In this article you can find step by step instructions from G5Zone™ for finding the MAC address on your iPhone or other apple iOS device.

Looking for your MAC address on iPhone?

You might find it tricky to find a mac address for your iPhone without instructions but don’t worry: G5 can help! We can help you find a MAC address for iPhone, iPad, Macbook and many more apple devices. Firstly its important to know what a mac address is. Then we can look at why it is important for us to help you find it.

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What is a MAC address?

The media access control address (MAC) address is a unique address assigned to your iPhone or other apple device. WiFi networks use your devices mac address to know where to send your internet traffic, just like how the postal service sends letters to your home address. Mac addresses are very useful when it comes to troubleshooting any WiFi connection issue your apple device may be having. Our G5 engineers can use your mac address to locate your device on any G5Zone network and look at detailed logs for its connection attempts. 

Why do G5 want to help you find your mac address?

When you use a G5Zone™ WiFi network you have to accept our terms and conditions before you can use it. This is because having your permission to see your devices mac address is part of the legal compliance related to all public WiFi networks in the UK. If you’d like to know more about what information can be found about your device when it connects to a G5Zone WiFi network then take a look at our Terms and Conditions. In addition to legal compliance there are also some other things you need to do when providing public WiFi.

How to find the MAC address for an apple device

We have created some step by step instructions on where to find mac addresses on various apple iOS devices. Our engineers might ask you for your mac address if you have contacted us for help connecting to a G5Zone WiFi network. However they are also useful information for anyone looking to find out the mac address of their apple device.

In order to see the instructions on how to find your mac address just click on your device in the list below to go straight to the instructions for it on this page:

How to find the mac address on iPhone and iPad

iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch

Instructions for how to find the mac address on apple iOS devices e.g. iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch

  • Go to Settings > General > About
  • Scroll down to view your mac address. (It is sometimes listed as WiFi-address or known as the wifi mac address).

How to find the MAC address on Macbook

Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac

Instructions for how to find a mac address on Macbook and iMac (including Macbook Pro, Macbook Air)

  • Open System Preferences > Network
  • Select your Ethernet adapter in the inspector pane
  • Click Advanced > Hardware.
  • There you will find your MAC Address.

It can also be found another way!

  • Click the Apple menu
  • Select About this Mac
  • Then click System Report
  • Expand the Hardware tab
  • Select Ethernet Cards
  • Choose Mdns offload capable.

Can’t find your device listed?

Take a look at our mac address page to find instructions on how to locate your mac address on other devices.