- They know exactly which iPad model you have, it's easier to buy the right accessories and, if necessary, get the appropriate technical support with the hardware.
- Since the first iPads were sold in 2010, more than a dozen different versions have been released.
- Here's how to figure out which iPad you have, guessing (and hard work) is not included.
Although it's weird to think about, depending on the cost of the iPad and the one you chose to take care of, it's hard to remember with time what iPad you have. Was this second generation of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro or the iPad iPad for 2015? Did you get iPad Air as a gift or iPad Air 2? And what exactly is this benevolent 2011 model that you're still using – iPad 2, right? Was that it?
Knowing exactly which iPad you have is important for several reasons. First, you will be notified of the capacity of your device's memory to avoid running out of space. You will then ensure that you buy the right accessories for the iPad, from screen savers to cases. Finally, knowing the specific model of your iPad is critical to getting technical support from hardware.
How to figure out which iPad you have (low-tech approach)
You can find out exactly what your iPad is, even if your iPad's battery is discharged or the thing is damaged and it does not turn on.
Just turn the thing around and see your back. Under the word "iPad" you will see a large letter (A), followed by a few numbers. This is the model number and can be used to search for your iPad website or just refer to our list below.
If your iPad is in the casing and you do not want to remove it, or if for some other reason you can not easily access and read that the model number is embossed, there is no problem. (As long as the iPad can turn on.)
How to determine which iPad you have (with settings)
This method takes a few steps but it will give you your answer without having to remove the iPad from the casing.
- Open the Settings app.
- Touch "General".
- In the next menu, touch "About" at the top of the list.
- Look a little under the label in the middle in the next menu for the line labeled "Model".
- Touch the "Model" row for a different version of the model number shown.
- A shorter model that starts with "A" is displayed – this is your iPad model number.
To take an extra mile, find out that your iPad model is before hardware problems and then spend four seconds to take it to a safe place.
Here's a list of all Apple iPads released:
iPad – 2010
A1219 for iPad (Wi-Fi) A1337 on iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G)
iPad 2 – 2011
A1395 on iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) A1396 on iPad 2 (GSM) A1397 on iPad 2 (model CDMA)
iPad (3rd generation) – 2012
A1416 on iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi A1430 on iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular A1403 on iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (VZ)
iPad (4th generation) – 2012
A1458 for iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi A1459 for iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular A1460 for iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)
iPad Mini – 2012
A1432 for iPad mini Wi-Fi A1454 for iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular A1455 for iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)
iPad mini 2 – 2013
A1489 for iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi A1490 for iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular A1491 for iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (TD-LTE) released in early 2014
iPad Air – 2013
A1474 for iPad Air Wi-Fi A1475 for iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular A1476 for iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular (TD-LTE) – released in early 2014
iPad Air 2 – 2014
A1566 for iPad Air 2 A1567 for iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad mini 3 – 2014
A1599 for iPad mini 3 A1600 for iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) – 2015
A1584 на iPad Pro A1652 на iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad mini 4 – 2015
A1538 for iPad mini 4 A1550 for iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro (9.7-inch) – 2016
A1673 to iPad Pro A1674 or A1675 to iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro (10.5-inch) – 2017
A1701 on iPad Pro A1709 on iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular A1852 on iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (only in China)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) – 2017
A1670 on iPad Pro A1671 on iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular A1821 on iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (only in China)
iPad (5th generation) – 2017
A1822 on iPad (5th generation) Wi-Fi A1823 on iPad (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad (6th Generation) – 2018 A1893 to iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi A1954 to iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 11-inch – 2018
A1980 to iPad Pro A2013, A1934 on iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular A1979 to iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (only in China)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) – 2018
A1876 on iPad Pro A2014, A1895 on iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular A1983 on iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (only in China)