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How to find the MAC address of your Android phone

Apple or Android, everyone owns a MAC at this point.
September 9, 2022

If your device can access the internet, it has a MAC address. Short for Media Access Control address, a MAC address uniquely identifies a device on a network. It’s almost like a fingerprint, where your device appears on a network as its MAC address. Now, there are several security precautions that you can take to protect yourself and your device, and one way to do so is to know what your MAC address is and whether you can change it. Let’s go over how to find the MAC address of your Android device.

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To find the MAC address on Android, go to Settings > About device > Status > Wi-Fi MAC address. On other OS versions and devices, “About device" may appear as “About phone." Furthermore, “Status" may appear as “Hardware Information."


How to find the MAC address on Android

Finding the Wi-Fi MAC address on an Android phone is quite simple. However, it is buried within the Settings menu, and, depending on your device, certain buttons may be named differently. In this case, we’re using a OnePlus 8T on Android 12.

Pull down the notification bar from the top and tap the gear-shaped Settings button. From there, scroll down and go to About device (About phone) > Status (Hardware Information). Your device’s MAC address will appear next to Wi-Fi MAC address.

Can you change the MAC address on Android?

You can manually change your device’s Wi-Fi MAC address if you want more control over your security. However, as we noted in our guide to changing the MAC address on Android, Google started randomizing MAC addresses on their own with Android 10. This means that if you own a device with Android 10 or newer, you shouldn’t even need to go in and change your MAC address. It will randomly change for you.

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