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Which iPhone Model Do I Have?

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Knowing your exact iPhone model isn’t always easy. You might know which type of iPhone you have: 5s, 6, 6S Plus, or XS Max, but each phone also has a unique model number which is useful to find the exact device that you have.

Here’s how to find your iPhone’s model step-by-step if your phone works:

  1. Unlock your iPhone
  2. Go to ‘Settings’ and click on ‘General
  3. Click on ‘About’
  4. You will find your ‘Model’ mentioned there.
  5. Tap on ‘Model” to show the model number

How do I find the model number if my iPhone doesn’t work?

  • If you have an iPhone 7 or earlier you can find the model number displayed on the lower back of the iPhone 7 or earlier.
  • On the iPhone 8 and later the model number is located in the slot where the SIM card tray is inserted. You will need to remove the SIM card tray using the SIM card tray tool to view the model number.
  • The original box your iPhone came in will have the model number on the lower back of it. 
  • If you’re still not able to locate the model number you can look up the model number by using the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number online. There are many free services that allow you to check the IMEI number which will generate the model number. Just make sure you are using a reputable site. 

Now that you have located your iPhone model number we have provided you with a list of all the iPhones for your convenience.

iPhone Model Numbers:

  • iPhone XS Max (2018) – A1921
  • iPhone XS Max (2018) – A2101
  • iPhone XS (2018) – A1920
  • iPhone XS (2018) – A2097
  • iPhone XR (2018) – A1984
  • iPhone X (2017) – A1865
  • iPhone X (2017) – A1901
  • iPhone 8 Plus (2017) – A1864
  • iPhone 8 Plus (2017) – A1897
  • iPhone 8 (2017) – A1863
  • iPhone 8 (2017) – A1905
  • iPhone 7 Plus (2016) – A1661
  • iPhone 7 Plus (2016) – A1784
  • iPhone 7 Plus (2016) – A1785
  • iPhone 7 Plus (2016) – A1786
  • iPhone 7 (2016) – A1660
  • iPhone 7 (2016) – A1778
  • iPhone 7 (2016) – A1779
  • iPhone 7 (2016) – A1780
  • iPhone SE (2016) – A1662
  • iPhone SE (2016) – A1723
  • iPhone SE (2016) – A1724
  • iPhone 6S Plus (2015) – A1634
  • iPhone 6S Plus (2015) – A1687
  • iPhone 6S Plus (2015) – A1690
  • iPhone 6S Plus (2015) – A1699
  • iPhone 6S (2015) – A1633
  • iPhone 6S (2015) – A1688
  • iPhone 6S (2015) – A1691
  • iPhone 6S (2015) – A1700  
  • iPhone 6 Plus (2014) – A1522
  • iPhone 6 Plus (2014) – A1524
  • iPhone 6 Plus (2014) – A1593
  • iPhone 6 (2014) – A1549
  • iPhone 6 (2014) – A1586
  • iPhone 6 (2014) – A1589
  • iPhone 5s (2013) – A1453
  • iPhone 5s (2013) – A1457
  • iPhone 5s (2013) – A1518
  • iPhone 5s (2013) – A1528
  • iPhone 5s (2013) – A1530
  • iPhone 5s (2013) – A1533
  • iPhone 5c (2013) – A1456
  • iPhone 5c (2013) – A1507
  • iPhone 5c (2013) – A1516
  • iPhone 5c (2013) – A1526
  • iPhone 5c (2013) – A1529
  • iPhone 5c (2013) – A1532
  • iPhone 5 (2012) – A1428
  • iPhone 5 (2012) – A1429
  • iPhone 5 (2012) – A1442
  • iPhone 4S (2011) – A1387
  • iPhone 4S (2011) – A1431
  • iPhone 4 (2010) – A1332
  • iPhone 4 (2010) – A1349
  • iPhone 3GS (2009) – A1303
  • iPhone 3GS (2009) – A1325
  • iPhone 3G (2008) – A1241
  • iPhone 3G (2008) – A1324
  • iPhone (2007) – A1203

What is an IMEI Number?

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When people buy a new smartphone they usually get so involved in the features and applications that they overlook an important part of their phone – the International Mobile Equipment Identity, IMEI for short. It is a special number assigned to your phone and acts as a unique identifier. You will never find two phones with the same IMEI. This number comes to the rescue when the most dreaded thing happens to us: our phone is lost or stolen. The IMEI is an extremely useful tool for tracking a lost or stolen phone. Depending on which phone you use, there are different ways of locating and identifying your IMEI number. It can also help to identify a device’s model and serial number.

How many digits does an IMEI number have?

An IMEI has 14 digits with an additional 15th digit for verifying the entire number. At times you might also come across a 16-digit variation which usually gives information on the phone’s software version as well. This 16-digit IMEI number is known as the IMEISV. If you have a dual SIM phone, you’ll see two IMEI numbers, one for each slot. These numbers are hardcoded into the phone and are almost impossible to change them without damaging the device itself.

The IMEI follows the AA-BBBBBBB-CCCCCC-D format. The A and B digits which form the Type Allocation Code (TAC) help in identifying the manufacturer and model of the device. The C digits indicate the device’s unique serial number and the D digit ensures that the IMEI meets the appropriate guidelines.

When a mobile network carrier finds out that a certain device has been stolen they can blacklist that IMEI code and block it out of that network. However, there is also a downside to this IMEI affair, if a hacker wants they could possibly track your location through your IMEI.

How Do I Locate The IMEI Number?

1. Use your phone’s dialing pad

  1. Open the dialing pad on your phone, as you would do for a normal phone call.
  2. Input *#06# in the dialing pad. You will typically not have to dial it.
  3. A fifteen-digit number will appear on your screen automatically.
  4. This is your IMEI/MEID number. You won’t be able to copy or paste it. You will have to write it down for future use.

CDMA phones have an IMEI number while GSM phone will have a MEID number. MEID stands for Mobile Equipment Identifier. It is simply a different format of phone identification.

2. Look on the back of the phone – Only for iPhone (6 Plus and earlier models)

If you are an iPhone user (6 Plus or earlier), just flip the phone and you will see the IMEI number engraved on the lower back panel.

3. Under the battery

In case you have a phone with a removable battery, some brands provide IMEI number under the battery. So just open your cover and remove the battery to locate the IMEI number.

4. Look at the SIM tray

Some brands like Apple provide the IMEI number on the SIM tray as well. Just remove the SIM tray according to the prescribed procedure. You will be able to locate the IMEI number engraved on the side of the SIM tray.

5. Look in the Settings menu

IPHONE/IPAD

  1. Open settings.
  2. Go to general.
  3. Tap on “About” in general.
  4. Tap on “IMEI”. This will display the IMEI number. You can copy the IMEI number from here if you wish to. (On

ANDROID

  1. Open setting.
  2. Tap on “About phone”.
  3. Tap on “Status” and scroll down to your IMEI number.
  4. You might find multiple IMEI numbers if you have a dual SIM phone.

6. Check the device’s packaging box

  1. Look at the box and you will find the IMEI either written it or on the sticker that’s usually stuck on the box.
  2. Sometimes the sticker is put on the opening to act as the seal so be careful not to damage it!

Are all phones made without an IMEI number?

No. Technically and legally all the phones should have an IMEI number. However, some devices do not carry an IMEI number to avoid identification and tracking which makes them illegal.

How do I check the IMEI number?

Now that you know all about IMEI numbers, you can go to on checkesnfree.com to verify your IMEI number to make sure it is clear. Also, if you are buying a used phone it’s always good to double check online if the IMEI is blacklisted or not. The link above can be used for that purpose.

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