How to Find the IP Address of an iPhone or iPad in iOS
You may find yourself needing to know what the IP address of an iPhone, iPad, or iOS device is. Fortunately getting IP address info 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 and iPadOS.
Here is what you’ll want to do to find the IP address details in on iPhone and iPad:
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, do the following:
- Open the “Settings” app icon and navigate and tap on “Wi-Fi Networks”
- 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
- 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”
There you will find the IP address of the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
This is almost always going to display the LAN IP address of the device since it’s connected to wi-fi, as the global external IP address of the network is different. If you need to find your external public IP address you can do so easily too.
If for whatever reason you need to get a new IP address you can do so by renewing the DHCP lease on the device, causing the router to assign a new IP.
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.
This works the same on all iPhone and iPad models despite their age, new or old, and regardless of what system software version is running on the device. In earlier releases of iOS the settings screen for IP specifics looks a bit different however, but the details remain the same:
You can still find the IP address in the Settings, regardless of the age of the device this way and if it’s running an older version of system sofwtare:
Knowing the devices IP address is useful for a variety of things, from allowing or disallowing activity from a router, to adjusting bandwidth settings on a router, to transferring files directly to and from a device through a protocol that allows direct transmission of data via IP, to using SSH to connect to an iPhone, or using sFTP, and many other options.