How to Change the IP Address on Your iPhone in 2024

Ruheni Mathenge  - Streaming Expert
Last updated: December 31, 2023
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Learn how to change your IP address on your iPhone to safeguard your online privacy and unblock geo-restricted content.

THE TAKEAWAYS

Like all internet-connected devices, iPhones also bear specific IP addresses to identify themselves on the internet. However, this identification comes with certain browsing restrictions and content limitations as applied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and your government. Thankfully, you can bypass these internet restrictions and gain control of your iPhone privacy by changing your IP address using a VPN. This article describes it all in detail, alongside listing several ways to change your iPhone’s IP address.

Every internet-enabled device has an IP address, including iPhones. This address identifies your device to the internet, which third parties, like your ISP, government, hackers, and advertisers, use to trace you online. Furthermore, websites and governments can limit your access to content on your iOS device based on your IP address. However, you can evade these limitations to a greater extent if you know how to change the IP address on your iPhone or iPad.

Through this guide, you’ll learn about the various kinds of IP addresses, the reasons you may need to change the public address of your iPhone, and how to do it promptly and effectively, free of charge.

What is an IP address?

‘IP address’ refers to the ‘internet protocol address.’ A series of integers distinctively identifies each gadget linked to the internet.

There are two sorts of internet protocols with distinct number formats, i.e., IPv4 and the latest IPv6. IPv6 is the latest and was launched since the IPv4 addresses are running out.

Most mobile networks and ISPs still use IPv4 addresses since IPv6 addresses are still developed and not widely used. Therefore, your iPhone will most probably include an IPv4 address that appears like 192.168.X.X or any other string of four integers.

How to change iPhone IP address with a VPN