I would like to know what IP-address my Android phone has. E.g. if I use my phone over WiFi, how can I get the local IP-address that is assigned to my phone?
ip Android 7
adb shell ifconfig adb shell ip address show
ifconfig was an annoying implementation that did not show all versions by default on earlier versions as explained below, but now it works fine.
netcfg Android 5.1.1
This tool was removed in later Android, and
ifconfig was made more decent and shows all interfaces by default, thus rendering this method useless on newer versions.
adb shell netcfg | grep wlan0
from your desktop is the best option if you're already developing for Android and have
adb and an USB connection setup.
wlan0 UP 192.168.0.3/24 [...]
adb shell ifconfig wlan0
ifconfig on Android (home-brewed?) is different from the one on desktops (
net-tools package on Ubuntu 15.10) as it requires the interface to be given.
This is also mentioned at: Is there a command or application similar to ipconfig?
You could also install a terminal emulator like Teriminal Emulator from Jack Palevich, open it and type:
netcfg. But in that case you'd be better off with some app that shows the IPs, since typing on devices is a pain (unless you've got an external keyboard...).
If all you want it so SSH into the device,
adb shell is the way to go: https://stackoverflow.com/a/34040560/895245
If you are developing a server app, the most user-friendly thing to do would be to show the device's IPs on some
TextView, which has a pure-Java method: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/494465 | https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6064510/how-to-get-ip-address-of-the-device
Router browser management
If you are at home, you can:
- connect your desktop to the router with an Ethernet cable
- access some magic vendor dependent address, often http://192.168.0.1
- most vendors have a list of device IPs somewhere in there
If your device is running a server, e.g. SSHD on port 2222 as explained at: https://stackoverflow.com/a/34040560/895245, you can portscan it:
sudo nmap -sV --open 192.168.0.0/24 -p2222
The easiest way is using a tool like e.g. OS Monitor, which shows you (amongst others) also a lot of network details:
OS Monitor showing network interface details (source: Google Play; click image to enlarge)
As the screenshot shows, this app reveals for each network interface:
- interface name¹
- IPv4 IP address assigned (if
0.0.0.0, this interface is currently unused)
- IPv6 address (if available)
- MAC address
- packet statistics (i.e. transfered data)
- a status
¹ interface names might be handled differently on different devices. But in most cases you can tell from the IP where it belongs to. Furthermore,
rmnet is mostly used for GPRS (mobile data), while WiFi uses names like
This is an old question but I think you can try this command:
adb shell ip addr show rmnet0 | grep 'inet ' | cut -d ' ' -f 6 | cut -d / -f 1
It will return your IPV4 assigned by the operator
Usually, your phone has two networks one by your telcom operator and the other from your wireless interface. These are called network interfaces.
rmnet0 should be replaced with your interface my case was
rmnet0 usually is
If u want to get the list of interfaces use this command:
ip link show
You will get something like this:
1: lo: mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo inet6 ::1/128 scope host valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 2: eth0: mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP qlen 1000 link/ether b8:ac:6f:65:31:e5 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet 192.168.1.5/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global eth0 inet6 fe80::baac:6fff:fe65:31e5/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 3: wlan0: mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN qlen 1000 link/ether 00:21:6a:ca:9b:10 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff 4: pan0: mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN link/ether 92:0a:e7:31:e0:83 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff 5: vmnet1: mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN qlen 1000 link/ether 00:50:56:c0:00:01 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet 192.168.121.1/24 brd 192.168.121.255 scope global vmnet1 inet6 fe80::250:56ff:fec0:1/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 6: vmnet8: mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN qlen 1000 link/ether 00:50:56:c0:00:08 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff inet 192.168.179.1/24 brd 192.168.179.255 scope global vmnet8 inet6 fe80::250:56ff:fec0:8/64 scope link valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
lo– Loopback interface.
eth0– Your first Ethernet network interface on Linux.
wlan0– Wireless network interface in Linux.