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What iPhone do I have?

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What model is my iPhone? It’s not a silly question. A lot of iPhones look the same, plus it’s easy to forget names and numbers – especially if you got your iPhone from a friend or family member. So, let us help you find out which iPhone you own with this quick guide….

How to check settings to identify your iPhone model

The fastest way to tell which iPhone I have is from its Settings. Here’s one way of doing it:

  • Head to Settings. Tap the Settings app on your iPhone Home screen. It’s the grey gear icon.

  • Tap your Apple ID profile. It’s at the top of the Settings screen. Then at the bottom of the next screen, you can see a list of all the Apple devices you own. The first is the iPhone you’re using, with the model written in a slightly smaller font.

  • Tap your iPhone model name for more info. This takes you to the Device Info screen, which tells you the iPhone model you have, together with other useful data like the iOS version.

Here’s another way of using the Settings app to find out your iPhone model:

Tap the Settings app > General > About.

This opens the About screen, where you can find your iPhone’s Model Name.

NOTE: This Model Name is only available if your iPhone is running iOS 12.2 or newer (it was released in January 2019). If you’re using an iPhone with an older iOS version, you should locate the ‘A’ number and use it to find the model name…

How to locate the ‘A’ model number on your iPhone

Here’s how to identify your iPhone by finding its ‘A’ number:

Tap the Settings app > General > About.

Then tap on your iPhone’s Model Number, and you’ll see the value next to it change to something starting with the letter A. Now find it in this list to identify your iPhone:

A2849, A3105, A3108, A3106 - iPhone 15 Pro Max

A2848, A3101, A3104, A3102 - iPhone 15 Pro

A2847, A3093, A3096, A3094 - iPhone 15 Plus

A2846, A3089, A3092, A3090 - Apple iPhone 15

A2651, A2893, A2894, A2895, A2896 - iPhone 14 Pro Max

A2650, A2889, A2890, A2891, A2892 - iPhone 14 Pro

A2632, A2885, A2886, A2887, A2888 - iPhone 14 Plus

A2649, A2881, A2882, A2883, A2884 - iPhone 14

A2595, A2782, A2783, A2784, A2785 - iPhone SE (3rd generation)

A2484, A2641, A2643, A2644, A2645 - iPhone 13 Pro Max

A2483, A2636, A2638, A2639, A2640 - iPhone 13 Pro

A2482, A2631, A2633, A2634, A2635 - iPhone 13

A2481, A2626, A2628, A2629, A2630 - iPhone 13 mini

A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412 – iPhone 12 Pro Max

A2341, A2406, A2407, A2408 – iPhone 12 Pro

A2172, A2402, A2403, A2404 – iPhone 12

A2176, A2398, A2399, A2400 – iPhone 12 mini

A2275, A2296, A2298 – iPhone SE (2nd generation)

A2160, A2215, A2217 – iPhone 11 Pro

A2161, A2218, A2220 – iPhone 11 Pro Max

A2111, A2221, A2223 – iPhone 11

A1920, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2100 – iPhone XS

A1921, A2101, A2102, A2103, A2104 – iPhone XS Max

A1984, A2105, A2106, A2107, A2108 – iPhone XR

A1865, A1901, A1902 – iPhone X

A1863, A1905, A1906 – iPhone 8

A1864, A1897, A1898 – iPhone 8 Plus

A1660, A1778, A1779 – iPhone 7

A1661, A1784, A1785 – iPhone 7 Plus

A1633, A1688, A1700 – iPhone 6s

A1634, A1687, A1699 – iPhone 6s Plus

A1549, A1586, A1589 – iPhone 6

A1522, A1524, A1593 – iPhone 6 Plus

A1662, A1723, A1724 – iPhone SE (1st generation)

A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530, A1533 – iPhone 5s

A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532 – iPhone 5c

A1428, A1429, A1442 – iPhone 5

A1387, A1431 – iPhone 4s

A1332, A1349 – iPhone 4

A1325, A1303 – iPhone 3GS

A1241, A1324 – iPhone 3G

A1203 – iPhone

How to physically identify your iPhone model

Checking settings is the best way of finding out your iPhone model, but a careful look at your iPhone can also do the trick.

And when we say careful, we mean careful. It’s not so easy to work out the differences between iPhone models. The designs between iPhone 12 and iPhone 15 are pretty similar - but there are a few giveaway clues to the model type if you know what you’re looking for.

First, take a look at the back cover of your iPhone. On older phones (before iPhone 8), you’ll be able to see the A-number printed in very small font near the bottom of it.

If you don’t see the A-number on the back cover, it means that you’ve got an iPhone 8 or newer where the A-number is printed in the SIM tray slot. So open it, and look just inside the opening. You should see the A-number printed on the upper inner edge of the slot, but it’s quite tricky to spot - you might even need a torch and magnifying glass to see it properly.

Once you have the A-number, find your iPhone in the above list!

Need any more help?

Fancy learning more about your Apple smartphone? Check out our handy articles on how to change the ringtone on your iPhone, how to set a passcode on an iPhone and how to delete contacts on an iPhone.

Is there anything else you’d like to know about choosing a new phone or mobile phone accessories? Take a look at the 10 truths you need to know about your phone, or find out what to do with your old phone. If you want to talk to an expert, feel free to pop into one of our stores for a chat.

Thinking about upgrading your iPhone? We’ve got some great iPhones at Currys, including the iPhone 15 family.

It pays to trade-in. Ker-ching!

We offer trade-in for most types and makes of devices, even if they’re damaged and non-working.

If you’re interested, head to our trade-in page and check that your old tech is eligible for trade-in. You’ll also see a handy calculator that will give you an instant valuation.

Then bring your device to one of our stores and we’ll confirm its value, take it off your hands, and give you a gift card to spend on the tech you really want. Easy.

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