What is my iPhone's or iPad's screen resolution? 3 ways to find out

iPhones and iPads are well known for their bright and beautiful displays. Their screens are one of the most important things people love about these devices. Have you wondered what resolution your iPhone or iPad has? How many pixels are there on the screen you are looking at, that makes it look good? If you want to know your iPhone's or iPad's display resolution, read on. In this article we show you a few ways to find this particular information:

1. How to find what screen resolution your iPhone or iPad has, by checking its model number

You cannot see the display resolution values in the Settings of your iPhone or iPad. However, there are other ways to discover this information, and one of them is to check the model number of your device and find its technical specifications. If you do not know what model of iPhone you have, you should read this guide: What model is my iPhone?.

Once you know what iPhone or iPad you own, look for its resolution in the following bullet list:

  • iPhone XS Max: 1242 x 2688 resolution
  • iPhone XR: 828 x 1792 resolution
  • iPhone XS, iPhone X: 1125 x 2436
  • iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 Plus: 1080 x 1920
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6: 750 x 1334
  • iPhone SE, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5: 640 x 1136
  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 4: 640 x 960
  • iPhone 3GS, 3G, 2G: 320 x 480
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch): 2048 x 2732
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch: 2224 x 1668
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4: 1536 x 2048
Measuring the screen size of an iPhone SE :)

If you would like to know more about the screen resolutions used by iPhones and iPads, this article from Apple might come in handy: iOS Device Display Summary.

You can also find or check what resolution your iPhone or iPad has using apps that show system information. You can find a few such apps in the App Store. However, most of them are either old or poorly developed, and the information they show is often inaccurate. To help you out, we searched the App Store to find the best apps of this kind, and we ended up with a short list of only two. Here are the free apps we found that can show you your iPhone's or iPad's screen resolution:

2. How to find what screen resolution your iPhone or iPad has, with the ActMonitor app

ActMonitor is an app that shows you system information about your iPhone or iPad, and which also lets you compare it to that of other devices created by Apple. Install it, open it and navigate to Tech Specs. There you can find a list with all the specifications of your iPhone or iPad, including its screen resolution, in the Display area.

The screen resolution of an iPhone using ActMonitor

3. How to find what screen resolution your iPhone or iPad has, with the Lirum Device Info Lite app

Lirum Device Info Lite is an app that gathers and shows you information about your iPhone or iPad, as well as monitor its performance. Besides processor, memory or battery usage graphs, it can also tell you what resolution the display has. To find this information, open the app's menu and navigate to This Device -> Display. That is the place where you find your iPhone's or iPad's Screen Resolution.

The screen resolution of an iPhone shown by Lirum Device Info Lite

Do you know other ways to find what resolution an iPhone or iPad has?

These are the methods we know for finding out this information. Unfortunately, neither is as easy as checking the Settings app could have been. Hopefully, Apple will add this detail in future versions of iOS. Do you have a tip or trick for finding out what resolution an iPhone or iPad has, to share with our readers and us? If you do, or if you have any questions, please use the comments section below.