Knowing your IP address is easier than it looks, so in this article, we’ll show you how to know your public and private IP address of your phone.
If you are connected to the internet from Android, you can use your web browser to find your public IP address. And to know the private IP address you can use the configuration options of your mobile phone to see the address assigned to you by the router.
What is an IP address?
The IP address is a number that identifies all devices connected to the Internet such as a computer, tablet or smartphone. Currently, there are 2 types of IP addresses: public and private.
Nobody can surf the net without an IP and no web page can be online without an associated IP. In fact, when you write an address like “www.google.com”, what the browser does is translate that text into an IP address to connect to the Google page and access its contents.
What is the IP of a mobile phone for?
A public IP is the address assigned by the telephone company and is used to identify you on the Internet when you connect. These IPs tend to be dynamic and change every time you turn on your phone.
And on the other hand, there are private IPs, which are those used in private networks such as the one you create at home by connecting different devices via your WiFi. When you do, every device such as your printer, your router or smartphone has its own IP, so there are no conflicts, each of them has a different IP.
Knowing this can be very useful when setting up a security system in your home and when you want to block devices connected to your WiFi network.
Therefore, you can remotely connect to your work server if you have a VPN because the connection is private and both devices are part of the same system.
How to know the IP address of my Android phone
To find out the private IP address of your Android phone, go to Settings > Device Information (or Phone Information)> Status. You will see the IP address of your phone, in addition to the IMEI number and MAC WiFi address.
How to know the IP of my iPhone
This process may vary depending on whether the iPhone is connected to a WiFi network or is using the mobile data connection.
To know the IP of an iPhone when it is connected to a WiFi network. You can search for the IP address as follows:
- Open the configuration application.
- Click on the Wi-Fi option.
- In the network, you’re connected to, click “i” Info.
- Then your private IP address will be displayed in “DHCP“.
If you want to know your IP when you are connected to the mobile network? The telephony provider dynamically assigns these addresses to the phones each time you make the first connection of the day.
You can find your public IP address by accessing various online services from your phone’s web browser. In addition, further information such as the port number, the name of your provider, the access region and the private IP can be obtained.