How to Find Your iPad's Model Number

It's not as straightforward as you think

The entire iPad family: Pro, Air and Mini.

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The iPad's model number doesn't just designate the generation of iPad such as the iPad 2 or iPad 4; it also differentiates an iPad with data connectivity (4G LTE) and one that can only connect using Wi-Fi. So, for every iPad generation and size, there are two model numbers. In addition, a model number is listed in the iPad Settings in the About section. This model number designates the amount of storage in the iPad as well as the model, but the Apple website doesn't use this number to identify the iPad.

The Model Number You Need

The model number you want to know is the one located on the back of the iPad. This model number is located below the Apple logo toward the bottom of the case. There are two small lines of text, and depending on which iPad you have, the model number is on the first or second line. For the latest models, it is located just before the serial number. All model numbers begin with the letter A, use that to determine which number is the model number.

If the numbers are too small to read, use your smartphone camera to zoom in until the letters are legible. Or, use a magnifying glass or reading glasses to read the numbers.

How to Use the Model Number to Identify the iPad? 

Here is a list of the most recent iPad releases along with the model numbers:

iPad Wi-Fi 4G LTE
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Generation) A1876 A2014, A1895
iPad Pro 11-inch A1980 A2013, A1934
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd Generation) A1670 A1671
iPad Pro 10.5-inch A1701 A1709
iPad 5th Generation A1822 A1823
iPad Pro 9.7-inch A1673 A1674, A1675
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st Generation) A1584 A1652
iPad Air 2 A1566 A1667
iPad Air A1474 A1475
iPad Mini 4 A1538 A1550
iPad Mini 3 A1599 A1600
iPad Mini 2 A1489 A1490

Is your iPad model number not on this list? Cross-check the big list of iPad models and model numbers, which also contains basic information about each iPad model. Feel free to use these descriptions in an eBay or Craigslist listing.

Are You Selling Your iPad?

Because of the nature of trade-in programs, you won't get the best value for your iPad through a trade-in program, but they are a hassle-free way to get some money for your iPad. You need to know the iPad model to determine how much money you can get for it.

If you sell an iPad on Craigslist or to a friend, use eBay's completed sales to get an idea of how much similar iPads are going for on the market. To find these prices on eBay, click the Advanced link next to the search button. Limit the results to Sold Listings and not Completed Listings, which includes items that did not sell. 

Get more tips on how to sell your iPad.