New Year for many lovers of Apple technology – this is a great reason to update the park of your favorite gadgets. An old iPhone can be given to relatives, adapted on the farm or sold at a flea market.
It is better to order a new device from resellers or to find a suitable model in the secondary market.
In the latter case, you need to learn how to accurately determine the iPhone model, so as not to become a victim of scams.
How to see the model number in iOS
Everything is quite simple: we cross the path Settings – General – About this device and see the number and model name.
Attention! This method is not 100%, if there is a jailbreak on the device, you can replace any information in the settings, disguising the older model as the newer.
This is a fairly common type of fraud when, for example, the old iPhone 6 is packaged in a 6s case or even a case from the “seven” and try to sell more expensive, replacing all the data in the system parameters. This is often found with outwardly similar models of the iPhone 5 / 5s / SE or iPhone X / XS.
The model number can be determined by the serial number, which is also displayed in the system settings. Find him along the way Settings – General – About this device and enter on the verification page the right to warranty service.
Theoretically, this number can also be replaced on a device with a jailbreak, but for reliability, attackers will have to indicate the real number from an existing iPhone with the same color and model.
Where to find the model number on the case
On Apple smartphones starting with the iPhone 8 model, the model number can be found in the slot for the SIM card tray. The number is marked on the top of the connector (which is closer to the display) and you can only make out it in good light.
Older devices were marked with a number on the back cover in the unit with service information.
What you can learn by IMEI
Another way to verify the model is an IMEI number. He, like other information in the system settings, can be replaced on an iPhone with a jailbreak, but they rarely bother with it.
Every iPhone and iPad have an IMEI number with a GSM module; Wi-Fi tablets do not have such an identifier.
You can see the number in the same menu Settings – General – About this device, and check on an already familiar page on the Apple website to verify eligibility for warranty service.
Another way to learn IMEI is to enter a combination that has long been familiar to everyone. In the standard dialer on the iPhone we type on the keyboard * # 06 # and see the 15-digit code.
Information on IMEI can be obtained on third-party sites and services:
So it turns out to know the model of the device, its color, and sometimes even the release date and the amount of internal memory.
Where else can I find IMEI
The IMEI code is applied to the iPhone. So you can check the data with the number from the system settings or check the device that does not turn on.
Starting with models iPhone 6s / 6s Plus and ending with last year’s flagships iPhone 11/11 Pro / 11 Pro Max IMEI code is applied on the inside of the SIM card tray.
The same marking method was used on iPhone 3G / 3GS / 4 / 4s. Together with IMEI, the serial number of the model was engraved on the tray.
On models iPhone 5 / 5s / 5c / 6 / SE and on iPad tablets with a GSM module, you can find IMEI right on the back cover.
How to find IMEI and serial number via computer
Additional verification can be carried out using a computer. In the case of the Mac, additional software is not required, and on a Windows PC you will need to install iTunes.
In the case of the mac on which macOS Catalina 10.15 is installed, the connected iPhone will appear in the Finder side menu, in older versions of macOS you will have to start iTunes.
After selecting a device, you will see its serial number and IMEI.
Also IMEI, serial number and model number are on the original box
If the packaging from the smartphone or tablet is preserved, it will also help to find out the necessary information. The data is located on a sticker with a barcode.
When buying devices in the secondary market, always verify this data with the data on the device’s case and in its settings.
What to do if the device is not at hand
The serial number and IMEI of your iPhone can always be found on the service page for managing your Apple ID account.
You will need to go through authorization and, when the two-factor verification is enabled, enter the verification code from any of the attached gadgets.
In the list of devices that are connected to Apple ID, select the one you need and you will see the data you are looking for.
IPhone Model Number List
For reference, we provide a list of model numbers for each generation of iPhone.
iPhone 11 Pro – A2160, A2217, A2215
iPhone 11 Pro Max – A2161, A2220, A2218
iPhone 11 – A2111, A2223, A2221
iPhone XS – A1920, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2100
iPhone XS Max – A1921, A2101, A2102, A2103, A2104
iPhone XR – A1984, A2105, A2106, A2107, A2108
iPhone X – A1865, A1901, A1902
iPhone 8 – A1863, A1905, A1906
iPhone 8 Plus – A1864, A1897, A1898
iPhone 7 – A1660, A1778, A1779
iPhone 7 Plus – A1661, A1784, A1785
iPhone SE – A1723, A1662, A1724
iPhone 6s – A1633, A1688, A1700
iPhone 6s Plus – A1634, A1687, A1699
iPhone 6 – A1549, A1586, A1589
iPhone 6 Plus – A1522, A1524, A1593
iPhone 5s – A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530, A1533
iPhone 5c – A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532
iPhone 5 – A1428, A1429, A1442
iPhone 4s – A1431, A1387
iPhone 4 – A1349, A1332
iPhone 3GS – A1325, A1303
iPhone 3G – A1324, A1241
iPhone – A1203
Now you can definitely determine the model of the device and you will not fall for the scammers when buying Apple equipment in the secondary market.