First, let’s look at the private IP address of your Android phone. Remember that the internal IP address is unique to your Android smartphone. Try the following steps, keeping in mind that some Android devices may use slightly different menu layouts or language depending on the manufacturer:
- Open Settings.
- Tap About, then Status.
- Your Android phone’s private IP address will be listed under Status.
Alternatively, you can grab your Wi-Fi network details and find the private IP address that way.
- Open the Settings app.
- Access Wi-Fi and connect to your network (if you are not already).
- Tap the network name to view its details. You will find the private IP address at the bottom.
Again, menu headings may vary slightly between phone manufacturers, but the user interface should be more or less similar. If available, private IPv6 and IPv4 addresses will be listed together.
The public IP address is even easier to find. All devices connected to the same network share a single public IP address, so your Android phone has the same IP address as, say, your laptop or game console. But when connected to public Wi-Fi or a friend’s network, the IP address changes.
- Open the preferred browser on your Android phone.
- Go to an IP information website like IP.me, whatismyip.com or whatismyipaddress.com.
- The website will reveal your public IP address information as soon as the page loads.
Your service provider assigns it, and the address can approximate your location and identify your internet service provider. If you don’t like the sound, consider downloading and setting up a VPN service on Android.