Occasionally a network administrator might need to know some information about your Android phone so that they can permit it to access a network. Often this is done through something called MAC filtering, which blocks devices like phones or computers from accessing a network unless they are on an approved list of devices.
This list is comprised of MAC addresses, which is a piece of information that is attached to a device that is able to access a network. MAC addresses can be found directly on the device itself, and rarely (if ever) change. But if you have never had to locate the MAC address on your Samsung Galaxy ON5 before, then you may not know where to find it. Our guide below will show you where to find your device’s MAC address so that you can provide it to someone if asked.
Most other devices have a MAC address as well, including iPhones. Our MAC address on iPhone tutorial will show you how to locate that information on an Apple phone.
How to Locate Your MAC Address in Android Marshmallow
The steps in this guide were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5 in Android Marshmallow. The screen where you will be locating your device’s MAC address includes some additional helpful information such as your IP address as well.
Step 1: Open the Apps folder.
Step 2: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 3: Select the Wi-Fi option.
Step 4: Touch the More button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Select the Advanced option.
Step 6: Your MAC address is located at the bottom of the screen, under MAC address. It should be of the format XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX.
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