After unwrapping it on my birthday, one of the first questions I had was how to tell what iPhone I have. The simple packaging didn\u2019t help, so it occurred to me that I might not be the only one wondering, \u201cWhich iPhone do I have?\u201d. I considered, of course, searching for online images of different iPhones. However, Apple doesn\u2019t make significant design changes every time, so it\u2019s challenging to tell apart the thirty-three iPhone models released so far based on their physical appearance. Luckily, I found three other easy ways to answer questions like \u201cWhat iPhone do I have?\u201d or \u201cWhat model is my iPhone?\u201d. Read this guide to learn all about them:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNOTE: Some of the steps in this tutorial are only available if your iPhone is on and running iOS 10.3 or newer. If you want to know what iPhone you have without turning it on, scroll down to the last chapter of this tutorial.\r\n1. Which iPhone do I have? Find out from the list of devices under your Apple ID\r\nI found that the fastest way to tell which iPhone I have was from its Settings. On your iPhone\u2019s home screen, tap on Settings. Its icon is a gray gear, as seen below.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOpen Settings as a first step to tell what kind of iPhone you have\r\n\r\nNext, tap on your Apple ID profile at the top of the Settings screen.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Apple ID entry in an iPhone\\'s Settings\r\n\r\nTIP: For increased security, you may want to activate two-step verification for your Apple ID on an iPhone or iPad.\r\n\r\nAt the bottom of the next screen, you can see a list of all the Apple devices you own. The first is the iPhone you\u2019re using, and its model is displayed in small text, as seen below.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe list of devices under my profile lets me know what model iPhone I have\r\n\r\nTapping on your iPhone\u2019s name takes you to its Device Info screen, where there are two ways to tell which iPhone you have, together with other useful data, like its version.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYour iPhone\u2019s model is displayed under its image at the top, as well as in the Model field under Device info.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe iPhone model is shown twice on the Device Info screen\r\n2. What iPhone do I have? Find out from its About Settings\r\nThe Settings app also offers another way to tell the model of your iPhone. Open Settings and go to General.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAccess General Settings to find out what iPhone you have\r\n\r\nOn the General screen, tap on the first entry, called About.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPress the first entry to see more info About your iPhone\r\n\r\nThis opens the About screen, where you can find your iPhone\u2019s Model Name, as seen below.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck the Model Name to know which iPhone you have\r\n\r\nNOTE: The Model Name entry is only available if your iPhone is running iOS 12.2 or newer. If you\u2019re using an older iPhone, tap once on the Model Number entry, and you can see the value next to it change. The new value displayed next to the Model Number should start with an A, as seen below.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFind out your iPhone\\'s Model Number \r\n\r\nUse the list at the end of the next chapter to find the new Model Number value and figure out which iPhone you have.\r\n\r\n\r\n3. How to tell what iPhone I have without turning it on by checking the number printed on the device\r\nThe previous two methods are only useful if you can access an iPhone\u2019s Settings. Luckily, there is a way to find out which iPhone you have without turning it on or unlocking it by checking the Model number printed on it. The Model number starts with the letter A, as discussed in the previous chapter.\r\n\r\nFirst, examine your iPhone\u2019s back cover. On older devices, you can find the Model printed in very small letters on the back of your iPhone.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Model Number etched on the back of an older iPhone SE\r\n\r\nIf you don\u2019t see a Model stamped on the back, it means that you have an iPhone 8 or newer. In that case, remove your iPhone\u2019s SIM card tray and look inside the opening - use a bright light and a magnifying glass if necessary. You should see a number printed on the upper inner edge of the slot, as shown in the image below.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Model Number etched on the inner upper edge of an iPhone 11 SIM tray slot \r\n\r\nOnce you have the Model number, find it in the following list to know which iPhone you have:\r\n\r\n \tA2484, A2641, A2643, A2644, A2645 - iPhone 13 Pro Max\r\n \tA2483, A2636, A2638, A2639, A2640 - iPhone 13 Pro\r\n \tA2482, A2631, A2633, A2634, A2635 - iPhone 13\r\n \tA2481, A2626, A2628, A2629, A2630 - iPhone 13 mini\r\n \tA2342, A2410, A2411, A2412 \u2013 iPhone 12 Pro Max\r\n \tA2341, A2406, A2407, A2408 \u2013 iPhone 12 Pro\r\n \tA2172, A2402, A2403, A2404 \u2013 iPhone 12\r\n \tA2176, A2398, A2399, A2400 \u2013 iPhone 12 mini\r\n \tA2275, A2296, A2298 \u2013 iPhone SE (2nd generation)\r\n \tA2160, A2215, A2217 \u2013 iPhone 11 Pro\r\n \tA2161, A2218, A2220 \u2013 iPhone 11 Pro Max\r\n \tA2111, A2221, A2223 \u2013 iPhone 11\r\n \tA1920, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2100 \u2013 iPhone XS\r\n \tA1921, A2101, A2102, A2103, A2104 \u2013 iPhone XS Max\r\n \tA1984, A2105, A2106, A2107, A2108 \u2013 iPhone XR\r\n \tA1865, A1901, A1902 \u2013 iPhone X\r\n \tA1863, A1905, A1906 \u2013 iPhone 8\r\n \tA1864, A1897, A1898 \u2013 iPhone 8 Plus\r\n \tA1660, A1778, A1779 \u2013 iPhone 7\r\n \tA1661, A1784, A1785 \u2013 iPhone 7 Plus\r\n \tA1633, A1688, A1700 \u2013 iPhone 6s\r\n \tA1634, A1687, A1699 \u2013 iPhone 6s Plus\r\n \tA1549, A1586, A1589 \u2013 iPhone 6\r\n \tA1522, A1524, A1593 \u2013 iPhone 6 Plus\r\n \tA1662, A1723, A1724 \u2013 iPhone SE (1st generation)\r\n \tA1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530, A1533 \u2013 iPhone 5s\r\n \tA1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532 \u2013 iPhone 5c\r\n \tA1428, A1429, A1442 \u2013 iPhone 5\r\n \tA1387, A1431 \u2013 iPhone 4s\r\n \tA1332, A1349 \u2013 iPhone 4\r\n \tA1325, A1303 \u2013 iPhone 3GS\r\n \tA1241, A1324 \u2013 iPhone 3G\r\n \tA1203 \u2013 iPhone\r\n\r\nDo you think Apple should provide an easier way to tell which iPhone you have?\r\nWhile it\u2019s easy to find out what iPhone you have from the Settings app, things become more complicated if you cannot start it. Even experienced users have difficulties telling certain models apart based solely on their appearance, and finding the Model number etched on your device can be a challenge. Did you manage to tell what model your iPhone is? Was it complicated to find the small letters etched on your iPhone? Let us know in the comments section if you think Apple should provide a simpler alternative.