How to turn off the private MAC address on your phone or iPad

Turning off the private MAC address on your Apple Device

  1. Go into Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Next to the SSID that you are connecting to, select the I with the blue circle.
  4. Turn off Private Wi-Fi Address.
  5. Select Continue to acknowledge the warning about the temporary interruption of your Wi-Fi connection.
  6. The updated Wi-Fi address is the MAC address of your phone.

Turning off the private MAC address on your Android device

  1. Go into Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi
  3. Select the SSID you are connecting to

Since there may be some variation on where this is located on Android devices, you may have to look through the options.  These remaining instructions are based on a Samsung S20

  1. Select View more
  2. Select MAC address type
  3. Select Phone MAC
  4. The updated MAC address will be the MAC of your phone