How to Change the IP Address On Your iPhone

Renew the DHCP lease for a new Wi-Fi address

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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.

  1. Tap on the Settings icon, located on your iPhone's Home Screen.

  2. When the iPhone Settings interface appears, tap the Wi-Fi option.

    Screenshot of the iOS Settings interface on iPhone
  3. A list of available networks should now be displayed, with the one that you're currently connected to accompanied by a blue check mark. Select the Information icon, found to the far right of this Wi-Fi network's name and represented by a lowercase 'i' inside of a circle.

    screenshot of the Wi-Fi networks screen on iOS
  4. 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.

    screenshot of iOS Wi-Fi network settings
  5. 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 been assigned a static IP by a network administrator. Follow the instructions below to enter a static IP address, along with other pertinent information, on your iOS device.

  1. Select the Settings icon, found on your iPhone's Home Screen.

  2. When the Settings interface is displayed, tap Wi-Fi.

  3. A list of nearby networks should now be listed, with the one that you're connected to noted with a blue check mark. Select the information button, found to the far right of this network's name and represented by a blue 'i' inside of a circle.

  4. Various details and settings related to your active Wi-Fi network will now be visible. Tap the Configure IP option, located in the IPV4 ADDRESS section.

  5. Select Manual.

    screenshot of the Configure IPv4 screen on iOS
  6. 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 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. 

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to set up VPN on iPhone.