How to Find Your iPhone's MAC Address

  Matt Cone       March 25, 2013      Tutorials iPhone Network


Your iPhone’s Wi-Fi interface has a permanent, unique serial number called a media access control (MAC) address. Some universities and employers may request your iPhone’s MAC address to monitor or limit your access to certain Wi-Fi networks.

Apple Network icon

MAC addresses can also be used for less nefarious purposes. For example, if your iPhone is stolen on a university’s campus, the IT department may be able to use its MAC address to trigger an alert when the criminal connects your iPhone to a university network. For reasons like this, it can be a good idea to find and store your iPhone’s MAC addresses.

Here’s how to find your iPhone’s MAC address:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap General.

  3. Tap About. The window shown below appears.

    iPhone MAC address

The iPhone’s MAC address - referred to as the Wi-Fi Address in iOS settings - is displayed on the screen.

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