MAC address (Media Access Control) is a unique 12 character identifier for a specific hardware device in your network. When you use an Android phone or tablet to join a Wi-Fi connection, your devices can be recognized and identified by other devices in the network through the MAC address. How to find MAC Address on Android Phone? The menu screens for a specific Android phone may vary slightly in terminology, as you know Android is the most popular mobile phone and tablet OS used by many vendors like Motorola, Samsung, HTC, etc. However the instructions to find out MAC Address on Android Phone and tablets are almost the same.
Find MAC Address on Android Phone
- Open Settings on your Android phone.
- Select About Phone, About or About Device from the settings list.
- Select Hardware Information, Phone identity or Status.
- Look for Wi-Fi MAC Address or WLAN MAC Address on the list that appears.
It is almost the same to find MAC address on an Android tablets.
Update: This post was originally published in 2013. It has been updated in 2017 to reflect new features and changes of Android.