How to tell which iPhone model you have

Have an iPhone and don’t know what model it is? This article will show you how to identify your iPhone model by its model number and more.

First, you need to find out what iOS your iPhone is running.

  • If your iPhone is running iOS 10.3 or later, then telling your iPhone model is very simple, just head over the Settings app and look at your Apple ID section.
  • If your iPhone is running iOS 10.2.1 and earlier, you will need to check your model number and use it to identify your iPhone model.

Step 1: Find your current iOS version

To find the software version on your iPhone:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on General.
  • Tap on About.
  • The iOS version of your device should appear on the About screen.

Check iOS version

Now that you know what iOS your device is running. It’s time to tell the iPhone model.

Step 2: Identify your iPhone model

1. For iOS 10.3 and later

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Right at the top of the screen is your Apple ID/iCloud/Apple Store with your name and profile photo. Tap on it
  • Scroll down until you see the list of your devices that share the same Apple ID. The first device is the iPhone you want to check. The iPhone model should appear right below its name.
  • Tap to select it, you might need to enter your password for your Apple ID and answer security questions. You’ll also see the iPhone model under “Device info”

Identify your iPhone model in iOS 10.3 and later

If you want more specific information about your iPhone, you can also check out the next part, which is for users whose device is running iOS 10.2.1 and earlier.

2. For iOS 10.2.1 and earlier

If your iPhone’s old and not able to upgrade beyond iOS 9.3.5 or you haven’t yet upgraded to iOS 10.3, here’s how to tell what iPhone you have.

Find your “A” number: it’s your iPhone’s model number which is stamped on the back of your iPhone. Take a look and you should find something that says “Model A####” (The letter A followed by four numbers).

iPhone 7 model number

For instance, my iPhone 7 carries an “A” number of “A1778”

If you cannot read the text on the back of the iPhone or your device is not stamped with an “A” number – With the iPhone X and iPhone 8, Apple stopped stamping the model number on the back – here’s how to find out this information inside the operating system.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on General, then tap About.
  • Scroll down to Model, and tap on it, the “A” number will appear. The first alphanumeric string you see is the SKU number. It’s another model identifier number which can give you more specific information.
  • Make a note of both the “A” number and the SKU number.

Now you have the “A” number, let’s match that to the list of iPhone models below to find out which iPhone you own. The list starts with the newest iPhone X and moves towards the very first iPhone.

iPhone Models & Model Numbers

  • A1865 – iPhone X (2017)
  • A1901 – iPhone X (2017)

iPhone X

 

  • A1864 – iPhone 8 Plus (2017)
  • A1897 – iPhone 8 Plus (2017)

iPhone 8 Plus

  • A1863 – iPhone 8 (2017)
  • A1905 – iPhone 8 (2017)

iPhone 8

  • A1661 – iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
  • A1784 – iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
  • A1785 – iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
  • A1786 – iPhone 7 Plus (2016)

iPhone 7 Plus

  • A1660 – iPhone 7 (2016)
  • A1778 – iPhone 7 (2016)
  • A1779 – iPhone 7 (2016)
  • A1780 – iPhone 7 (2016)

iPhone 7

  • A1662 – iPhone SE (2016)
  • A1723 – iPhone SE (2016)
  • A1724 – iPhone SE (2016)

iPhone SE

  • A1634 – iPhone 6S Plus (2015)
  • A1687 – iPhone 6S Plus (2015)
  • A1690 – iPhone 6S Plus (2015)
  • A1699 – iPhone 6S Plus (2015)

  • A1633 – iPhone 6S (2015)
  • A1688 – iPhone 6S (2015)
  • A1691 – iPhone 6S (2015)
  • A1700 – iPhone 6S (2015)

  • A1522 – iPhone 6 Plus (2014)
  • A1524 – iPhone 6 Plus (2014)
  • A1593 – iPhone 6 Plus (2014)

  • A1549 – iPhone 6 (2014)
  • A1586 – iPhone 6 (2014)
  • A1589 – iPhone 6 (2014)

  • A1453 – iPhone 5s (2013)
  • A1457 – iPhone 5s (2013)
  • A1518 – iPhone 5s (2013)
  • A1528 – iPhone 5s (2013)
  • A1530 – iPhone 5s (2013)
  • A1533 – iPhone 5s (2013)

iPhone 5s

  • A1456 – iPhone 5c (2013)
  • A1507 – iPhone 5c (2013)
  • A1516 – iPhone 5c (2013)
  • A1526 – iPhone 5c (2013)
  • A1529 – iPhone 5c (2013)
  • A1532 – iPhone 5c (2013)

iPhone 5c

  • A1428 – iPhone 5 (2012)
  • A1429 – iPhone 5 (2012)
  • A1442 – iPhone 5 (2012)

iPhone 5

  • A1387 – iPhone 4S (2011)
  • A1431 – iPhone 4S (2011)

iPhone 4s

  • A1332 – iPhone 4 (2010)
  • A1349 – iPhone 4 (2010)

  • A1303 – iPhone 3GS (2009)
  • A1325 – iPhone 3GS (2009)

  • A1241 – iPhone 3G (2008)
  • A1324 – iPhone 3G (2008)

  • A1203 – iPhone (2007)

With an SKU number which looks something like “M9U2LL/A”, you can find out the device’s generation, color, storage capacity, region and more.

The first five characters of the string reveal what kind of iPhone you have. For instance, the first five characters of my SKU number is “MN9U2”. I will refer to The iPhone Wiki’s device models page, press Ctrl + F while in the web browser (Cmd+F on Mac), type in that five characters and hit Enter. And it’s iPhone 7 Black 32 GB, simple!

The next two letters is the region code which indicates where the iPhone is intended to be sold. LL is the region code for the USA. Other codes are listed here. If your region code is not listed, simply punch that into a Google search and see what comes up 😉

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