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 X A1865 and A1901
A1902
T-Mobile, AT&T and other Carriers
iPhone X Japan Model
64 and 256 GB
iPhone 8 Plus A1864 and A1897
A1898
US, Europe, Apple Store, etc.
Japan Model
32, 128 and 256 GB
iPhone 8 A1863 and A1905
A1906
US, Europe, Apple Store, etc.
Japan Model
32, 128 and 256 GB
iPhone 7 Plus A1661
A1784 and A1785
Verizon, Sprint and Other carriers
T-Mobile and AT&T
32, 128 and 256 GB
iPhone 7 A1660
A1778 and A1779
Sprint and Verizon
T-Mobile and AT&T
32, 128 and 256 GB
iPhone 6S Plus A1522
A1524 and A1593
AT&T and Other carriers
T-Mobile, Verizon and global
32, 64 and 128 GB
iPhone 6S A1633
A1688
At&T, Sprint and Verizon
T-Mobile and global
32, 64 and 128 GB
iPhone 6 Plus A1522
A1524
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and global
Sprint
16, 64 and 128 GB
iPhone 6 A1549
A1586
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and global
Sprint
16, 64 and 128 GB
iPhone 5S A1533
A1453
AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon
Sprint and global
16, 32 and 64 GB
iPhone 5C A1532
A1456
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and more
Sprint
8, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 5 A1428
A1429
AT&T, T-Mobile, Unlocked
Verizon, Sprint and global
16, 32 and 64 GB
iPhone 4S A1387 AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint 8, 16, 32 and 64 GB
iPhone 4 A1332
A1349
AT&T, T-Mobile
Verizon, Sprint
8, 16 and 32 GB
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!