In that moment of horror, you drop your phone. It’s all in slow motion as you see your beloved device fly from your hands…
In a puddle…
You see a bright rainbow of colors and then darkness on the screen. Your phone, your beloved extension of your physical body, is dead.
Fortunately for you however you purchased Nexus Protect on your new Nexus 6P, or Amazon protect on that phone you bought on Amazon so you breath a sigh of relief knowing that beyond a minimal deductible, you won’t have to shell out much for a new phone. So you go through the process of filing a claim and then you are asked for your phone’s IMEI number. Then that sinking feeling in your stomach hits again. You know how to get to your IMEI number on your device but it’s dead. How do you get it without the device being alive?
Fortunately Google has made it pretty easy through your Google Dashboard that is tied to your account.
The Google Dashboard provides you a wealth of information and the best way to think of it is how you interact with Google services and how Google sees you. The dashboard is were you will find your privacy settings, your security settings, the number of apps you have installed (and purchased) and information about your devices. Any device you have ever tied to your Google account will be in the dashboard and in the scenario above, that is golden information.