What is Android Mac Address? How To Change it Without Root.

  • January 4, 2021
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Android MAC addresses

MAC address full form is a media access control address.  This is the address of your device which helps you to identify the registration of the device. Basically, this is the identification number of your device. So in today’s article, we are going to learn What is a mac address? And how it works and what are the benefits of a MAC address. MAC address is used to identify your device and to know your location. Every device which is connected to a network has a Mac address. So today we will talk about Android MAC addresses.

There is also a tutorial available below which you can watch and learn about the Mac address and how to change it.

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How To Find Android Mac Address

So now we will talk about how to find the MAC address on your Android smartphone. This is a very easy process, just follow the steps given below.

Step 1: First of all, open the Settings from the home screen. Then scroll down and select the About option.

open the Settings

Step 2: Now click on the Status and scroll below to the Wi-Fi Mac address. So this is your MAC address.

Click Wi-Fi Mac address

Follow these steps properly and you will come to know what your MAC address is.

If you want to learn how to change MAC address on Android smartphones then just follow these steps below. Sometimes we need to change our Android MAC address due to privacy And security. Here Some methods are available for rooted devices and some are available without root devices so it doesn’t matter if your device is rooted or not. This is a working method for every device.

How To Change Android Mac Address No Root (Without Root).

Step 1: First of all write your real MAC address anywhere in a safe place and save it. You can follow the oppressors to find your MAC address. Sometimes the new number doesn’t work so it’s very necessary to save your old and real MAC address. 

write MAC address

Step 2: Now go to the play store and search for Terminal Emulator and download it. After downloading just opened it. One of the most popular and amazing application to change your Android MAC address temporarily even if your device is not rooted.

Download Terminal Emulator

Step 3: After opening simply type “IP link show” And Click “ENTER” and it will show your current network. Simply write and save to use it later.

type IP link show

Step 4: Now type IP link set EXAMPLEIPNAME hw ether XX:XX:XX:YY:YY:YY and then your MAC address will be changed To a new number.  

Now type IP link set EXAMPLEIPNAME

So this was the simple method to change the MAC address on your Android phone which is not rooted in one. in some cases a new MAC address doesn’t work so you can change it again but make sure that you have written your old and real MAC address for later use.
To change your MAC address on a rooted device you need to download the kingoroot app which is the most popular app and mostly used to root your device. After rooting your device you can change your MAC address easily. But without rooting the device you can also change your MAC address and the tutorial is available on wikiHow.



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