How to Change the IP Address on Your iPhone

Renew the DHCP lease for a new Wi-Fi address

When you have trouble connecting to the web or encounter conflicts with other devices on your Wi-Fi network, changing your iPhone's IP address can sometimes resolve the issue. You can request a new IP address from your router or manually enter a static IP address.

Instructions in this article apply to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices with iOS 11 or later.

How to Change the IP Address on iPhone by Renewing the Lease

Take the following steps to request a new IP address for your iPhone from your router:

Renewing your DHCP lease does not guarantee that you're always assigned a new IP address. It is dependent on the router and Wi-Fi network settings.

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. In the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi.

  3. A list of available networks appears. The one you're currently connected to has a blue checkmark. Tap the Information (i) icon to the right of the network name.

    The info button on a Wi-Fi network
  4. Various data points and settings for your active Wi-Fi network appear. Tap Renew Lease.

  5. Tap Renew Lease again at the bottom of the screen.

    The Renew Lease command and confirmation

How to Enter a Static IP Address on Your iPhone

You can also manually change the IP address on your iPhone. However, you must have control over your Wi-Fi router (or have a static IP from a network administrator). Follow these instructions to enter a static IP address for your iOS device:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. In the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi.

  3. A list of nearby networks appears. The one you're connected to is noted with a blue checkmark. Tap the Information (i) icon to the right of the network name.

    The info button on a Wi-Fi network
  4. Tap Configure IP.

  5. Tap Manual.

  6. A new section labeled Manual IP displays. Enter your static IP address and its corresponding Subnet Mask and Router address.

    Setting an IP address manually on an iPhone

How to Change Your iPhone's IP Address Through VPN

Most VPN services assign a different IP address to your iPhone each time you establish a new connection. If you use a VPN, disconnect and reconnect to the internet for a new IP address.