What is tracking? Tracking means get the current location of a roaming device. And IMEI tracker is method where the device current location can be found based on IMEI Number. IMEI tracker can be used in multiple ways. The method depends mobile phone type, OS type and a software installed in device. If your sim gets active in a device, device location propagates to serving telecom network. The serving location is called VPLMN id. If a sim card has been replaced then it is not possible to find the location of device based on phone number. Mobile network gets device information along with new sim details upon phone registration. Following are the few methods for IMEI tracker options.
Track IMEI for a basic phone:
The basic phone don't have internet , the os in basic phone have SMS , Voice and USSD capability only.
Now you have the information. Inform the local police about the lost device with IMEI number. They will inform all mobile operators to mark this IMEI. Upon turning on the mobile phone with new sim card, phone will do the location update with network of current sim card provider. Location update have IMSI and IMEI number along with the location. If device is on tracking, new IMSI can be found for lost device. IMSI have full information about the person who have purchased the sim.
Imei tracking by mobile operator:
Mobile phone configures the subscriber profile in the HLR. The HLR profiles have details of subscription. The device IMEI is present in EIR. Each mobile operator have access to the EIR. When a mobile phone is put on tracking. All mobile roaming nodes put the tracking for mobile device.
Track IMEI for a smart phone:
Android IMEI tracker
If you are using a smart phone (Android and Phone). Google or iOs , gives the option to track the device and take actions remotely. Actions can be lock the device and erasing data. For android device just click on link android.com/find.
Sign in with google account then a dashboard will be open , there you have different options. If a device is connected via wifi , it reveals the wifi network name.
iOS imei tracker :
Icloud provides the option for tracking a lost device. One has to login on icloude , there are option to taken actions for the lost device. IMEI Tracker iOS
From a device tracker software:
There are applications available for various mobile device operating system, for tracking a lost mobile phone using IMEI number. IMEI Tracking Software should be already installed. These devices required an internet connection and will update information on a central server once the device will turn on. You can provide IMEI on the server for tracking the device. As the tracking application is installed on device, there can be many features provided by the tracking software.