For various reasons, users may want to set a static IP on their Android phone and tablet, and this guide tells you how. If you’re not familiar with the basic idea, we’re also going to explain it below.
An IP address or Internet Protocol address is assigned to every device that connects to the internet, including Android phones and tablets. There are two kinds of IPs though, static and dynamic, and the difference between them is evident from their names.
Most devices are assigned dynamic IPs by the networks they connect to, which means their IP addresses may change every time they go online.
However, static IP addresses are more permanent and do not change after being assigned.
The video below from Acer America gives a quick rundown for changing your Android’s IP to static and is followed by steps as well.
Steps to Set Static IP on Android Tablets & Phones
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Wi-Fi to access wireless network settings
- Tap and hold on the network you are connected to
- Tap on ‘Modify Network’ option from the pop-up that appears
- Tap on ‘Show Advanced Options’
- Tap on ‘IP Settings’ (for Android Lollipop and above) or;
- Tap on ‘Static’ and Save (for Android Lollipop and above)
- Enter your assigned Static IP in the relevant field
- Save again
While Static IP addresses are helpful if you want your device to be identified particularly, they are not typically required in the general course of internet usage. If you are looking for ways to change your DNS however, our Android DNS Change Guide is what you should be reading.
If you have any more questions about changing your Android phone or tablet’s IP to static, please comment below and let us know.