The key to making the most of your Android device is to know how to look for its specific features and find information about your device.
In today’s short tutorial you will learn how to find a MAC address on Android devices, what a MAC address really is and why you might need to know it.
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To put a long story short, MAC (Media Access Control) is a physical address of a piece of hardware (in contrast to IP address which is software-related).
It is a unique 12-character identifier (e.g. 00:00:00:00:00:0X) which is tied to the network interface card which makes it possible for a device to connect to the network.
Each of you devices (whether it’s a laptop computer or an Android phone) has a unique MAC address.
On some Wi-Fi networks the feature called MAC filtering is enabled. This is a security measure that prevents unwanted network traffic and allows the router to accept traffic only from specific MAC addresses.
If you ever want to connect to such a Wi-Fi network, you will have to know the MAC address of your device and give it to the network administrator.
You can learn more about MAC addresses here.
Finding the MAC address of your Android phone is actually very easy!
Here is all you need to do:
In Sony the process is extremely easy.
In Samsung phones, it looks a bit different, because the MAC address is not located in Wi-Fi settings.
Tap on Status and scroll down until you see Wi-Fi MAC address.
In HTC phones finding your MAC address is very similar to how you do it on Sony.
In Alcatel it’s again a bit similar to how you find a MAC address in Samsung.
Scroll down until you see Wi-Fi MAC Address.
That’s all! You now know how to find a MAC address on your Android device.