computer so that it can be used and not identified by the companies.
Way to lock my iPhone from iCloud
Another way to lock your iPhone device is from the account iCloud associated with your device. For this you need to have access to your account data, that is, the ID.
Once you have done it, your iPhone will be completely locked and you will no longer be able to perform any function with it. In other words, you can only turn it on, but you will not have access to your personal data or applications, nor can you send or receive calls or SMS.
To perform the iCloud lock, enter from a computer to the official site of iCloud.com. Log in with your account by entering the email and password. Then position yourself on Search iPhone.
You will see a list of all the Apple devices associated with that account in case you have more than one. Select the device you want to block. When you do, you can seesee your geolocation on a map. If it’s close you can make it ring.
Next, you must select the option Mark as lost. With it, your iPhone will crash instantly. Do not worry if you had credit cards associated with your mobile, as they will also be denied. These iPhones that are reportedly checked end up on Apple’s blacklist
You can erase the information that you had on your device so that the person who has it in their possession cannot have access to them, but then, you will not be able to recover them again.
We recommend that you make a backup copy to another new Apple account so that in this way, you can safely delete all the data associated with your account without fear of losing it forever. Well, you will already have a backup account.
Lastly, remove your lost iPhone from the list of trusted devices. We hope this guide for lock your iPhone device by IMEI and by iCloud has been useful to you.
How can I block my SIM card from the Internet?
You can use the SIM PIN, for this you must go to the setting, we go to the option Telephone, we look for SIM PIN and we activate with the four number that will ask us to enter. There are occasions where this PIN is placed by the telephone operator.
Request it at customer service department, enter that PIN, to be able to change it.