Every device have unique hardware identity called IMEI. IMEI number or International Mobile Equipment Identity number is required in case of mobile phone is stolen or lost. Most of us don't bother to have IMEI number with us, till the pone is with us. Here are few ways by which one can get IMEI number of his device.
From Device Packing:
The IMEI number is printed on packing box of device. When phone is not with you , you can get information for box. It is a 15 digit number so easy to locate.
From Google dashboard:
If you are using android OS in your device , google can keep track of device in google dashboard. You can get IMEI number by login to google dash board.
Itunes is for apple devices. By going in preferences the device information can obtained.
From device directly:
If code *#06# is dialed from device , the IMEI number is displayed on screen. This number can be note down in email or some other place. So that IMEI detail can be obtained if phone is stolen of lost.
The IMEI information might be printed on back side of device (e.bapple 5, 5c). The information can also be printed where battery is inserted.
For android devices , imei number can be found in settings. Go to settings->about->status->imei. On iphone the IMEI can get from settings. The number can be printed from other places inside the phone e.g battery area.
Track mobile from IMEI or device information:
After login to google dash borad there is option to locate the device.