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Static IP address on Android phones and tablets

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How do I set a Static IP Address on Android phones and tablets?

Having a static IP address on Android phones and tablets can be useful if you are connecting to the device, and you always want to reference the same IP address. Normally, the IP address is dynamic and can change each time you connect to the network.

You can change the settings yourself to your custom specifications, or you can download an app from Google Playstore  called “WiFi Static” which will help you manage the static and dynamic IP settings on your Android device.

Set the Static IP Address manually:

The procedure to setup a static IP address on Android phones or tablets this is slightly different depending on the version of Android you have.

Use this procedure if you have a newer version of Android :

  • Open Settings
  • Touch Connections
  • Touch Wi-Fi (if your Wi-Fi is not turned on, you should turn it on now)
  • Touch the Gear icon next to the Wi-Fi name, or if you don’t have a gear icon, long press (touch and hold) the Wi-Fi setting you want to change
  • Touch on Advanced
  • Touch on IP settings and change from DHCP to Static
  • When you change to Static, you can enter the settings for your network – if you are unsure what settings to use, contact your network administrator

If you are using Android 4.0, then use this procedure:

  • Open Settings
  • Under the Wireless & networks heading on the left, Touch Wi-Fi
  • Find the network you wish to connect to and long press it (touch and hold)
  • Touch Modify Network
  • Touch the Show Advanced Settings check box in the lower left corner of the dialog box. If the Show Advanced Settings option is not displayed, you may need to go back a step and Touch Forget Network, and then, when you reset up the network, you will see the Show Advanced Settings option
  • Touch the IP Settings drop down and change from DHCP to Static
  • Enter the settings for your network – if you are unsure what settings to use, contact your network administrator

If you have Android 3.x, use this procedure:

  • Open Settings
  • Touch Wireless & networks on the left
  • Touch Wi-Fi settings
  • Find the network you wish to connect to and long press it (touch and hold).
  • Touch Modify Network 
  • Touch the IP Settings drop down and change from DHCP to Static
  • Enter the settings for your network – if you are unsure what settings to use, contact your network administrator

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