How to find the IP address on your iPhone or iPad, and manually change it or request a new one

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How to find the IP address on your iPhone or iPad, and manually change it or request a new one
On an iPhone or iPad, your IP address is listed on your Wi-Fi details page. MoMo Productions/Getty Images
  • You can find and change the IP address of your iPhone or iPad in the Settings app.
  • In the Wi-Fi section of the Settings app, tap on the name of the Wi-Fi network you're connected to in order to find your IP address.
  • You may want to change your IP address to help protect your privacy when browsing the web or to resolve Wi-Fi connectivity issues.
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IP, or internet protocol, is a string of numbers that identifies your iPhone, iPad, or whatever device you're using to browse the internet.

Related Article Module: What you can do with an IP address, and how to protect yours from hackers

You probably don't need to worry about your IP address too often, but if you ever need to change it to protect your privacy, help resolve Wi-Fi connectivity issues, or access content that's only available in other countries, it can be done in just a few steps.

How to find IP address on your iPhone or iPad

1. Open the Settings app, and tap Wi-Fi toward the top of the page.

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How to find the IP address on your iPhone or iPad, and manually change it or request a new one
You can find information on your IP address in the Settings app. Abigail Abesamis Demarest

2. Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network you're connected to or the "i" icon.

How to find the IP address on your iPhone or iPad, and manually change it or request a new one
Tap the "i" icon or the name of your Wi-Fi network to find your IP. Abigail Abesamis Demarest

3. On the next page, you'll see your IP address listed in the IPV4 Address section.

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How to find the IP address on your iPhone or iPad, and manually change it or request a new one
Your IP address is listed under "IPV4 Address." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

How to change IP address on your iPhone or iPad

Changing your IP address takes just a few minutes, and doing so can help protect your privacy or resolve computer connectivity issues.

Request a new automatic IP address

If you have a problem connecting to the internet, you can send a request to your router to refresh your iPhone's IP address. If you don't need to enter a specific static IP address, this might be all you need.

Quick tip: If you need to find your router's IP address (if you're troubleshooting a network problem, for example), follow these steps.

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap Wi-Fi.

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3. Find the Wi-Fi network you're currently connected to and tap the "i" icon at the far right of the screen.

4. Tap Renew Lease, and then in the pop-up window, tap Renew Lease again.

How to find the IP address on your iPhone or iPad, and manually change it or request a new one
Tap "Renew Lease" twice to have a new IP address automatically assigned to your device. Abigail Abesamis Demarest

Manually enter a new static IP address

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap Wi-Fi.

3. Find the Wi-Fi network you're currently connected to and tap the "i" icon at the far right of the screen.

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4. Tap Configure IP.

How to find the IP address on your iPhone or iPad, and manually change it or request a new one
Under IPV4 Address, select "Configure IP." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

5. On the Configure IPV4 page, tap Manual and then enter the IP address details. When you're done, tap Save to implement the changes to your IP address.

How to find the IP address on your iPhone or iPad, and manually change it or request a new one
If there's a specific IP address you want, type in that information on this screen. Abigail Abesamis Demarest

Quick tip: Need to find the IP address for another device? Check out our articles on Android, Windows, Mac, Xbox, and Roku.

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