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Remotely Lock and Wipe Your Samsung Galaxy S4

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How do I lock my Samsung Galaxy S4 and prevent the thief from using it?

My Samsung Galaxy S4 was stolen last month and I want to lock it to prevent the user from having access to it.

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Smartphone thieves generally wipe and resell their stolen devices within a week of stealing it. Unfortunately, it's highly likely that whoever stole your phone already gained access to the device and either stole your data, wiped it, and sold the device; or they wiped the device and sold it without ever touching your personal data. Either way, it's very likely that you won't be able to locate your device now that a month has gone by. In the future, if your phone ever gets stolen again, make sure to immediately contact your carrier. They will deactivate the phone on their network, report the serial and IMEI numbers to all carriers so the phone can't be used on other networks, and report the phone and its location to local law enforcement so the thief can be arrested.

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However, there is a small chance that your device can still be found and tracked, even though a month has gone by since it was stolen. If you were logged into a Google account, you can go to this website to monitor your phone's location. Use this feature in conjunction with your local law enforcement so they can track down the thief and apprehend him and give you your phone back. This feature only works if your phone's GPS chip is turned on, however.

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If your phone's GPS chip is not turned on, your only other option at this point is to contact your carrier and report your device as stolen. They will record your phone's IMEI and serial numbers and report them to all of the other carriers in your country. Once one of the carriers notices the numbers on their network, they will take appropriate action against the thief and will try to return your phone to you. Unfortunately, your carrier will not be able to wipe your phone for you.

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Phone lost-need to block it using serial number?

Samsung is lost, I do not want who stole the phone to use it. How can I use the serial number to block the phone from usage

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How to delete photos from stolen S4 through email?

I need to delete the photos on my stolen phone because they are private

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I lost my Samsung S4. I had it disconnected but I am concerned with the data and pictures in my phone. What can I do?

I want to know if it is possible to track it or lock it somehow remotely?

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