One of the most helpless feelings in the world is having your phone stolen. When your phone is lost, you not only lose a valuable device, but also your personal information.
Take a look at the steps you must take, in case your phone is stolen and you are wondering what to do next.
1. Find my iPhone / Lookout Mobile
Phone finder apps like Find my iPhone and Lookout Mobile are the first things that can come to your rescue to help find your lost phone.
So, always make sure to have one such app on your phone to locate it easily if you lose it.
2. Police report
Filing a police report is really important if you are unable to locate your phone on your own.
3. Lock your phone
Try locking your phone using a special feature or app that allows you to access your phone from a remote location.
If you use an iPhone, For iOS devices, the Activation Lock is automatically enabled when you turn on Find My iPhone (this has to have been turned on before your phone was stolen).
When you Mark As Lost, this locks your screen with a passcode and lets you display a custom message with your phone number to help you get it back.
You can also remotely erase your phone if needed.
4. Contact your service provider
You can also suspend the services for your phone by getting in touch with your cellular service provider. Do this as soon as possible.
5. Watch your finances
Get in touch with your bank to stay alert and aware of any misuse has been done using your credit card.
6. Contact your insurance
Lastly, get in touch with your insurance company to see if your plan covers insurance for your device.
If you are going to buy a used phone, make sure that it has not been reported to the police as lost or stolen and the IMEI number is not blacklisted.
You can use a free tool like IMEI24 to check if the phone has been stolen.