Updated: What iPhone Do I Have? Find Your Model Number & Generation

What to Know

  • Apple has released 38 different iPhone models with the new iPhone 15 lineup coming out in the fall of 2023.
  • In order to identify your iPhone model number, you will first need to look up your iOS.
  • Stop wondering ‘what kind of iPhone do I have’ and learn how to easily identify any iPhone model.

Are you wondering, “what iPhone do I have?” You’ve come to the right place. We’ll cover how to tell what kind of iPhone you have based on the model numbers assigned to each iPhone generation. If you've been wondering, "what kind of phone do I have?" read on to learn what model and iPhone generation you own, whether it's the first iPhone, the iPhone 7, an iPhone 11, or one of Apple's latest iPhone 14s,

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iPhone Model Identification Step 1: What iOS Do I Have on My iPhone?

Figuring out what iPhone you have starts with the iOS. To figure out what iOS your iPhone is running:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap General.

  3. Select About.

  4. Where it says Software Version, you’ll see what iOS you have.

    Software Version
  5. Depending on the iOS you have, select either Part 1 or Part 2 below.

Choose Which Option Describes Your iPhone:

Choose from the options below to learn how to find the model number of your iPhone. Then, take note of that model number and view iPhone Generations & Model Numbers to figure out which iPhone you have based on the model number you found. Check out our free Tip of the Day for more ways to identify Apple devices, including Apple Watch modelsiPad generations, and AirPod models. Now, let's get into how to tell which iPhone model you have. 

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If you have an older iPhone, we can still help you figure out which model you have. If you’ve updated to iOS 10.3 or later on an iPhone 5 or later, figuring out what iPhone you have is as easy as it should be. Prior to iOS 10.3, it was not easy to figure out which iPhone model you had. If you were trying to identify your iPhone’s model, you’d need to find the model number and look it up. For devices running iOS 10.2.1 or older, you'll have to look at the back of your phone to find the model numbers list. We'll help you figure it out even if the numbers are no longer legible.

What Is My iPhone Model or Generation? 

One helpful new feature introduced with iOS 10 is the ability to quickly look at what iPhone you have within the Settings app. On an iPhone running iOS 10.3 or later (including iOS 16 and iOS 17):

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap on your Apple ID profile at the top.

  3. Scroll down until you see your devices. The first should be your iPhone. Tap on it.

    Select your phone
  4. Under Device Info, you’ll see Model.


There’s your iPhone model! How wonderfully easy is it know what iPhone you have now.

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What iPhone Do I Have? iOS 10.2.1 or Earlier

If you have an iPhone that’s not able to upgrade beyond iOS 9.3.5, you’ll need to locate your iPhone’s model number. You can also do this if you’re trying to figure out what iPad you have.

  • Your iPhone’s model number is located on the back near the bottom of the phone.

    • It’s in extremely fine print. You might want to take it to a window for more light or have someone with top-notch vision look if need be.

    • It will say Model: A#### (The letter A followed by four numbers).

  • Make note of the model number.

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Find Your iPhone Model If Numbers on the Back Are Scratched Off

If you want to know what kind of iPhone you have and you're looking for your iPhone's model number, you've probably tried looking on the back of your iPhone already. If the numbers on the back are impossible to read, you can try looking in Settings under the About menu. Follow these steps to see if you're able to locate the model number. Please note that your screen may not match my screenshots, but they can still help guide you!

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap on General.

    Tap on General
  3. Tap About.

    Tap on About to identify your iPhone
  4. If you see a Model Number section, it will likely show a longer number, not a number in A#### format.

    If you see a long model number, tap on it to reveal the shorter 5-digit model number that begins with an "A"
  5. Try tapping on that longer number to see if it reveals your actual model number, which will be the letter A followed by four numbers. 

    The number formatted A#### is your iPhone model number

If you don't see a model number or if you can't complete these steps due to your iPhone type or iOS, your last step should be to call Apple Support and the team members there will ask you specifics to help identify your iPhone model for you! The screen you've just found will give you some information to provide when Apple Support asks for identifying numbers. Best of luck! Next, check out our history of every iPhone model article to learn more about the evolution of our favorite smartphone.

