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.

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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:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General > About.
Screenshots: How to find out what iPhone you have from the Settings

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:

  1. Look at the back of your phone to find the model number etched at the bottom.
  2. 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)

  • A2161 
  • A2218
  • A2220 

iPhone 11 Pro (2019)

  • A2160
  • A2215
  • A2217 

iPhone 11 (2019)

  • A2111 
  • A2112 
  • A2113 

iPhone XS Max (2018)

  • A1921
  • A2101

iPhone XS (2018)

  • A1920 
  • A2097

iPhone XR (2018)

  • A1984

iPhone X (2017)

  • A1865
  • A1901

iPhone 8 Plus (2017)

  • A1864 
  • A1897

iPhone 8 (2017)

  • A1863
  • A1905

iPhone 7 Plus (2016)

  • A1661
  • A1784
  • A1785
  • A1786

iPhone 7 (2016)

  • A1660 
  • A1778
  • A1779
  • A1780

iPhone SE (2016)

  • A1662
  • A1723
  • A1724 

iPhone 6s Plus (2015)

  • A1634 
  • A1687
  • A1690
  • A1699 

iPhone 6s (2015)

  • A1633 
  • A1688
  • A1691
  • A1700

iPhone 6 Plus (2014)

  • A1522
  • A1524
  • A1593 

iPhone 6 (2014)

  • A1549
  • A1586
  • A1589

iPhone 5s (2013)

  • A1453
  • A1457
  • A1518
  • A1528 
  • A1530
  • A1533

iPhone 5c (2013)

  • A1456 
  • A1507
  • A1516
  • A1526 
  • A1529
  • A1532 

iPhone 5 (2012)

  • A1428 
  • A1429
  • A1442

iPhone 4s (2011)

  • A1387
  • A1431

iPhone 4 (2010)

  • A1332
  • A1349 

iPhone 3GS (2009)

  • A1303
  • A1325

iPhone 3G (2008)

  • A1241
  • A1324

iPhone (2007)

  • A1203

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:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. 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.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General > About > Serial Number.
  3. 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.

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