3 Ways How to Tell What Type of iPhone do I Have?

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Today you're going to learn how to tell what kind of iPhone do I have, without contacting the Apple Support.

This is the truth about iPhone model numbers:

You probably already know if you phone model is iPhone 12, iPhone 8 or similar. But if you're downloading firmware, or want to sell your phone - this is not sufficient. You'll need the exact model number - for example A1905.

Even your mobile network operator might ask you to find out your iPhone model number when you call in to report the "sim not provisioned for voice" error.

Good thing is that if you know exactly where to look, it's quite easy (and FAST) to identify what type of iPhone model you have.

In fact, these are the exact techniques that I used to quickly tell what type of iPhone do I have.

Let's dive right in.

In this guide, you'll learn:

Tip #1: How to Tell iPhone Model Number from the iOS Settings

For newer models, simply check the model number under your iPhone settings. In fact, any iPhone 5S or later can also show the Model Name on display.

I'll cover that in a minute.

Remember that for older iPhones running iOS version older than iOS 12.2, you'll also need to use the model number list from our TIP #2 to match the iPhone model name with the model number.

For this tactic you need to make sure that your iPhone is running.

Press home button, then launch the iOS Settings and navigate to General => About => Model (or Model Number). Tap once on Model to show the model number.

Step by step tutorial on how to know what is my iPhone model:

  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap General
  • Go to About
  • Tap the Part Number

Once there, you will see the model number shown next to the part number.

how to tell which iphone do i have

Tip #2: How to Identify iPhone Model from Back of the Phone

No, it's not printed on the glass front.

For most iPhone models, simply check the model number printed on the back of your phone.

What Does a Model Number Look Like?

It should read something like "Model A1549" in fine print (Capital A followed by numbers).

If you though - "Hey, that's easy!", this may come as a surprise for you.

Text is in so tiny print, you might be needing a magnifying glass or some extra light before you read it. Here's where to look:

How to tell what kind of iPhone do I have?

Now, compare the numbers with our list below to find out which iPhone model you have:

