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How to Fix WiFi IP Address Conflict Problems on iPhone and Mac

Oyetoke Tobi - Monday, June 06, 2016

This happens to most of us, whereby you may experience IP conflict issues on you your iPhone or Mac whenever you want to connect to a Wi-Fi network. IP conflict is not a new Wi-Fi issue and this happens when more than one device on the same network has the same IP address.

You are wondering is that possible, yes it is possible? For example, your iOS device like iPhone or Mac PCs coincidentally has the same IP address. So in that scenario, Wi-Fi IP Address conflict is prone to occur. 

Solving Wi-Fi IP address conflict doesn’t require you to be a tech geek or guru because it’s very simple to carry out. Fortunately, to make it easier for you, we’ve explained detailed guides on how to solve it on both your iOS device and Mac. 

How to Fix Wi-Fi IP Conflict Issue on iPhone

Launch the Settings app from your iPhone/iPad Home Screen, and head to Wi-Fi.



Then you’ll see your WiFi network, so tap on the “i” button next to it.



Then information about the Wi-Fi network will appear. Tap on “Renew Lease” button below the information that appears. Doing this will reset the IP address of your iPhone/iPad.



You can try connecting now to your WiFi network and you’ll notice that it will connect without facing any problem. So your problem should be solved by now.

How to Fix Wi-Fi IP Conflict Issue on Mac 

Open the System Preferences. Then click on “Network" preference panel.



Now click on the Wi-Fi network you are having issues with on the left side of the panel. Then click on “Advanced” button at the bottom-right side of the screen.



Now click on “TCP/IP” tab. Just click on the “Renew DHCP Lease” button.



Doing this will also reset Mac’s IP address, so you shouldn’t encounter any issues while connecting to the WiFi network.



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