While the IP address for your phone or computer isn’t something that you will need to know very often, it is beneficial to know how you can find that information.
Fortunately, the Android IP address on your smartphone is something that you can find by following just a short five-step process.
How to Find The Wi-Fi IP Address of Your Android Marshmallow Phone
- Open Apps.
- Choose Settings.
- Select Wi-Fi.
- Tap your WiFi network.
- Locate the WiFi address.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to find the Android IP address on your phone, including pictures of these steps.
When you connect to a network, that network assigns you an IP address that identifies your device on that network. This happens on Wi-Fi networks like the one that you have in your home or at work.
The IP address is information that you can see from your phone as well, if you find that you need to know it for a troubleshooting exercise.
Our tutorial below will show you where to find your phone’s IP address in Android Marshmallow when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
If you also use iPhones then our iPhone hotspot password guide can show you how to use that useful feature on the device to connect other devices to the Internet.
How to View Your Android Marshmallow Phone’s IP Address When You’re Connected to Wi-Fi (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5, in the Android Marshmallow operating system.
This guide assumes that you are currently connected to the Wi-Fi network for which you want to find the IP address.
Note that your IP address can vary when you are connected to different networks, and may even change if you disconnect from the current network and come back to it later.
Step 1: Open the Apps folder.
Step 2: Choose the Settings option.
Step 3: Select the Wi-Fi option.
Step 4: Touch the Wi-Fi network to which you are currently connected.
Step 5: Find your IP address on this screen.
It should be something like 192.168.1.x.
Now that you know how to find your Android IP address on your Marshmallow phone you will be able to provide that information to network administrators when asked or to identify your phone on your own wireless network.
Do you need to know some information about your phone so that you can connect it to a network at work or school? Learn how to find the MAC address in Marshmallow if a network that you are trying to use relies on MAC address filtering as a security measure.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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