How to turn off mac address randomization or private addressing on Apple devices

iPhone 13's and devices running iOS 14 or higher will need to turn off mac address randomization also known as private address.

Apple iOS 14 iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Turn off private address

  • Open the Settings app, then tap Wi-Fi.
  • Tap the information button (i) next to a network.
  • Tap Use Private Address to turn it OFF. If your device joined the network without using a private address, a privacy warning explains why.
  • The new setting is used the next time your device joins the network. If you want to use it immediately, turn Wi-Fi off and back on in Control Center or Settings, then join the network.
  • For screenshots - click here

Apple watchOS 7 and later - Turn off private address

  • Open the Settings app, then tap Wi-Fi.
  • Tap the name of the network you joined. If you haven't joined the network yet, swipe left on its name and tap more.
  • Tap Private MAC to turn it OFF.
  • The new setting is used the next time your Apple Watch joins the network. If you want to use it immediately, turn Wi-Fi off and back on in Control Center or Settings, then join the network.
  • For screenshots - click here

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Please contact the helpdesk at 816-271-4555 if you have any questions or issues with registering your device(s) on the network.

 
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