Always remember! Mobile phones and the data they hold are very valuable to thieves — they hold so much important personal information of real and sentimental value.
The following and more are the best steps to take just so you don’t loose everything altogether:
Here’s what to do when the unthinkable happens and you realize your phone is gone. Some of these steps will depend on what you have done in preparation, its quite sad we live in a society where phone theft seem to be like a norm
Lock (and maybe erase) your phone remotely
To do this, you can lock your phone remotely. The exact process will depend on your operating system:
For iOS devices, the Activation Lock is automatically enabled when you turn on Find My iPhone (which needs to have been turned on before the device was stolen). This locks the device so that no one can sign in without your Apple user ID and password.
You can remotely lock your Android device via the Find My Device app (which needs to have been turned on before the device was stolen). Use Gmail credentials to sign in to google.com/android/find from a web browser and select SECURE DEVICE.
Windows has its own app called Find My Phone, where you can lock your device. In any browser, sign in to windowsphone.com. Click Find My Phone and then select Lock.
Call your network provider
Call your provider right away to suspend your service. Additionally, if you’re unable to perform a remote lock or erase yourself, don’t lose hope just yet, as your wireless provider might be able to help. Give them a call, and they may be able to deactivate the device and possibly wipe your personal information from it.
Notify your bank
At this point, the next move is to ensure your finances are secure. Walk into any of your bank’s branch; get your account frozen up until your line is retrieved.