Find your MAC address on Android OS

This article will show you how to find the MAC address of a device running Android OS.

Each device, such as a computer, smartphone or tablet, has a unique MAC address. You may need a device's MAC address when setting up features such as parental controls.

On Android devices running Androis OS 10 or later, a temporary MAC address is randomised with each new WiFi connection by default, so these instructions also cover how to turn off MAC randomisation so the device's MAC address will stay the same with each new connection to the same WiFi network.

The appearance of Android OS varies depending on the software version. If these instructions don't work for you, please check your handset manufacturer's website for support information.

  1. Open the Settings app.
    Android OS Settings app
  2. Select Network and Internet.
    Android OS Network and Internet settings
  3. Select Internet.
    Android OS Internet settings
  4. Select the WiFi network that you intend to set up parental controls on.
    Android OS WiFi networks
  5. Tap Privacy.
    Android OS Privacy settings
  6. Select Use device MAC.
    Android OS Privacy settings - Use device MAC
  7. Next, return to the main screen of the Settings app, then scroll down and select About Phone.
    Android OS About Phone settings
  8. Scroll down to "Device identifiers". Your MAC address will be listed under Device Wi-Fi MAC Address (e.g. 00:11:22:33:44:F5).
    Android OS Device WiFi MAC Address

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