How do I find the MAC address on my iPhone? Cellular carriers use a unique 10-digit Mobile Identification Number (MIN) to identify you and your device on their networks. For wireless networks, a Media Access Control (MAC) address is the unique metric used to identify and differentiate your device from other users.
A MAC address consists of an alphanumeric combination of twelve hexadecimal characters grouped into pairs by a column. Some devices separate the paired characters with a hyphen or dash (-) while others simply leave a space between the pairs.
There are many reasons why you’d need your iPhone or iPad’s MAC address. It could be to track data usage on your home network. When setting up a Quality of Service (QoS) filter on your router, you’ll always need the MAC address of the device you want to prioritize. Want to allow only a specific device on your network? Your router may require the device’s MAC address.
Apple iPhone – View MAC Address
- To find the MAC address on your iPhone when connected to Wi-Fi, go to Settings > Wi-Fi > network info icon > Wi-Fi Address. Alternatively, go to Settings > General > About > Wi-Fi Address.