Few things can make people completely freak out as
losing their cellphones. In this modern age Smartphones are used for so much more than just making
phone calls. Just the thought of a stranger having access to all of your personal information, is
unthinkable. Follow these guidelines to possibly finding your phone in case you are in such a
Check nearby locations
Start checking the accustomed places you usually leave your phone. For example; woman bags, the
place you usually charge your phone and other similar places. Check also under car seats or
wherever you've been sitting that day, phones easily slip from your bag or pocket under a
Call your cellphone
Use a friend's cell phone or a landline to dial your phone. If your phone is nearby, you'll hear
it and can retrieve it. Alternatively, perhaps someone will answer it and can tell you where it
Ask people around you and recall your previous steps
Ask if anyone in your family or circle of friends has seen––or borrowed––your phone. It's worth
asking,you never know!
Send a text to your lost phone
This will let anyone who might have access to your phone know that it is lost, or the SMS
notification sound may help you find it if it’s nearby. The message could say; "Help! I lost
this phone. If you find it please call 511 1111. ‘Karma’ points will be instantly awarded.J"
2nd Method (only applicable for smart phones)
Track it down by using modern apps
This is an easier and faster way, but requires you to have subscribed to one of our data plans so
that your phone could have access to the internet.
Use Find My iPhone to track your lost iPhone.
If you have an iPhone, use Apple’s Find My iPhone service or third-party
apps such as GadgetTrak
- To use Find My iPhone, you will need to access the service from the iCloud website, or
another iDevice that you are logged in on. You can see the iPhone on a map, as well as lock
or wipe it from your computer.
- If you activate ‘Lost Mode’ on the lost iPhone, the device will be ‘Activation Locked’. This
means that until someone enters the Apple ID and password that locked the phone, it cannot
be used, even if/when the factory reset is performed / done. Activation Lock is enabled
alongside Find ‘My iPhone’, and is enabled automatically on iOS 8.
Use the Android Device Manager to find a lost Android phone.
Visit google.com / android / device manager in any web browser. You will need to log in with
your Google account.
The Android Device Manager website is a service provided by Google that allows you to track your
phone using Google Maps. You can also remotely wipe your phone’s data if you have the correct
box ‘checked’ on your phone.
Use the Windows Phone website to find a lost Windows phone.
Windows Phone users can visit the ‘Find My Phone' section of the Windows Phone website
(windowsphone.com). There you can track and remotely wipe your phone.
You will need to log in with your Microsoft account.
Visit the nearest police station and report it. You might be lucky, somebody could have been kind
enough to have handed it in!
Visit the nearest UTS Store with a police report and your
Request to block your SIM or to make a SIM-Swap. This will keep someone from making unauthorized
calls with your SIM card.
- Prepaid Users: Do not dispose of your PUK Code. This will help us verify
that you are the owner of the lost SIM. (in case you don’t remember the PUK, we will offer
other verification methods)
- Postpaid users: Have your ID at hand when you visit a UTS Store
Learn from your experience ;-)
If you haven't already installed a helpful app to locate your lost phone, do so once you've got
your phone back or purchased a new one. Examine your password strength, and evaluate if you
really need to have important accounts always ‘logged in’ on your phone. Keep a record of your
phone’s IMEI number and SIM PUK code.
If you are a prepaid user, request your account to be created on your name. This way we can
always use your ID to verify that you are the user.