The moment your iPhone connects to your Wi-Fi network, it is given an IP (Internet Protocol) address by your router. In fact, all devices that can connect to the network have their own unique IP addresses as that’s how they communicate with your network device, which is also their gateway to connect to the Internet.
While an IP address is important in making sure your iPhone is connected to the Internet, there are only a few instances wherein you need to know the current IP address your device is using.
But in this post, we are going to show you where to go to find your iPhone’s IP address. However, you might notice at times that your phone is using a different IP address than the last time you checked it. It’s because, by default, devices in a network use a Dynamic IP address, which means it changes from time to time, although there is always an option to make it a Static IP Address, or the one that doesn’t change unless changed by the user itself.
Find IP Address From Settings
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The quickest and probably the easiest way to find your iPhone's address is through its Wi-Fi settings provided that your iPhone is currently connected to a Wi-Fi network. Here's how you find it:
- From the Home screen tap Settings.
This will launch the settings app and bring you to the main settings screen.
- Tap Wi-Fi to open its settings page.
It's the second option from the top.
- Tap the Information icon beside the network your iPhone is currently connected to.
It's the lowercase “I” inside the circle.
- Scroll down to IPV4 Address section and you should see your iPhone's IP address already.
It's just a bunch of number that often starts with 192.
- Settings app
Find IP Address Using Browser
Aside from checking the Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone, you can actually find your IP address using an IP Lookup tool which can be found online and is often free. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Launch a web browser. You can use Safari, Chrome or Firefox.
Step 2: Log on to WhatIsMyIPAddress.com.
Step 3: Once the page loads, you’ll immediately see the IP address of your iPhone.
Tools like the IP Lookup often sees the IP address of your region or country. It is the IP address that your Internet Service Provider gives your router. Your router, on the other hand, will give out different local IP addresses that often starts with 192.168.x.x. That’s why the IP address from your iPhone is different from the one given by the IP Lookup tool.
In most cases, your Internet service provider gives you a dynamic IP Address, although you can always call the company and ask for a static IP. In most cases, you will have to upgrade your account to use a permanent IP address.
Setting Up Static IP Address
In most cases, you can set a range of IP addresses in your router. For instance, you can set to have an address from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.100. Once you knew the range, you can simply choose which IP Address to give your iPhone so that it will automatically use that once it’s connected to the Wi-Fi Network.
You can find this helpful if you want to give your iPhone more privileges. Here’s how you set up the static IP address on your iPhone:
Step 1: From the Home screen tap Settings. This will launch the settings app and bring you to the main settings screen.
Step 2: Tap Wi-Fi to open its settings page. It’s the second option from the top.
Step 3: Tap the Information icon beside the network your iPhone is currently connected to. It’s the lowercase “I” inside the circle.
Step 4: Scroll down to IPV4 Address section and copy the Subnet Mask and Router on a piece of paper.
Step 5: Once ready, tap Configure IP.
Step 6: Tap Manual.
Step 7: Now enter the IP Address you want to give to your iPhone.
Step 8: Also enter the Subnet Mask and Router values you copied.
Step 9: Once done, tap Save at the top-right corner of the screen.
Your iPhone now has a static and new IP address. Although you can still use the same IP Address if your want but static already.
- Why can't I find my iPhone's IP Address?
First off, make sure that your your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. It doesn't need to have a connection to the Internet. As long as it's connected to a network, it should have an IP Address.
Next, make sure you tap the Information icon of the Wi-Fi network your iPhone is connected to. Then follow the procedures above to find the IP Address.
- My iPhone is connected Wi-Fi network but has no Internet, how can I fix it?
Just because your iPhone is connected to a local network doesn't mean it has a connection to the Internet. If it's your own network, then you should know if the service is up or there's a problem. You can also try checking your other devices that are connected to the same network to see if they, too, have the same problem.
If it's just your iPhone that has an issue, then reboot it together with your router. If that doesn't fix the problem, forget the current connection and have your iPhone reconnect to the network. Lastly, try resetting the network settings if the problem persists.
- Does my iPhone have its own IP address?
Yes, it does. As long as it has successfully connected to a Wi-Fi network, the router which it is connected to will automatically assign an IP address to it. To find your IP address, just follow the procedures at the top.