Find the IP Address of an iPhone or iPad in iOS

Sep 3, 2011 - 8 Comments

Finding an IP address of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You may find yourself needing to know what the IP address of an iOS device is. Fortunately this is quite easy, and getting an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPads IP address is fairly straight forward, with the instructions being the same for basically all versions of iOS.

Here is what you’ll want to do to find the IP address details in iOS:

How to Find the IP Address of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch in iOS

This is the same on all iOS versions with all iOS devices. From the devices home screen:

  1. Open the “Settings” app icon and navigate and tap on “Wi-Fi Networks”
  2. Find the network name of the router you are currently connected to, and tap on the blue (i) info button next to the active networks name
  3. Assuming you are usually a DHCP address, scroll down and find the IP Address in the format of x.x.x.x, for example “192.168.1.2”

Find Wi-FI IP Address in iOS

If your iOS device is using a manually set static IP address, or BootP, you can just tap on those tabs to access that information instead.

In earlier releases of iOS the settings screen for IP specifics looks a bit different, but the details remain the same:

Find an IP Address on the iPhone or iPad

You can still find the IP address, regardless of the age of the device this way:

The iPhone IP Address

Knowing the devices IP address is useful for a variety of things, from adjusting bandwidth settings on a router, to transferring files directly, to using SSH to connect to an iPhone.

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Posted by: William Pearson in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Ah! But what about their IPv6 addresses?

  2. […] the Terminal or your preferred SSH client, find the iOS IP address, and connect to the iPhone using SSH […]

  3. Hank Manning says:

    The problem is that the IPs are dynamically assigned. I want to freak a friend out by telling him his Longitude and Latitude randomly (he’s on the road a lot).

    The system has to be able to find the phone; it has to be possible.

    How?

    ~H~

  4. Question says:

    The IP adress box is empty on my Ipad 2. I dont have any cellular data on my Ipad. Can someone help me?

  5. Fobuzie Brunus Nsoh says:

    Please I have am Apple phone sent to me In Cameroon I don’t know the Ip address of phone what do I do please help me

  6. Nercy says:

    Someone hacked into my Fone I have their IP address how do I find out more info about the person

    • Probably Not says:

      The chances that someone hacked into your iPhone are about 0.01% maybe even less.

      If you want more info about someone from an IP address you can contact the related ISP and request details about the account owner, good luck.

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