How To Identify Your iPad Model Number?

How To Identify iPad Model
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In this guide, you will learn to find how to identify your iPad model. Having an iPad is perfectly normal these days, but what’s not normal is not knowing which one is? Most people still don’t know which generation is their iPad or somehow forget about it.

Knowing the generation of your iPad can help you determine how much storage space your iPad has, how old your device is, or what accessories to buy for your iPad. It’s also useful if you need any help from Apple.

Which generation is my iPad? What is the model number of my iPad? What functions does my iPad have? How old is my device? These are the questions that we will answer for you in this article.

You can know which generation is the iPad just by knowing its model number. A model number is a specific alphanumeric code of a letter and 4 digits that show that your iPad belongs to which generation.

Figuring out the model number is not rocket science. You can find it in a snap.

How to identify your iPad model number

In general, there are two ways to find out the model number of your iPad. They are;

  1. At the back
  2. In the settings option

At the back of the iPad

For this, you don’t even have to turn on your iPad. Just flip your device back and you can see the apple logo embedded on the back.

Check iPad Model Number
  • Under the logo, you can see an alphanumeric series, generally starting with “A”.
  • That is your device’s model number.
  • Isn’t it a piece of cake?

In the settings app

The other way is to find out your iPad’s model number by going into the settings option. Follow the directions given below:

Check iPad Model Number from settings
  • Turn your phone on and go to the settings application (app).
  • Scroll down and tap general.
  • At the top of the list, you will see About. Tap it.
  • Two tabs namely model number and model name will catch your sight. The model name shows the name of the iPad model whereas the model number is a code that generally starts with the letter A and four-digit numbers.

Models released till now –

There have been decades since iPads started their journey. Till now many kinds of iPads have come and gone. But some have captured the market in a way that it is impossible to leave. Apparently, only four generations of iPads are available in the market.

They are: –

  • iPad,
  • The iPad mini,
  • The iPad Air,
  • The iPad Pro,

Every generation gives rise to a distinct variety of models. Some use wifi and some use cellular connections for internet connectivity. Looking at the information below will answer all your questions regarding your iPad generations.

I have listed in detail the features of different generations and models, from which you can identify your iPad model number and see the generation of your iPad and how old it is.

iPad all generation

iPad modelModel numberInternet carriercapacityYear of release
iPadA1219, A1337 for wifi 3GWifi, wifi+ 3G16, 32, or 64 GB flash memory2010
iPad (2nd gen.)A1395 for wifi, A1396 for GSM, A1397 for CDMAwifi,GSM, CDMA16, 32, or 64 GB flash memory2011
iPad (3rd gen.)A1416 for wifi, A1430 or A1403 for wifi+ cellularWifi, wifi + cellular data16, 32 or 64 GB flash memory2012
iPad( 4th gen )A1458 (wifi), A1459 OR A1460(wifi + cellular)Wifi + cellular data16, 32, 64, or 128 GB flash memory2012
iPad( 5th gen )A1822 for Wi-Fi, A1823 for Wi-Fi + CellularWifi + cellular data32 or 128 GB Flash memory2017
iPad( 6th gen )A1893(wifi),A1954(wifi + cellular)Wifi + cellular data32 or 128 GB Flash memory2018
iPad( 7th gen )A2197 for Wi-Fi, A2200 or A2198 for Wi-Fi + CellularWifi + cellular data128 GB2019
iPad( 8th gen )A2270(wifi),A2429 orA2430(wifi + cellular)Wifi + cellular data128 GB2020

The iPad mini all generation 

iPad modelModel numberInternet carriercapacityYear of release
iPad mini gen 1A1432(wifi)A1454, A1455(cellular)wifi/ cellular16, 32,64 GB2012
iPad mini gen 2 A1489(wifi)A1490 (cellular)wifi/ cellular16,32,64, AND 128 GB2013
iPad mini gen 3 A1599(wifi)A1600(cellular)wifi/ cellular16,64,128 GB2014
iPad mini gen 4 A1538(wifi)A1550 (cellular)wifi/ cellular128 GB2015
iPad mini gen 5 A2133(wifi)A2124 (cellular)wifi/ cellular64 OR 256 GB2019

The iPad Air all generations

iPad modelModel numberInternet carriercapacityYear of release
iPad air A1474(Wifi)A1475(Wifi +cellular)A1476(Wifi + cellular, TD LTE)Wifi, wifi + cellular(TD LTE )16,32,64 OR 128 GB2013
iPad air  gen 2 A1566(Wifi)A1567(c*ellular)Wifi, wifi + cellular16,32,64 OR 128 GB2014
iPad air gen 3A2152(wifi)A2123, A2153, A2154(WIFI + Cellular)Wifi, wifi + cellular64 or 256 GB2019
iPad air gen 4Wifi / cellularWifi, wifi + cellular64 or 256 GB2020

The iPad Pro all generations

iPad modelModel numberInternet carriercapacityYear of release
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)A2378, A2461(Wi-Fi + Cellular)
A2379 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, mmWave) A2462 Wi-Fi + Cellular 
Wifi, wifi + cellular128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB2021
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)A2377(wifi)A2459( Wi-Fi + Cellular)A2301 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular with mmWave)A2460 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular)(wifi, wifi+cellular, mmwave)128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB2021
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)A2229 (Wi-Fi)A2069, A2232 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular)A2233 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular)Wifi, wifi + cellular128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB2020
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)A2228 (Wi-Fi)A2068, A2230 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)A2231 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular)Wifi, wifi + cellular128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB2020
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)A1876 (Wi-Fi)A2014, A1895 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)A1983 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)Wifi, wifi + cellular64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB2018
iPad Pro 11-inchA1980 (Wi-Fi)A2013, A1934 ( Wi-Fi + Cellular)A1979  (Wi-Fi + Cellular )Wifi, wifi + cellular64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB2018
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)A1670 (Wi-Fi)A1671 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)A1821( Wi-Fi + Cellular) Wifi, wifi + cellular64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB2017
iPad Pro (10.5-inch)A1701 (Wi-Fi) A1709( Wi-Fi + Cellular)A1852( Wi-Fi + Cellular )Wifi, wifi + cellular64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB2017
iPad Pro (9.7-inch)A1673A1674 or A1675( Wi-Fi + Cellular)Wifi, wifi + cellular32 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB2016
iPad Pro (12.9-inch)A1584 (wifi) A1652( Wi-Fi + Cellular)Wifi, wifi + cellular32 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB2015

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In the end

These charts help you to figure out to identify your iPad model via model number and name. You can now be able to get all the functions in a quick span of time. I hope after going through this, your queries are solved properly.


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