24.05.2011 in Home > Software > Android by Namit Gupta

How to find MAC address of your Android Mobile

What is MAC Address?

A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment. MAC addresses are used for numerous network technologies and most IEEE 802 network technologies including Ethernet. Logically, MAC addresses are used in the Media Access Control protocol sub-layer of the OSI reference model. - Wikipedia

Why Would you Require to Find the MAC Address of your Android Mobile?

Need could vary but lets talk about a general situation where I was required to find the MAC address of my mobile phone and while doing so the idea of this post came up to my mind. It was when I was configuring my Wi-Fi modem to make it more secure by enabling the MAC filtering option. So I was required to enter the MAC address of all the devices which would be accessing my home Wi-Fi network.

Although finding the MAC address of your android mobile is easy but an amateur who just bought a new android phone a few days back may feel a little difficulty.

Finding MAC Address of Android Mobile

#1. First of all open menu

menu

#2. Then goto ‘Settings

settings

#3. Then ‘About Phone

about-phone

#4. Then click on ‘Hardware information

Android mac address

And there you will see your phone’s MAC Address below the heading ‘Wi-Fi MAC address

It will in a format like : 00:00:00:00:00:00

Feel free to ask any queries in the comment below.

  • http://www.tricksmachine.com VISHAL

    Can we change the Mac add to hack the wifi ?

    • http://theitechblog.com/ Namit Gupta

      No Idea Vishal :-)

  • Julia

    Can I get the MAC address if I’m trying to locate my phone? I have the original box. Can I get it from T-Mobile, HTC or Google? My phone is the HTC G2 with Google phone from T-Mobile.

  • Merlyn

    hi..how do u change de MAC address in MotoblurCliq? plzz telme i m not able 2 change it…

  • CID

    My phone is not showing a MAC Address, how can I get it and or configure the wi-fi

  • http://www.projects4mba.com sandeep soni

    Very useful … Do you know ways to change mac address of Mobile Phones..

  • Assile

    Did you know that: MAC-adresses are unique for the chip in your device and cannot be changed unless you exchange that chip.

  • roy

    i followed the explanation, but my 3com router’s interface announced me that the number is not a MAC address.
    what to do ?

    • http://theitechblog.com/ Namit Gupta

      Do ensure to add colons as it is showing on your phone. Take care of the letter case. Also ensure that you are not missing any character. If all these are correct, it should definitely work then.

  • Abester

    Is there a way of finding it another way? Would it be on the box the phone came in.

    I need to now this because im trying to track down my stolen phone. I know which building it’s in and in know it;s connecting to the web via WiFi, but I know no more than that.

    • http://theitechblog.com/ Namit Gupta

      Not sure! All I can say is; examine your phone box carefully. Or checkout your phone manufacturer website, may be there some way to get device MAC addr. by IEMI number.

  • Ciccopuzu

    thx