Mobile Phones iPhone & iOS How to Change the IP Address on Your iPhone Renew the DHCP lease for a new Wi-Fi address By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated March 17, 2020 iPhone & iOS Switching from Android Tweet Share Email If you're experiencing website connectivity issues or encountering conflicts with other devices on your Wi-Fi network, sometimes changing your iPhone's IP address can resolve the issue. How to Change the IP Address on Your iPhone by Renewing Your Lease One way to change your iPhone's IP address is to renew its lease, done by taking the following steps. Renewing your lease does not guarantee that you'll always be assigned a new IP address, and is heavily dependent on router and Wi-Fi network settings. Open the Settings app. Tap the Wi-Fi option. A list of available networks will appear. The one you're currently connected to will have a blue check mark. Select the Information icon to the right of your active network's name. Various data points and settings for your active Wi-Fi network will now appear. Tap the Renew Lease option, located between the IP4 ADDRESS and DNS sections. Two buttons will now be displayed on the bottom of the screen. Select the one labeled Renew Lease. How to Enter a Static IP Address on Your iPhone You can also manually change the IP address on your iPhone, assuming that you have full control over your Wi-Fi router or have a static IP from a network administrator. Follow the instructions below to enter a static IP address, along with other pertinent information, on your iOS device. Select the Settings icon, found on your iPhone's Home Screen. When the Settings interface is displayed, tap Wi-Fi. A list of nearby networks should now be listed, with the one that you're connected to noted with a blue check mark. Tap the information icon. Tap the Configure IP option, located in the IPV4 ADDRESS section. Select Manual. A new section labeled MANUAL IP should now be displayed, where you can enter your static IP address along with its corresponding Subnet Mask and Router address. How to Change Your iPhone's IP Address Through VPN Aside from the safety and privacy benefits that using a VPN provides, you'll also be communicating with a different IP address while you're connected to one. In fact, most VPN services will assign a different IP address to your iPhone each and every time you establish a new connection.