List of iPhone Models and Years

MODEL NUMBER MODEL NAME MODEL YEAR
A2484 iPhone 13 Pro Max 2021
A2641 iPhone 13 Pro Max 2021
A2644 iPhone 13 Pro Max 2021
A2645 iPhone 13 Pro Max 2021
A2643 iPhone 13 Pro Max 2021
A2483 iPhone 13 Pro 2021
A2636 iPhone 13 Pro 2021
A2639 iPhone 13 Pro 2021
A2640 iPhone 13 Pro 2021
A2638 iPhone 13 Pro 2021
A2482 iPhone 13 2021
A2631 iPhone 13 2021
A2634 iPhone 13 2021
A2635 iPhone 13 2021
A2633 iPhone 13 2021
A2481 iPhone 13 mini 2021
A2626 iPhone 13 mini 2021
A2629 iPhone 13 mini 2021
A2630 iPhone 13 mini 2021
A2628 iPhone 13 mini 2021
A2342 iPhone 12 Pro Max 2020
A2410 iPhone 12 Pro Max 2020
A2412 iPhone 12 Pro Max 2020
A2411 iPhone 12 Pro Max 2020
A2341 iPhone 12 Pro 2020
A2406 iPhone 12 Pro 2020
A2408 iPhone 12 Pro 2020
A2407 iPhone 12 Pro 2020
A2172 iPhone 12 2020
A2402 iPhone 12 2020
A2404 iPhone 12 2020
A2403 iPhone 12 2020
A2176 iPhone 12 mini 2020
A2398 iPhone 12 mini 2020
A2400 iPhone 12 mini 2020
A2399 iPhone 12 mini 2020
A2298 iPhone SE (2nd Gen.) 2020
A2296 iPhone SE (2nd Gen.) 2020
A2275 iPhone SE (2nd Gen.) 2020
A2220 iPhone 11 Pro Max 2019
A2218 iPhone 11 Pro Max 2019
A2161 iPhone 11 Pro Max 2019
A2160 iPhone 11 Pro 2019
A2217 iPhone 11 Pro 2019
A2215 iPhone 11 Pro 2019
A2223 iPhone 11 2019
A2221 iPhone 11 2019
A2111 iPhone 11 2019
A2101 iPhone Xs Max 2018
A1921 iPhone Xs Max 2018
A2102 iPhone Xs Max 2018
A2103 iPhone Xs Max 2018
A2104 iPhone Xs Max 2018
A2097 iPhone Xs 2018
A1920 iPhone Xs 2018
A2098 iPhone Xs 2018
A2099 iPhone Xs 2018
A2100 iPhone Xs 2018
A1984 iPhone Xr 2018
A2105 iPhone Xr 2018
A2106 iPhone Xr 2018
A2107 iPhone Xr 2018
A2108 iPhone Xr 2018
A1902 iPhone X 2017
A1901 iPhone X 2017
A1865 iPhone X 2017
A1898 iPhone 8 Plus 2017
A1897 iPhone 8 Plus 2017
A1864 iPhone 8 Plus 2017
A1906 iPhone 8 2017
A1905 iPhone 8 2017
A1863 iPhone 8 2017
A1786 iPhone 7 Plus 2016
A1785 iPhone 7 Plus 2016
A1784 iPhone 7 Plus 2016
A1661 iPhone 7 Plus 2016
A1779 iPhone 7 2016
A1778 iPhone 7 2016
A1660 iPhone 7 2016
A1662 iPhone SE 2016
A1723 iPhone SE 2016
A1724 iPhone SE 2016
A1699 iPhone 6S Plus 2015
A1690 iPhone 6s Plus 2015
A1687 iPhone 6s Plus 2015
A1634 iPhone 6s Plus 2015
A1700 iPhone 6s 2015
A1691 iPhone 6s 2015
A1688 iPhone 6s 2015
A1633 iPhone 6s 2015
A1593 iPhone 6 Plus 2014
A1524 iPhone 6 Plus 2014
A1522 iPhone 6 Plus 2014
A1589 iPhone 6 2014
A1586 iPhone 6 2014
A1549 iPhone 6 2014
A1457 iPhone 5s 2013
A1453 iPhone 5s 2013
A1530 iPhone 5s 2013
A1528 iPhone 5s 2013
A1518 iPhone 5s 2013
A1533 iPhone 5s 2013
A1456 iPhone 5c 2013
A1532 iPhone 5c 2013
A1529 iPhone 5c 2013
A1526 iPhone 5c 2013
A1516 iPhone 5c 2013
A1507 iPhone 5c 2013
A1442 iPhone 5 2012
A1429 iPhone 5 2012
A1428 iPhone 5 2012
A1431 iPhone 4s 2011
A1387 iPhone 4s 2011
A1349 iPhone 4 2010
A1332 iPhone 4 2010
A1303 iPhone 3GS 2009
A1325 iPhone 3GS 2009
A1324 iPhone 3G 2008
A1241 iPhone 3G 2008
A1203 iPhone 2007

And that's it.

If you could not find the exact model you were searching for, try the Apple's Official Phone Model Information page.

Now you know the answer to question "what is my iPhone model"!

See also: Can You Activate an iPhone Without a SIM Card?

Tip #3: How to Tell What Type of iPhone do I Have based on SIM tray?

In some cases, it is not possible to locate the iPhone type or model number on the back of the phone. And sometimes you cannot read it from the iPhone settings.

So what's the solution?

Employing the quick check I'm about to share with you in this guide.

On an iPhone 8 or later, you need to remove the SIM tray and look for the model number engraved in the SIM tray slot.

Read also: Guide to SIM card sizes.

The exact same strategies and tips from this guide work for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch ID. No matter if it's silver gold, rose gold, space grey, or silver space...

Bonus Tip: How to Tell What Kind of iPhone do I Have based on S/N

If you have your iPhone serial number, simply enter it on the Apple’s official page and you'll instantly get not only the model number, but also the purchase date and warranty coverage information.

Let me know what worked for you?

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