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How to find or identify my NEW iPad model?

Which iPad do I have? DO I HAVE THE IPAD 6TH GENERATION TABLET?!?(Updated on 09/25/2019) 

This is an age-old challenge since the beginning of time… No I am just kidding, but the challenge is real and very frustrating when you do not know which version of iPad you have.

 

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iPad Pro 9.7": If only identifying it was this was easy!

 

How can I tell which iPad I have?

For many end consumers like myself, I never think about it until I want to use the warranty, buy accessories (i.e. tablet mount, case or cover), or consider trading in for a newer iPad model.  When that happens we tear our hair out trying to figure out 1) if we kept the retail package and if we did at all, 2) where did we store it? Well let's see how we can avoid all of this frustration.

Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, when you need to know which iPad model you own I am going to help you out with some good online sources (i.e. video & links). Along with these references, which I found on the web and were created over the past few years, I will show you 3 easy ways to get your iPad model info directly from your tablet regardless if it is the (iPad/Air/Pro series) 1,2,3,4, 5th or 6th generation.

 
  

Option 1 – Read the fine print

If you have your tablet in hand this first option is the quickest way to identify your tablet model. If you flip your iPad around you will see some information in the middle lower section. Under the huge, “iPad” name, you will find very fine print. The text will start with, “ Designed by Apple in California Assembled in…”, and at the end of that first line it will tell you your model number. The model will start with the capital letter “A” followed by a sequence of four digits.   Be sure to jot down that letter and numbers so we can reference it later after I show you the other two ways to get the model number.

 

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Identify iPad Model: TIP: The fine print can be hard to read so take a photo and enlarge it for easier readability.

 

Option 2 - Let’s drill into the “SETTINGS”

The second way is relatively easy if you know how to navigate to it through your on screen, SETTINGS options. Power on your tablet and tap on the SETTINGS icon on your iPad, this will launch the SETTINGS menu. Scroll down the menu till you see the option for GENERAL and tap on that to drill in a step further. Then can click on the very first option on the GENERAL menu which is the, ABOUT option. You will have to scroll down near the bottom of the ABOUT menu to find the LEGAL option.

 
Stay with me here…we are almost there, breathe!
 
Select the REGULATORY option at the bottom of the LEGAL menu and EUREKA, you will find the model number of the iPad, again starting with an, “A” and ending with 4 digits. 

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Find it in SettingsSettings > General > About > Legal


Option 3 - It's in there: iTunes

If all else fails, you can also try this last ditch route to get your iPad model. Plug your iPad into your computer and fire up, iTunes! Once you launch iTunes, you should be able to quickly see the model of the iPad if it is connected correctly and recognized by iTunes.  

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Identify through iTunes: Model number displays in "Summary"

 

MODEL WHAT?!?

I am sure if you have read the post up to this point you are probably wondering that very questions. What does this A and 4 digits mean and how do I know what model of iPad I own? Very good questions so let me answer them for you. You will need to know the model number first before you can decode which iPad model you own. Take that model number you obtained from one of the 3 options detailed above and click below to take you to Apples support site to match up your model number with your iPad version.

Apple Support - Identify your iPad model by [CLICKING HERE]

 

iPad Models and Generations

(Reference from www.iphonelife.com)

NameModel Number
iPadA1219, A1337
iPad 2A1395, A1396, A1397
iPad 3rd GenerationA1403, A1416, A1430 
iPad 4th GenerationA1458, A1459, A1460
iPad 9.7" 5th GenerationA1822, A1823
iPad 9.7" 6th GenerationA1893, A1954
iPad 7th GenerationA2197, A2200, A2198

 

iPad mini Models and Generations

iPad miniA1432, A1454, A1455
iPad mini 2A1489, A1490, A1491
iPad mini 3A1599, A1600
iPad mini 4A1538, A1550
iPad mini 5A2133, A2124, A2126, A2125

 

iPad Air Models and Generations

iPad AirA1474, A1475, A1476
iPad Air 2A1566, A1567
iPad Air 3A2152, A2123, A2153, A2154

 

iPad Pro Models and Generations

iPad Pro 9.7"A1673, A1674, A1675
iPad Pro 10.5"A1701A1709
iPad Pro 11"A1980, A2013, A1895, A1983
iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Generation
A1584, A1652
iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd GenerationA1670, A1671
iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd GenerationA1876, A2014, A1895, A1983

 

Once you find which version you own, share it with us in the comments below, so we know you rocked it! Also, give others some JOY by sharing our post to help others.

Reviews (2 comments)

  • Gary W. Price On

    I have an iPad. Now I can try to update all my software, & get some new apps!!

  • Sherrie On

    You Rock thanks

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