Finding a Device's MAC Address

A MAC address is a hardware identification number that uniquely identifies each device on a network. Knowing a device's MAC address helps to troubleshoot wireless issues. Typically, the Mac address can be found in a device's network settings.

Computer, Smartphone, and Tablet


Hold down the Option key and click the Wi-Fi icon on the menu bar at the top of the screen. Find your MAC address under Address.


Settings > Network and Internet > Ethernet, click the connection name, then scroll down to view the Physical address (MAC).


Settings > Network > Wired > Hardware Address

iOS (iPhone, iPad, iTouch)

Settings > General > About > scroll down to Wi-Fi Address.


Settings > About Phone > Status > swipe down to view the Wi-Fi MAC Address.

Gaming Devices

PlayStation 4

  • Turn on the PlayStation 4 without a disc in the tray.
  • Settings > System > System InformationMAC Address

PlayStation 3

  • Turn on the PlayStation 3 without a disc in the tray.
  • Settings > Network Settings > Connection Status List > MAC Address

Nintendo Switch

System Settings > Internet > System MAC Address on the right side.

Nintendo 3DS

System Settings > Internet Settings > Other Information > Confirm MAC Address

Nintendo Wii U

From the Wii U menu, select System Settings > Internet > View MAC address

Nintendo Wii

  • From the main Wii Menu, select the Wii Options button (bottom left corner). Select Wii Settings.
  • Select the right arrow to move to the second page of system settings.
  • Internet > Console InformationMAC Address

Xbox One

SettingsNetworkAdvanced Settings > MAC Address

Xbox 360

Network Settings > Edit Settings > Additional Settings > Advanced Settings > MAC Address


  • Turn on the Xbox with no disc in the tray.
  • Xbox DashboardXbox Live > Connect Status > Settings > Network SettingsMAC Address

Media Devices

Apple TV

SettingsAboutWireless ID


In some cases, it is on a tag on the side or bottom of the device. Otherwise, Settings > Network

Amazon Fire Stick

Only Fire Sticks with a remote will work. Settings > System > About > Network

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