Find the iPhone MAC address

Aug 5, 2010 - 6 Comments

iphone mac address You can get the MAC address of your iPhone by following these steps:

  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on General
  • Navigate to and tap on “About”
  • Scroll down to “Wi-Fi Address”
  • The characters next to Wi-Fi Address are your iPhone MAC address

There’s plenty of reasons you’d need a MAC address from the iPhone, from being able to access certain restricted networks with MAC address filtering to even spoofing a Macs MAC address in order to use WiFi that’s intended for iPhone and iOS devices only (such as the CLEAR iSpot and the old Starbucks WiFi).

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Posted by: William Pearson in iPhone

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  1. Moby says:

    Forget the Clear iSpot, just jailbreak your phone and get MyWi. Why pay for more wireless service when you already have it? No spoofing required either.

  2. […] To be sure, it’s not always easy to learn a target’s MAC address. It’s generally not transmitted over the Internet. But anyone within Wi-Fi range can record it, and it’s easy to narrow down which MAC addresses correspond to which manufacturer. Someone, such as a suspicious spouse, who can navigate to the About screen on an iPhone can obtain it that way too. […]

  3. […] To be sure, it’s not always easy to learn a target’s MAC address. It’s generally not transmitted over a Internet. But anyone within Wi-Fi operation can record it, and it’s easy to slight down that MAC addresses conform to that manufacturer. Someone, such as a questionable spouse, who can navigate to a About shade on an iPhone can obtain it that approach too. […]

  4. Rahul's Blog says:

    […] who can navigate to the About screen on an iPhone or a laptop’s configuration menu can obtain it in a few seconds as well. And hobbyist hacker Samy Kamkar created a proof-of-concept code last year that uses […]

  5. […] devices, and anyone who’s had to dig around in the System Preferences to find Mac IP and MAC addresses on multiple machines, or in Network Settings on a bunch of iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV’s to […]

  6. jon payne says:

    If you have an iphone 4, 4s, or 5, you will likely find that these steps are incomplete. While you will be able to see part of your MAC address, you may not be able to see the last 2 pairs. At least that is the way it is on my iphone 4s. The solution is simple, touch the mac address and hold until you see “copy”. Then go to the notes app, create a new note and paste what you copied. The copy paste procedure picks up the characters that had run off the screen.

    The same procedure works for the other fields that run off the edge of the screen, serial number & ICCID,

    Apple, this is lame. Didn’t anyone check to see that you could actually READ the data being presented?

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