How to Find Your iPad's Serial Number

See if your iPad is under warranty or check the activation lock status

What to Know

  • Tap the Settings icon on the iPad Home screen.
  • Tap General > About. The serial number is located on this screen.
  • The About screen also includes the iPad software version, model name and number, capacity, and other information.

This article explains how to locate your iPad's serial number in the Settings app of the iPad. It also includes information about other iPad features on the About screen. This information applies to iPads running iPadOS 13 and higher or iOS 12.

How to Find an iPad Serial Number

Your iPad's serial number can be useful if you want to check your iPad's warranty or AppleCare+, but unlike some devices, it's not printed on a sticker stuck to the back of the device. The serial number can also be used to see if an iPad has been lost or stolen. Apple has outlined how to identify if a device is activation locked, which is identified by its serial number, on its support page.

  • First, go into the iPad's settings. You can accomplish this by tapping the Settings app.
  • Next, scroll down the left-side menu and tap General.
  • In the General settings, tap About. This is the first option available.
  • Scroll down to see the serial number for your iPad.
iPad Serial Number location in About screen

What Else Can You Find out About Your iPad?

The About section of settings contains a few pieces of information that you may find useful. There are many different types of iPad: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, or iPad Mini. If you are uncertain of your iPad's model, use the alphanumeric model to find out which iPad you own. You can also check the iPad's total and available storage from the About screen, along with interesting facts like how many songs, videos, photos, and applications you have loaded on it.

You can even give your iPad a new name by tapping the iPad's device name from the About settings.

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