By Conner Carey on Mon, 04/10/2017
If you’re wondering, “What iPhone do I have?” You’ve come to the right place. Prior to iOS 10.3 on iPhone, it was not easy to figure out what 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, we’ll cover how to tell what kind of iPhone you have based on the model numbers assigned to each iPhone generation. But if you’ve upgraded to iOS 10.3 or later on an iPhone 5 or later, figuring out what iPhone you have is finally as easy as it should be. Here’s how know what kind of iPhone you have.
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What iOS Is Your iPhone Running?
This is the first question you need to answer before continuing. Figuring out what iPhone you have starts here, since iOS 10.3 has an expedited way of figuring this out. To figure out what iOS your iPhone is running:
Open the Settings app.
Where it says Version, you’ll see what iOS you have.
Depending on the iOS you have, select either Part 1 or Part 2 below.
Users Running iOS 10.3 or later: skip to What iPhone Do I Have (Part 1)
Users Running iOS 10.2.1 or earlier: skip to What iPhone Do I Have (Part 2),
which will instruct you how to find the model number of your iPhone.
Then take note of that number and view iPhone Models & Model Numbers to figure out which iPhone you have based on the model number you took note of.
Apple recently released iOS 10.3 to the public, and while it’s a smaller update, it has some big features. Including the ability to quickly look at what iPhone you have within the Settings app. On an iPhone running iOS 10.3 or later:
Open the Settings app.
At the top, you’ll see your Apple ID/iCloud profile photo and your name. Tap on it.
Scroll down until you see your devices. The first device should be your iPhone; you will see the name of your device. Tap on it.
Under Device Info, you’ll see Model.
There’s your iPhone model! How wonderfully easy is it know what iPhone you have now.
If you haven’t yet upgraded to iOS 10.3 or 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, flushed 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.
iPhone Models & Model Numbers
Now scan the list below for the model number you took note of. I’ve very simply listed them, starting with the original iPhone and moving towards the iPhone 7. Here’s all the iPhone model numbers and the iPhone models that go with them.
iPhone (original): A1203
iPhone 3G: A1324 & A124
iPhone 3GS: A1325 & A1303
iPhone 4: A1349 & A1332
iPhone 4s: A1431, A1387 & A1387
iPhone 5: 1428, A1429 & A1442
iPhone 5c: A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529 & A1532
iPhone 5s: A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530 & A1533
iPhone SE: A1723, A1662, A1724
iPhone 6 Plus: A1522, A1524 & A1593
iPhone 6: A1549, A1586 & A1589
iPhone 6s Plus: A1634, A1687 & A1699
iPhone 6s: A1633, A1688 & A1700
iPhone 7 Plus: A1661, A1784 & A1785
iPhone 7: A1660, A1778 & A1779
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