I want to desperately locate my lost iPhone 4 (factory unlocked). It does not have an Internet connection—no 3G, no 4G and it is not in a Wi-Fi zone. The bell rings when I call which means that SIM is the same and battery has some juice left.

Can somebody please help?

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    Do you mean when you call it, you hear the ringer? If so, follow the sound!
    – Daniel
    Oct 11, 2012 at 11:14
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    @DanielLawson: I think he means when he calls it, he hears it ring on the other end of the call (not in person, but through the speaker of the phone he's calling it from).
    – daGUY
    Oct 11, 2012 at 13:15

2 Answers 2


Unfortunately with today's technology it is not possible to locate your iPhone, if it has no connection to the internet of any kind.


Technically it is possible to locate a cell phone based on the IMEI number, but only your carrier can do that, and I assume in most parts of the world it requires a police or court order to do so.

  • Even without cellular connectivity? Oct 11, 2012 at 14:09
  • No, but OP specified there is cellular connectivity.
    – Gerry
    Oct 11, 2012 at 14:17
  • "It does not have an Internet connection. That is, no 3G, no 4g and it is not in a wi-fi zone." The wording is a bit funny because it refers to Internet connectivity, but I think the OP is saying it's got zero connectivity at all. Oct 11, 2012 at 14:19
  • I think he means the dial tone ringing, though. Because if he could hear the device itself ringing, then it wouldn't be lost. Oct 11, 2012 at 14:29
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    If the dial tone is ringing, that implies the phone (or at least the SIM card) has cellular connectivity, else the call would go straight to voicemail.
    – Gerry
    Oct 11, 2012 at 14:30

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