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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by OM2, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. OM2

    OM2 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there a widget/app to show current IP address?

    I need something to show my current IP address.

    I've tried a few - but none work
    I have Android 9 with Mui11
     

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  2. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
    VIP Member

    Do you mean your internal IP address, such as 192.168.1.123, or your Internet IP address, e.g., 216.75.876.119?
     
  3. OM2

    OM2 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I want my internet address: e.g., 216.75.876.119

    Any suggestions? Seems to simple.

    This one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.dieterthiess.ipwidget
    It's great. It stops working after a while. When it stops working, it just stops working - even if you unistall and reinstall.

    This one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.martinschultz.ipview
    Worked once. But always now, when I use, doesn't work.

    It's pants. Such a simple thing.
    I have to launch Chrome and use a Google search: What's my ip to get the IP
     
  4. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    I have a solution--but it's very convoluted and I don't think you'll be happy with it.

    Install Speedtest. Then, using your launcher's widget function, create an "activities" widget for Speedtest.

    Now you have a widget that will give you both of your IP addresses...but only after running a speed test and checking its results.

    It'll work, and unless there's just something really odd going on with your device, it'll work consistently. But it won't do what I think you want, i.e., press a button and see your IP address just like that.

    Hopefully, a better solution will come along. :)
     
  5. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member

    My solution (it isn't free) is PIA - Private Internet Access VPN service. Not only is it a super-stable VPN (I use this account for both our phones, our tablet and my PC), but I can see my actual IP address and my VPN IP address.
     
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  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    If you can't find a widget that works consistently this is just a workaround. Make a shortcut for the site you want to go to.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/196087/how-to-add-websites-to-the-home-screen-on-any-smartphone-or-tablet/
    Start up Chrome, go to the https://whatsmyip.com/ site, open the menu button, select 'Add to homescreen' and that should save an icon the screen. Then you just need to tap on that icon to automatically launch Chrome to that web site.
    You still have to tap on something to see what you want so this is just saving you a few extra steps. Not as readily available as a widget but also don't forget that every widget you add is something that is constantly running in the background as every widget has to be polling its respective app to keep the displayed information current. It's a minimal battery draw but still a factor.
     
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