You were talking to your aunt the last time you used your cell phone, the battery was low and now it seems impossible to find your mobile thanks to its dead battery!
Losing your cell phone especially when you need it the most can be stressful and looking for it knowing that it cannot ring is even more frustrating. Though it is difficult to track down a dead cell phone, but tips here can help you do it quickly. Simply follow the below mentioned tips.
- Look around: The moment you realize that your phone is not with you, do a quick search in nearby obvious areas like under your car seats, inside you bag or pocket, on your study table, inside piles of papers, under or between the couch cushions, on the coffee table, under your closet, or at the kitchen counter. On the same hand access Internet to check the location of your cell phones if you have Lookout Mobile app downloaded on your device. The app can help you track your mobile even if its dead by sharing its location through your e-mail when it was last used.
- Check at surprising places: You may not remember where you last used it therefore it is better to check it everywhere from your bed to bathroom and even kitchen or inside fridge. Who knows the phone might get slipped from your pocket while you were changing, or you might have kept it on the bathroom cabinet without realizing it. Also, you might have kept it inside the grocery bags in the refrigerator while managing kitchen. You can also take help of GPS and Google map to track its location nevertheless you have Internet connection available in your phone.
- Involve family members in your search: Ask your family members or friends if they have seen or borrowed your phone and involve them in your search to find it as soon as possible. With their help you can organize a room-by-room search, starting from your home, office or wherever you lost the phone. You can also ask them to share the information about your lost mobile with other friends through mobile messenger and ask them to update about your lost phone in case any of your friend or colleague finds it.
- Track all your recently visited places: Check all the places you visited since you last saw your phone. You might have left it in the gym or sports field, at restaurant while you had lunch, on the bus, train, or in a cab, at the office or work, or may be at bank, grocery store, coffee shop, etc. Revisit all the places and see if you get the cell phone at any of these places.
- Deactivate your SIM card and report to police: This is the last and most appropriate step you can take to find your dead phone. You must call your telephone company immediately and ask them to deactivate your phone in order to restrict unauthorized calls with your SIM card. Soon after deactivating your SIM card, visit the police station to report your loss as many a times lost phones turned in and are handed over to you. Also, police department have more advance technology and therefore you can ask them to track your device through GPS network.
So, you think locating a dead phone is easy? Well, it is not at all easy but if you know how to map your search properly and be a little active, you can certainly track your most valuable asset in no time.