Smart phones have become an integral part of our lives. So, it makes sense that we would want to know exactly what type of device we are using and the same holds true for Apple users as well. Today we are going to teach you how to identify iPhone by model number.

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Which iPhone Do I Have? Know Your iPhone Generation and Model

For devices older than iOS 10.3 it was quite challenging to determine your iPhone model. We will help you to figure out which device you have based on its model numbers for these earlier devices, while figuring out the details of newer devices is much easier.

First Determine what iOS is your iPhone running

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> About.
  2. Look at what is written ahead of ‘Version’.
  3. That is the iOS that you are running.

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Now, based on the iOS you have there are two ways to determine further details of your iPhone.

What is your iPhone (10.2.1 or earlier)

Step 1: If you flip your iPhone over and look at the back you will see a model number located near the bottom of the phone.

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Step 2: Note the model number.

Step 3: Match the model number to the device and generation from the list below:

iPhone Gen. Model Number Carrier Storage
iPhone 7 Plus A1661 Verizon, Sprint and Other carriers 32, 64 and 128 GB
A1784 and A1785 T-Mobile and AT&T
iPhone 7 A1660 Sprint and Verizon 32, 64 and 128 GB
A1778 and A1779 T-Mobile and AT&T
iPhone 6S Plus A1522 AT&T and Other carriers 32, 64 and 128 GB
A1524 and A1593 T-Mobile, Verizon and global
iPhone 6S A1633 At&T, Sprint and Verizon 32, 64 and 128 GB
A1688 T-Mobile and global
iPhone 6 Plus A1522 AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and global 16, 64 and 128 GB
A1524 Sprint
iPhone 6 A1549 AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and global 16, 64 and 128 GB
A1586 Sprint
iPhone 5S A1533 AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon 16, 32 and 64 GB
A1453 Sprint and global
iPhone 5C A1532 AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and more 8, 16 and 32 GB
A1456 Sprint
iPhone 5 A1428 AT&T, T-Mobile, Unlocked 16, 32 and 64 GB
A1429 Verizon, Sprint
iPhone 4S A1387 AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint 8, 16, 32 and 64 GB
iPhone 4 A1332 AT&T, T-Mobile 8, 16 and 32 GB
A1349 Verizon, Sprint
iPhone 3GS A1303 AT&T and unlocked 8, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3G A1241 AT&T and unlocked 8 and 16 GB

What is your iPhone (10.3 or later)

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. At the top there should be an Apple ID profile photo along with your name, tap on it.
  3. A menu will come up, scroll down until you reach devices.
  4. The first device will be your iPhone, tap it.
  5. Under the Device Info Tab there will be Model info you need.

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This is the easiest way to identify iPhone model. But if your running an older iOS version, you may need to use some of the other methods.

How to Identify iPhone Model by IMEI or SN

You can easily find iPhone model (generation) by IMEI or SN number. To do that, navigate to the IMEI check page and enter your IMEI code. Enter the verification code and click on the Continue button.

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After that, you will see your iPhone model and it’s warranty status.

That is how to find out what model and generation your iPhone is depending on the iOS installed. Good luck!