A lot of the iPhones look the same so for the naked eye it might be hard to see which version you have in your hand. Identifying which iPhone you have is a simple process that can be done in a few steps. Here’s how:
- Look at the model number: The model number is located on the back of the device and starts with “A”. The first two digits after the “A” indicate the iPhone model. For example, if the model number is “A1778”, it is an iPhone 7. This step is not possible from iPhones 11 and newer.
- Check the software version: Go to “Settings” > “General” > “About” to find the software version of your iPhone. The software version can help you determine the model if you’re not sure. This step is of course only possible if you can unlock to phone.
- Check the physical characteristics: Different iPhone models have distinct physical characteristics that can help you identify the model. For example, the iPhone 5 has a 4-inch display, while the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display.
- Use a third-party website: There are several websites, such as iGot an iPhone, that can help you determine the model of your iPhone based on its serial number.
By following these steps, you can easily determine which iPhone model you have. Knowing the model can help you find specific information, such as technical specifications and compatible accessories, for your device.