Media Access Control or MAC address is a unique serial number for your iPhone or iPad’s WiFi interface, which helps to identify it on a network. Every device that connects to a network has a physical hardware ID called MAC, including Windows PC, Macbooks, and even your gaming consoles. Since the MAC address is unique for each device, it helps the network identify which device is connected when you’re using multiple.
You might want to know the MAC address on the iPhone or iPad for numerous reasons such as blocking devices from connecting to your WiFi, among others, and without getting into them, here is a guide to help you find the MAC address on your iPhone and iPad in a few simple steps.
How to find the MAC address on iPhone?
Go to your iPhone’s Settings and follow the steps mentioned below.
- Scroll down and tap on General.
- On the next page, tap on About.
- Then scroll to the bottom, and your iPhone’s MAC address will be displayed to the right of the Wi-Fi Address option.
The alphanumeric string displayed beside the Wi-Fi Address option is your iPhone’s MAC address.
How to find the MAC address on iPad?
Similar to the iPhone, go to your iPad’s Settings and follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Tap on General on the left sidebar menu and then on About option from the right-side menu options. Step 2: Scroll down on the right-side menu options on the About page, and you’ll find your iPad’s MAC address listed to the right of the Wi-Fi Address option. The alphanumeric string displayed beside the Wi-Fi Address option is your iPad’s MAC address.
Although screenshots above were taken on iPhone and iPad running the latest versions of iOS 13, the steps to find the MAC address on iPhone and iPad are the same on older iPhone and iPad models running older versions of iOS too.
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