Last updated: April 19, 2019
You might need to know how to find the MAC address on an iPhone 7 for a number of different reasons so, fortunately, this is information that can be located through the Settings menu on the device. Any phone, tablet, or other device that can connect to a network will have a MAC address, so you will be able to find the MAC address on an iPhone regardless of which model it is.
Your iPhone 7 includes a piece of identification called a MAC address that can identify it on a network. Some people use MAC filtering as a means to control access to a wireless network and, if you are attempting to connect to such a network, they will need to know your MAC address to allow you to connect to the network. Luckily this information is easily found on the iPhone 7, although it is identified as something else on the device.
What is My iPhone’s MAC Address? – Quick Guide
- Open the Settings app.
- Choose the General option.
- Select About.
- Locate the MAC address to the right of Wi-Fi Address.
For additional information, including pictures for these steps, continue to the section below.
How to Find the MAC Address on an iPhone 7
The MAC address (or Media Access Control address) is a unique identifier assigned to your iPhone 7. It consists of twelve characters that are separated into 6 groups of two. Each group of two is called an “octet.” Other wireless devices also have MAC addresses, such as laptops and gaming consoles. But to find the MAC address for your iPhone 5, you can follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Tap the About button. This is going to bring up a screen that contains a lot of important identifying information about your iPhone 5.
Step 4: Scroll down to the Wi-Fi Address option. The set of 12 characters displayed here is your MAC address.
Summary – How to find the MAC address on an iPhone
- Open Settings.
- Open the General menu.
- Select the About option.
- Find the Wi-Fi Address row. That value is your MAC address.
Another related piece of information that you might need to locate is your iPhone’s IP address when it’s connected to a network. You can find this with the following steps:
- Open Settings.
- Choose Wi-Fi.
- Tap the i next to the current network.
- Find the IP address next to the IP Address row of the table.
This article provides additional information on the iPhone’s IP address.
iPhone MAC Address – Additional Information
- The MAC address on your iPhone isn’t going to change. It’s a unique piece of identifying information for the device and is tied to it for as long as the device remains operations.
- The MAC address for any device that has one will be in a similar format to your iPhone’s MAC address. So, for example, if you needed to find the MAC address for your iPad, it would look somewhat similar to your iPhone’s.
- The method for finding your iPhone’s MAC address has not changed for many versions of iOS. Even if you have an older iPhone and need to find this information, it should still be on the Settings > General > About screen.
- If you don’t see your Settings app on your Home screen, you can also find it by swiping down from the top of the screen and typing “Settings” into the search field.
If you are having difficulty connecting to a wireless network, it may because the password has changed and you haven’t updated it on your device. Learn how to forget a network on the iPhone 5 so that you can correctly connect to it.
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