How to Determine the IP or MAC Address on Your iPhone or iPad

This short but detailed guide will show you exactly how to determine the IP address and/or MAC address that your iPhone or iPad is using.

Background

There are a whole slew of reasons you may need to figure out what the IP address or MAC address your iOS device is using – you might be trying to figure out what devices are connected to your home network or maybe you’re trying to secure your wireless network. Regardless, here’s how to determine the IP and MAC address your iPhone or iPad uses.

How to Determine the IP Address Your iPhone or iPad Uses

  1. Tap the Settings button on your iPad/iPhone Home screen.
  2. the ipad/iphone settings button

  3. Select Wi-Fi from the list of Settings.
  4. the iOS Settings menu with an arrow pointing to the Wi-Fi entry

  5. Tap the “i” icon (see screenshot below) located on the same line as the name of the Wireless Network that you’re connected to.
  6. an arrow pointing to the info button next to a wireless network in iOS

  7. Scroll down a bit to the IPV4 ADDRESS section and you’ll see a list of addresses – including the one you’re looking for – your IP Address.
  8. the IP Address of an iPhone or iPad

  9. If you’re looking for the public IP address that your iPad or iPhone is using, simply launch the browser on your iPhone/iPad and visit the site What’s My IP? – it will be displayed in big bold text at the top of that page.
  10. a web browser visiting whatsmyip.org on an iOS device

How to Determine the MAC Address Your iPhone or iPad Uses

  1. Tap the Settings button on your iPad/iPhone Home screen.
  2. the ipad/iphone settings button

  3. Select General from the list of Settings.
  4. an arrow pointing to the General section of the iOS Settings

  5. Now tap the About option.
  6. an arrow pointing to the About section of the General iOS Settings

  7. Scroll down a bit and locate the Wi-Fi Address – that’s the MAC address of your iPhone/iPad.
  8. the MAC address of an iOS device

That’s it!


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