How to Locate a Device MAC Address

How to find the MAC address on Android:

Found here How to find the MAC address of your Android phone - Android Authority

Finding the Wi-Fi MAC address on an Android phone is quite simple. However, it is buried within the Settings menu, and, depending on your device, certain buttons may be named differently.

Pull down the notification bar from the top and tap the gear-shaped Settings button (Or find the ‘Settings’ within your list of Apps). From there, scroll down and go to About device (About phone) > Status (Hardware Information). Your device’s MAC address will appear next to Wi-Fi MAC address.

In some versions of Android, a randomized MAC address gets created for each Wireless SSID the device connects to and remembers. You will then see when you open the ‘Wi-Fi MAC Address’ menu, all the known/remembered SSID’s for the device.  Be sure to select the appropriate SSID, and look for the ‘Randomized MAC address’.

How to find the MAC address on iPhone:

Found here How to Find Your iPhone’s MAC Address (

View Your iPhone’s MAC Address

To check your iPhone’s MAC address, all you need is access to the phone’s Settings app.

Start by launching Settings on your iPhone. Then tap the “General” option.

In the “General” menu, tap “About” to view your phone’s information.

On the “About” page, next to “Wi-Fi Address,” your iPhone’s MAC address is listed.

You can now use this address however you want. For example, you might use it for MAC filtering (though we don’t necessarily recommend it). This allows you to decide what bandwidth to give your specific device based on its MAC address, and whether to allow or disallow it from connecting to your network. It has other uses, too.

Apple’s Privacy Options for MAC Addresses

Since your iPhone has a unique MAC address, wireless networks can use this address to uniquely identify you and trace your locations. For example, if a company has multiple wireless hotspots around the city, and you connect to multiple of those hotspots, that company knows that it was you who visited multiple of their locations.

To combat that, Apple offers a Private Address feature on iPhones. With that, your iPhone uses a random MAC address when it connects to a Wi-Fi network. This prevents the network from identifying your phone and helps keep maintain privacy. There are some reasons not to use this feature on your iPhone, though.

The following sourced from Meraki:

Finding the MAC Address on Popular Gaming Consoles - Cisco Meraki



  1. Power on your Xbox without a disc in the system. 
  2. Select Settings in the Xbox dashboard, then select Network Settings
  3. The MAC address of the system is located in the bottom right-hand corner of the Network Settings screen (It usually has “MAC=” in front of it).

Xbox 360

  1. Power on your XBOX 360 without a disc in the system. 
  2. Scroll (if necessary) to My Xbox.
  3. On the right, select System Settings.
  4. On the next screen, select Network Settings.
  5. Select Configure Network.
  6. Select the Additional Settings tab.
  7. Select Advanced Settings.
  8. Toward the bottom of the screen you should see Wired MAC Address. The MAC Address consists of the characters below this.

Xbox One

  1. Go to My Xbox in the Xbox dashboard and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings pane, select Network.
  3. Select Advanced Settings from the Network Settings tab.
  4. At the bottom of this screen, you'll see a heading for Wired MAC and Wireless MAC

Xbox Series X or Series S

  1. Navigate to the Settings page.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Advanced Settings.
  4. Under IP settings, the MAC address will be listed next to Wired MAC and Wireless MAC on the right-hand side of the screen (this is also where the IP address and other information is located).


PlayStation 2

  1. Power on your PlayStation 2 with the Network Adaptor start-up disc
  2. Once the disc is loaded, select ISP Setup and then agree to the license agreement that is presented. 
  3. When prompted for a network type, select Local Area Network (LAN)
  4. Next select Automatic Configuration
  5. At the Connection Test screen, select Advanced
  6. On the next screen you should see the MAC address of the system.

PlayStation 3

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. View information on the PS3 system. The MAC address is shown there.


  1. Power on the PS4 without a disc in the system.
  2. In the PS4 menu, arrow up and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Network.
  4. Scroll down to View Connection Status.
  5. The MAC Address will be listed next to MAC Address (LAN) and MAC Address (Wi-Fi).


  1. Power on the PS5 without a disc in the system.
  2. In the PS5 menu, arrow up and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Network.
  4. Scroll down to View Connection Status.
  5. The MAC Address will be listed next to MAC Address (LAN) and MAC Address (Wi-Fi).



  1. From the Wii Channel screen, select the Wii button, then go into Wii Settings
  2. On the second page, find the option Internet, then go to Console Information
  3. This screen should have a line with USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address or LAN Adapter MAC Address or similar. 


  1. Remove the GameCube’s broadband adapter from the console.
  2. Printed on the underside of the adaptor is the MAC address.


  1. From the menu, navigate to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Setup.
  2. Select Options, then System Information. The MAC address is on the top line. 


  1. From the HOME menu, highlight and select System Settings.
  2. Select Internet Settings.
  3. Tap Other Information.
  4. Tap Confirm MAC Address. Your system's MAC Address will be displayed on the screen.

Wii U

  1. From the Wii U menu, select System Settings.
  2. Using the left stick, select the Internet icon and press the A button.
  3. Select View MAC Address and wait for the MAC Address to be displayed.

Nintendo Switch

  1. Select System Settings from the HOME menu.
  2. Scroll down and select Internet.
  3. The Nintendo Switch console's MAC address will be listed under System MAC Address.

Streaming Devices:

Apple TV

  1. With your Apple TV remote, navigate to and select the Settings icon.
  2. From the Settings menu, select General.
  3. Under General, select Network.
  4. Your MAC Address will be next to either Wi-Fi Address or Ethernet Address, depending on how you are connected to the internet.

Roku/Roku Express

  1. On the back of your Roku there are six 2-digit pairs of numbers/letters separated by colons, e.g. 00:0D:0A:1H:3G:5C. One set is for Ethernet and the other set is for the wireless.
  2. Alternatively, from the Roku home screen, select Settings > Network and locate the value next to Wireless MAC Address.



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