How to Tell What Model Of iPhone You Have


Have you been hearing of iPhone versions, have you ever wondered what iPhone version you are using and do you want to know what iPhone version you have?

Before the release of iOS 10.3, it was difficult to figure out your iPhone’s version and model. Knowing your iPhone model can be very helpful, for example, you will know if you are using the latest iOS version, you will also know when to update your iPhone to the latest version.

How to Tell What Model Of iPhone You Have

Knowing your iPhone’s model also comes in useful when downloading a new version of iOS. Lately, some iPhone of different models might have similar appearances and physical features, so knowing the model of an iPhone is also a good way of identifying the phone before buying it.

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Finding out the right model of the iPhone you are holding is very simple, you basically just need to flip the iPhone over, look at the back panel of the iPhone case. But there are other unique features you can use to properly identify the model of your iPhone.

Open the Settings menu. Choose General > About This Device. The iPhone’s serial number would be displayed with a lot of other information like Capacity, Version, Wi-Fi address, Number of songs, photos, videos, and applications. So carefully scroll down and you would find the serial number.

Using the serial number, you can get full information about your iPhone on the Apple official website. To do this, copy down the serial number and go to

Enter the serial number and verification code in the space provided and click continue. The full information about the iPhone like its original color, model number, weight, specifications would be displayed, this would help you know if your iPhone has been tampered with.

How to Tell What Model Of iPhone You Have

Alternatively, you can copy the model number provided when you open the Settings menu. Choose General > About This Device. Copy down the model number and go to and you will see the list of all iPhones and their model number, year of production, colors, full specifications and countries it is released for. Crosscheck your iPhone’s model number with the list provided in the website and you will find your iPhone model there.

You can as well Use these methods to find out the model of your iPhone:

  • iTunes Software

iTunes is an apple software for Windows and Mac which is used to do some certain tasks on your apple device like update, upgrade, downgrade, backup, recover, reset and also import and export media files to your device. This is also an excellent way to know get your iPhone model number.

To use iTunes to get your iPhone model number, using a good charging cable, connect your iPhone to a computer that has iTunes, launch iTunes and the iPhone will be automatically detected and the icon of the connected iPhone would display at the top left corner of the iTunes panel. Click on the icon and you will be taken to the iPhone settings.

On the next page, you will find all the information about the iPhone like the serial number, iPhone model, memory capacity, and other details.

  • Manual Check

Let’s say in a situation where the iPhone is switched off and you can’t get the serial or model number from the settings menu, there is a manual method for getting the model number.

On iPhone 7 or earlier (iPhone 6, 5, 4, 3), the iPhone model is printed at the bottom side on the back of the iPhone.

On iPhone 8 or later (iPhone X, 11), the iPhone number is hidden in a different position. Remove the SIM card tray and carefully look in the tray slot, you will find the iPhone model number printed on the display side (upper side) of the SIM card tray.

List of all iPhone models updated on January 2021

Model Number iPhone Name Release Year
A2220 iPhone 11 Pro Max 2019
A2218 iPhone 11 Pro Max 2019
A2161 iPhone 11 Pro Max 2019
A2160 iPhone 11 Pro 2019
A2215 iPhone 11 Pro 2019
A2217 iPhone 11 Pro 2019
A2111 iPhone 11 2019
A2221 iPhone 11 2019
A2223 iPhone 11 2019
A1921 iPhone Xs Max 2018
A2101 iPhone Xs Max 2018
A1920 iPhone Xs 2018
A2097 iPhone Xs 2018
A1984 iPhone Xr 2018
A1865 iPhone X 2017
A1901 iPhone X 2017
A1864 iPhone 8 Plus 2017
A1897 iPhone 8 Plus 2017
A1863 iPhone 8 2017
A1905 iPhone 8 2017
A1661 iPhone 7 Plus 2016
A1784 iPhone 7 Plus 2016
A1785 iPhone 7 Plus 2016
A1786 iPhone 7 Plus 2016
A1660 iPhone 7 2016
A1778 iPhone 7 2016
A1779 iPhone 7 2016
A1780 iPhone 7 2016
A1662 iPhone SE 2016
A1723 iPhone SE 2016
A1724 iPhone SE 2016
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
A1456 iPhone 5s 2013
A1507 iPhone 5s 2013
A1516 iPhone 5s 2013
A1526 iPhone 5s 2013
A1529 iPhone 5s 2013
A1532 iPhone 5s 2013
A1428 iPhone 5 2012
A1429 iPhone 5 2012
A1442 iPhone 5 2012
A1387 iPhone 4S 2011
A1431 iPhone 4S 2011
A1332 iPhone 4S 2011
A1349 iPhone 4 2010
A1303 iPhone 3GS 2009
A1325 iPhone 3GS 2009
A1241 iPhone 3G 2008
A1324 iPhone 3G 2008
A1203 iPhone 2007


I hope you find this guide helpful in identifying the model of your iPhone. If you still have any further concerns or contributions, you are welcome to use the comment section.


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