When does the IP address change?

Change & display the IP address on the mobile phone - this is how it works

Just like a computer, a cell phone has a unique IP address. We'll show you how to display and change your IP address on the iPhone and Android smartphone.

In the home network you can find the IP in the router menu. However, it can also be displayed on the mobile phone.

Android: Find the IP address

On an Android phone, you can find the public IP address like this:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Control the section links at.
  3. If you are active in a WLAN, open the corresponding menu.
  4. Click on the entry for the network you are currently connected to.
  5. Under IP address you read off the sequence of digits.

The IP address consists of four blocks of numbers, each separated by a period. You can also find the local IP address of the Android phone in the settings:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Call the Telephone info on.
  3. Select the area status.
  4. Here you can also read off the phone's IP address.

Find the IP address on the iPhone

How to find the IP address on the iPhone and iPad:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Switch to the section WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS.
  3. Press that i symbol next to the entry for the currently connected network.
  4. In the new window you can read off the IP address.

You can find the information about a provider on the Internet even faster. To do this, simply go to one of the websites such as What's My IP or IP Chicken.

Change IP address: is that possible?

The local IP address can be changed and set manually on both the iPhone and Android phones. The setting is made separately for each WLAN. Proceed as follows on the iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Control the section WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS at.
  3. Select the network for which you want to edit the IP and open the information.
  4. With the function Configure IP you judge one static IP a.
  5. The change of IP addresses must be enabled in the WLAN settings.

Under Android you change the local IP address in the WLAN as follows:

  1. Open the WiFi settings.
  2. Call the section for the advanced settings on.
  3. Change the information for the IP settings of DHCP on Static.
  4. Now you enter your desired address.

If you want to manipulate the IP address outside of the internal network, a VPN app will help you.

Since the mobile IP address changes regularly, changes are not necessary here. For this reason, it is also very difficult to find out IP addresses of other cell phones. Here you can only find out the IP address of the provider. Elsewhere we give you tips on how to surf the net anonymously with your mobile phone.