How to Tell What Model Of iPhone You Have

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
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.

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 2020

Model NumberiPhone NameRelease Year
A2220iPhone 11 Pro Max2019
A2218iPhone 11 Pro Max2019
A2161iPhone 11 Pro Max2019
A2160iPhone 11 Pro2019
A2215iPhone 11 Pro2019
A2217iPhone 11 Pro2019
A2111iPhone 112019
A2221iPhone 112019
A2223iPhone 112019
A1921iPhone Xs Max2018
A2101iPhone Xs Max2018
A1920iPhone Xs2018
A2097iPhone Xs2018
A1984iPhone Xr2018
A1865iPhone X2017
A1901iPhone X2017
A1864iPhone 8 Plus2017
A1897iPhone 8 Plus2017
A1863iPhone 82017
A1905iPhone 82017
A1661iPhone 7 Plus2016
A1784iPhone 7 Plus2016
A1785iPhone 7 Plus2016
A1786iPhone 7 Plus2016
A1660iPhone 72016
A1778iPhone 72016
A1779iPhone 72016
A1780iPhone 72016
A1662iPhone SE2016
A1723iPhone SE2016
A1724iPhone SE2016
A1634iPhone 6S Plus2015
A1687iPhone 6S Plus2015
A1690iPhone 6S Plus2015
A1699iPhone 6S Plus2015
A1633iPhone 6S2015
A1688iPhone 6S2015
A1691iPhone 6S2015
A1700iPhone 6S2015
A1522iPhone 6 Plus2014
A1524iPhone 6 Plus2014
A1593iPhone 6 Plus2014
A1549iPhone 62014
A1586iPhone 62014
A1589iPhone 62014
A1453iPhone 5s2013
A1457iPhone 5s2013
A1518iPhone 5s2013
A1528iPhone 5s2013
A1530iPhone 5s2013
A1533iPhone 5s2013
A1456iPhone 5s2013
A1507iPhone 5s2013
A1516iPhone 5s2013
A1526iPhone 5s2013
A1529iPhone 5s2013
A1532iPhone 5s2013
A1428iPhone 52012
A1429iPhone 52012
A1442iPhone 52012
A1387iPhone 4S2011
A1431iPhone 4S2011
A1332iPhone 4S2011
A1349iPhone 42010
A1303iPhone 3GS2009
A1325iPhone 3GS2009
A1241iPhone 3G2008
A1324iPhone 3G2008


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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