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iPhone Generations & Model Numbers

Now use the list below to look up your iPhone model number. I’ve listed them in order of their generation, starting with the original iPhone and moving toward the newest lineup of iPhone 14 models and the soon to be released iPhone 15. Here are all the iPhone model numbers and the iPhone models that go with them. In case you want to jump to a generation, here is a way to quickly navigate this list:

iPhone (original, 2007) Model Number: A1203 

iPhone 3G (2008) Model Numbers: A1324 & A124

iPhone 3GS (2009) Model Numbers: A1325 & A1303

iPhone 4 (2010) Model Numbers: A1349 & A1332

iPhone 4s (2011) Model Numbers: A1431, A1387 & A1387

iPhone 5 (2012) Model Numbers: A1428, A1429 & A1442

iPhone 5c (2013) Model Numbers: A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529 & A1532

iPhone 5s (2013) Model Numbers: A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530 & A1533

iPhone 6 Plus (2014) Model Numbers: A1522, A1524 & A1593

iPhone 6 (2014) Model Numbers: A1549, A1586 & A1589

iPhone 6s Plus (2015) Model Numbers: A1634, A1687 & A1699

iPhone 6s (2015) Model Numbers: A1633, A1688 & A1700

iPhone SE (2016) Model Numbers: A1723, A1662, A1724

iPhone 7 Plus (2016) Model Numbers: A1661, A1784 & A1785

iPhone 7 (2016) Model Numbers: A1660, A1778 & A1779

iPhone 8 (2017) Model Numbers: A1863, A1905 & A1906

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iPhone 8 Plus (2017) Model Numbers: A1864, A1897 & A1898 

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iPhone X (2017) Model Numbers: A1865, A1901 & A1902 (Japan)

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iPhone XS (2018) Model Numbers: A1920 

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iPhone XS Max (2018) Model Numbers: A1921

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iPhone XR (2018) Model Numbers: A1984

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iPhone 11 (2019) Model Numbers: A2111, A2223 & A2221

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iPhone 11 Pro (2019) Model Numbers: A2160, A2217 & A2215

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iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019) Model Numbers: A2161, A2220 & A2218

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iPhone SE (2nd Generation, 2020) Model Numbers: A2275, A2296 & A2298

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iPhone 12 (2020) Model Number: A2172, A2402, A2404, A2403

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iPhone 12 mini (2020) Model Number: A2176, A2398, A2400, A2399

iPhone 12 Pro (2020) Model Number: A2341, A2406, A2408, A2407

iPhone 12 Pro Max (2020) Model Number: A2342, A2410 , A2412, A2411

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iPhone 13 Model Number: A2482, A2631, A2634, A2635, A2633

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iPhone 13 mini Model Number: A2481, A2626, A2629, A2630, A2628

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iPhone 13 Pro Model Number: A2341, A2406, A2408, A2407

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iPhone 13 Pro Max Model Number: A2342, A2410, A2412, A2411 

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iPhone SE (3rd Generation, 2022) Model Numbers: A2595, A2782, A2784, A2785, A2783

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iPhone 14 Model Numbers: A2649, A2881, A2884, A2883, A2882

iPhone 14 Model Numbers: A2649, A2881, A2884, A2883, A2882

iPhone 14 Plus Model Numbers: A2632, A2885, A2888, A2887, A2886

iPhone 14 Plus Model Numbers: A2632, A2885, A2888, A2887, A2886

iPhone 14 Pro Model Numbers: A2650, A2889, A2892, A2891, A2890

iPhone 14 Pro Model Numbers: A2650, A2889, A2892, A2891, A2890

iPhone 14 Pro Max Model Numbers: A2651, A2893, A2896, A2895, A2894

iPhone 14 Pro Max Model Numbers: A2651, A2893, A2896, A2895, A2894

iPhone 15 Models

While not yet released, we're expecting to see the new iPhone 15 Pro unveiled at Apple's fall event on September 12. Once the iPhone 15 Pro has been officially announced, we'll update this article to cover the new features of Apple's latest iPhone model.

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  • How to find the imei number on iPhone? In order to find the imei number on your iPhone, you’ll need to dial *#06# in the Phone app. For step-by-step instructions, read our article on how to find the serial number and imei number on your iPhone or iPad.
  • How many iPhones are there? Apple has released 38 different iPhone models including the latest iPhone 14 lineup. We are expecting three or four more models to be released in the fall of 2023.
  • What is the generation of iPhone model A1600? iPhone 7 (2016) is the generation of the iPhone with the model number A1600.

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