To further protect your privacy, your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch can use a different MAC address with each Wi-Fi network. To communicate with a Wi-Fi network, a device must identify itself to the network using a unique network address called a media access control (MAC) address. MAC address (Media Access Control address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment. It usually encodes the manufacturer’s registered identification number. If you want to find the manufacturer a certain MAC address belongs to, please use our MAC address lookup tool.

If you have a wireless network that you secure by restricting the MAC addresses, then you will have to enter the MAC address of your Apple iPhone in order to allow it to connect to that network.

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To figure out the MAC address of your iPhone, start at the home menu. Select Settings -> General -> About. Scroll down that screen and you’ll see a setting called “Wi-Fi Address”, that is your iPhone MAC address.

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Now enter that exact address as an allowed MAC address on your wireless network. The directions on this will vary because every router’s menu and interface is different so consult your router manual if you need help with this.

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Once you have done this, go back to your iPhone and go to the Settings menu again. Select Wi-Fi and it should display your network in the list of available networks to connect to. Click the network name to connect.