IMEI Tracker – For Android and iPhone.

What is tracking? Tracking means getting the current location of a roaming device at any point in time. An IMEI tracking is a method where the current device location can be found using IMEI Number. The software for the job is named IMEI tracker.

There are various options for device tracking using an IMEI.  The method depends on mobile phone types, OS types, and software installed in a device for tracking.

Once a device switches on or changes its location. The current location propagates to the Home Network of the SIM provider. For example, if you are using an Airtel India sim card and are currently in the USA. The Airtel India HLR will get your location if the SIM card is active.  The roaming location network parameter is called the VPLMN id.  A  home network saves the location against the phone number.

At any point in time after SIM registration, the operator can fetch the location using the phone number. If the sim card has been replaced then it is not possible to find the location of a device based on a phone number. Then how to track a device, not the SIM?

The mobile network also gets device IMEI along with new sim details (IMSI etc.)  upon phone registration.  If a device is put on monitoring, then when the mobile phone changes its location, the operator keeps recording the location against an IMEI number.

The following are the tracking methods via mobile tracker application,  mobile OS, Telecom Signaling, etc.  Which method is suitable, depends on how you have access to the device.

How to track a basic phone(No Internet)? 

The basic phone doesn’t have internet, the OS in the basic phone has SMS, Voice, and USSD capability only.

The first thing for tracking is to get the IMEI number of the device. There are many ways to get information. Click on the link to get an IMEI number for your mobile device.   Get the IMEI Number of a Device  

After obtaining IMEI information. Inform the local police about the lost device with the IMEI number. Police will instruct all mobile operators to track the lost device. Upon switching on the mobile phone with a new sim card, the phone will do the location update with the network of the current sim card provider. The location update has IMSI and IMEI numbers along with the current location.

If a device is on monitoring, the IMSI can be found for the lost device. IMSI has full information about the person who has purchased the sim. From here, you can know who is using the lost device and where it is.

IMEI number tracking by the mobile operator:

The mobile operator configures the subscriber profile in the HLR.  The HLR profiles have details of the subscription.  The device IMEI is present in EIR. Each mobile operator has access to the EIR.  When a mobile phone is put on track. All mobile roaming nodes put the tracking for the mobile device.

Track IMEI for a smartphone:

Android IMEI tracker

 If you are using a smartphone (Android and Phone). Google or iOs, gives the option to track the device and take actions remotely. Actions can lock the device or erase data. For android devices just click on the link 

Sign in with a 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.  

IMEI Tracker Andriod
IMEI Tracker

iOS IMEI tracker :

iCloud provides the option for tracking a lost device. One has to log in on Icloud. There are options to take action for the lost equipment.  IMEI Tracker iOS

From a device tracker software: 

There are applications available for various mobile device operating systems,  for tracking a lost mobile phone using an 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 turns on. You can provide IMEI on the server for tracking the device. As the tracking application is installed on the device, there can be many features provided by the tracking software.