What is IMEI code and how to use it to block and unlock your cell phone

ByLinky Johnson 2019-04-17 7615

Each mobile phone has a fingerprint that makes it unique (and protects it). This Is a 15-digit number that identifies it. In English is called International Mobile Equipment Identity. But everyone knows it by their acronym: IMEI.

IMEI number 

IT consists of four sections: the first six digits — Type allocation Code (TAC) — explain the country in which it was created, the next two — Final Assembly Code (FAC) — let you know who the manufacturer is, follow the serial number (SNR) and, finally, a digit Verifier (although not all have it).

You Can Get the IMEI number in several ways:

Dial the * #06 # code on your cell's keyboard: The IMEI will automatically display on the screen.

Click on the "Settings" menu, within the "About phone" option and you will find it.

Look under the battery; You'll see a sticker with the printed number.

Find it in the device box, in the back of your phone or in the tray of your SIM card (if it is an iPhone).

Not bad. You Already have your IMEI code and you know what it means.

But What can you use it for?

1. Lock the cell phone

One of the most popular uses of IMEI is to be able to lock the phone if you lose it or you steal it.

Just call your operator and facilitate the code: The terminal lock will be immediate.

The number will also be used to denounce the theft (the more data The more proportions, the better).

2. Unlock it

Not bad! You found the Lost cell phone!

How to unlock it now? Very simple: Use the IMEI and call your operator again.

But you should keep in mind that the unlocking process is not as fast as blocking: it could last up to two months.

3. Release

The IMEI can also be used for what is known as "releasing" the mobile phone.

This process allows you to use the device by a different company that you sold it to.

It Used to be a complicated system that only the experts knew and offered in a number of stores. Today, many operators provide tools for this.

Through the companies website you can do it. What Do you need? Again, the IMEI code. Once you have entered it, you will receive an unlock code in a matter of seconds.

4. Find it

If you do not find your phone and you want to check if it was reported as "stolen " or "Lost ", you can enter the IMEI on the following website *: http://www.imeipro.info/

Below you can find out if you are on the blacklist of stolen phones.

This list also includes computers that cannot be connected to the network.

The Company usually provides additional information about the device, such as the model. If It is an Apple, you will also know the status of the cloud with which the cell phone is linked.

5. Identify it

Now you know that the IMEI is unique on every phone.

For that reason, it is possible that your manufacturer will ask you on occasion to verify the authenticity of your cell phone.

6. Test Updates

Finally, the IMEI also serves to test software updates that are in beta phase, that is, complete but preliminary.

Some manufacturers allow you to register. To do that, they need to know your code.

TIP: Point It in a safe place and keep it handy. You Never know when you might need it...


 You may also want to read:
 How to use IMEI number to track your lost Android phone
 How to find the IMEI number of Xiaomi smartphone
 All about the IMEI number: how to get it and what it is used for?


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