What iPhone do I have? How to tell your iPhone’s model, age, and more
It’s always good to know what model of iPhone you have — for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’re checking to see if your iPhone is compatible with the latest iOS or you want to buy a new iPhone case. This article will help you learn more about what iPhone you have and other information, from what model it is to how much storage you have and how old it is.
How to tell what iPhone model you have
The quickest and easiest way to tell what iPhone you have is to access the Settings app:
- On your iPhone, open the Settings app.
- Tap General > About.
How to know what iPhone you have (if it’s not in Settings)
If you’re using an iPhone that doesn’t have iOS 10.3 or newer, then, unfortunately, the model name won’t be in the Settings app. To look up which model you have, you’ll need to:
- Look at the back of your phone to find the model number etched at the bottom.
- Match the model number to list below.
If your iPhone doesn’t have the model number etched into the back, it means you have at least an iPhone 8 or newer. In that case, to figure out your model name, you should update your iOS. Then you’ll be able to look it up in the Settings app.
What do iPhone model numbers mean?
iPhone model numbers can help you figure out what model of iPhone you have. So once you find your iPhone’s model number, you can look it up in this list to figure out the model name of your iPhone.
iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019)
iPhone 11 Pro (2019)
iPhone 11 (2019)
iPhone XS Max (2018)
iPhone XS (2018)
iPhone XR (2018)
iPhone X (2017)
iPhone 8 Plus (2017)
iPhone 8 (2017)
iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
iPhone 7 (2016)
iPhone SE (2016)
iPhone 6s Plus (2015)
iPhone 6s (2015)
iPhone 6 Plus (2014)
iPhone 6 (2014)
iPhone 5s (2013)
iPhone 5c (2013)
iPhone 5 (2012)
iPhone 4s (2011)
iPhone 4 (2010)
iPhone 3GS (2009)
iPhone 3G (2008)
How do I know my iPhone’s storage capacity, serial number, and iOS version?
Once you’ve owned your iPhone for a couple of months, it’s easy to forget all the basic info of the device you purchased. If you’re a longtime iPhone user, all those models might be starting to blur together. Thankfully, you can look it up on your device.
Here’s how to find out your iPhone’s serial number and other info:
- Open Settings.
- Tap General > About.
How to tell how old your iPhone is
Fortunately, you can use your iPhone’s serial number to help you figure out when it was manufactured.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap General > About > Serial Number.
- The fourth character in your serial number will tell you the year your iPhone was manufactured.
- K/L: 2013
- M/N: 2014
- P/Q: 2015
- R/S: 2016
- T/V: 2017
- W/X: 2018
- Y/Z: 2019
If you’re looking for the basic information of your iPhone, the best place to start is with the Settings app. If the information you need isn’t readily displayed there, then most of it can be looked up by either your phone’s model or serial numbers.