Last updated: March 20, 2019
Devices that can connect to networks and the Internet have an identifying piece of information called a MAC address. You likely connect to a number of different networks each day where the MAC address is not particularly important, but you may eventually encounter a situation where it becomes relevant. Fortunately your iPhone has a screen that can tell you a lot of important information about the device, including the iPhone’s MAC address.
So if you are trying to connect to a network and the network’s administrator is requesting your iPhone’s MAC address, then you can follow the steps below to locate that information.
How to Find MAC Address on iPhone – Quick Summary
- Open the Settings app.
- Choose the General option.
- Select the About button.
- Find your MAC address to the right of Wi-Fi Address.
The section below includes some additional information, as well as images for each step.
Where is the MAC Address on an iPhone 7?
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.1. This guide is going to point you to a screen on your iPhone that includes some additional information that you might need in the future. For example, you can find your iPhone’s IMEI number on this screen if you need to provide that information to your cellular provider. Our guide below is actually going to show you how to find your Wi-Fi Address, which is the same number as the MAC Address on your iPhone. The number is in the format XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Touch the About button at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll down and locate the Wi-Fi Address row in the table. Your iPhone’s MAC Address is that number.
If you need your MAC address because you are attempting to sign onto a Wi-Fi network that uses MAC address filtering, then the number next to the Wi-Fi Address field above is the combination of characters that you will need.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.