Which iPad Do I Have? How to Check iPad Generation and Model

In Short
  • To check the iPad generation, look for the Model Number in the Settings app or at the back of your tablet.
  • You can also check external characteristics like the presence of the Home Button or the number of rear cameras to know which iPad you have.
  • Once you have the Model Number, you can use the tables to check which generation is your iPad.

If you want to check which generation your iPad is, you’ve landed at the right place. Knowing the exact iPad generation helps you understand how old your iPad is, what the compatible accessories are, which features would work on your device, and other stuff. Apple released its first iPad model all the way back in 2010, and since then, it has launched over 25 different models across iPad generations. If you bought an iPad long ago, you might have forgotten which iPad model you own. In this article, we’ll tell you how to find your iPad’s model number and use it to check the iPad generation. So, let’s figure out which iPad you have.

How to Find iPad Model Number

To find out exactly which iPad you have, you should know the model number of your tablet. Every iPad generation has a unique model number that denotes what iPad it is, when it was made, and other details. There are three ways to find the iPad model. We’ve discussed all of them below.

Method 1: Using the Settings app

If your iPad is working all fine, with the display turned on, you can head to the Settings app to know which iPad you’re using. It’s a super easy way to identify the model. Here’s how you do it:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPad and navigate to the General section.
  • Tap on About, the very first option in the list.
  • Here, you’ll see the Model Name and Model Number tabs.
  • The Model Name will tell you the name and the screen size of your iPad. Bear in mind that multiple iPad units can have this model name. So, it’s not unique to your iPad.
  • On the flip side, the model number that begins with A is unique to your iPad. So, it can help you check which generation is your iPad. If the number has a “/” (slash), tap on it to reveal the complete model number. Once you know the model number of your iPad, head to the next section to know the generation of your iPad.
iPad Model Number

Method 2: Check the Back of your iPad

If your iPad won’t turn on and you’re stuck will charging issues on your iPad, you can still know which iPad you own. Simply turn over your iPad to see its back. Underneath the Apple logo, you’ll see the word “Model” followed by a short code that starts with A. That’s the model number of your iPad.

Image source: Apple

All iPad Generations and Models

Now that you have the model number, use it to find what iPad you have. Since every iPad generation has a unique model number which distinguishes it from the rest of the iPad lineup, you should face any issues to check which iPad generation you have. Use the below tables to check your iPad version. To do it quickly, press Command + F on your Mac or Ctrl + F on a Windows laptop and enter the model number to check the iPad generation.

For easier understanding, we’ve made four tables according to the iPad type- iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

Every iPad Generation & Model

iPad Model Name & GenerationYear of ReleaseModel Number
iPad2010A1219 for WiFi
A1337 for Wi-Fi + 3G
iPad (2nd generation)2011A1395 for Wi-Fi, A1396 for GSM,
A1397 for CDMA model
iPad (3rd generation)early 2012A1416 for Wi-Fi
A1430 or A1403 for Wi-Fi+Cellular
iPad (4th generation)late 2012A1458 for Wi-Fi
A1459 or A1460 for Wi-Fi+Cellular
iPad (5th generation)2017A1822 for Wi-Fi
A1823 for Wi-Fi+Cellular
iPad (6th generation)2018A1893 for Wi-Fi
A1954 for Wi-Fi+Cellular
iPad (7th generation)2019A2197 for Wi-Fi
A2200 or A2198  for Wi-Fi+Cellular
iPad (8th generation)2020A2270 for Wi-Fi
A2428, A2429, or A2430 for Wi-Fi+Cellular
iPad (9th generation)2021A2602 for Wi-Fi
A2604, A2603, or A2605 for Wi-Fi+Cellular
iPad (10th generation)2022A2696 for Wi-Fi
A2757, A2777, or A3162 for Wi-Fi+Cellular
Every iPad Generation and Model Numbers

Every iPad Mini Generation & Model

iPad mini Model & GenerationYear of ReleaseModel Number
iPad mini2012A1432 for Wi-Fi
A1454, A1455 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad mini 2 (2nd generation)Late 2013 & early 2014A1489 for Wi-Fi, A1490 for Wi-Fi + Cellular, A1491 for Wi-Fi + Cellular (TD-LTE)
iPad mini 3 (3rd generation)Late 2014A1599 for Wi-Fi
A1600 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad mini 4 (4th generation)Late 2015A1538 for Wi-Fi
A1550 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad mini (5th generation)2019A2133 for Wi-Fi
A2124, A2126, A2125 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad mini (6th generation)2021A2567 for Wi-Fi
A2568, A2569 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
Every iPad mini Generation and Model numbers

Every iPad Air Generation & Model

iPad Air Model & GenerationYear of ReleaseModel Number
iPad AirLate 2013 & early 2013A1474 for Wi-Fi, A1475 for Wi-Fi + Cellular, A1476 for Wi-Fi + Cellular (TD-LTE)
iPad Air 2 (2nd generation)Late 2014A1566 for Wi-Fi
A1567 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Air (3rd generation)2019A2152 for Wi-Fi
A2123, A2153, A2154 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Air (4th generation)2020A2316 for Wi-Fi
A2324, A2325, A2072 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Air (5th generation)2022A2588 for Wi-Fi
A2589, A2591 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
Every iPad mini Generation and Model Number

Every iPad Pro Generation & Model

iPad Pro Model & GenerationYear of ReleaseModel Number
iPad Pro (12.9-inch )2015A1584 for Wi-Fi
A1652 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro (9.7-inch)2016A1673 for Wi-Fi
A1674, A1675 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro (10.5-inch)2017A1701 for Wi-Fi
A1709, A1852 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)2017A1670 for Wi-Fi
A1671, A1821 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 11-inch2018A1980 for Wi-Fi
A2013, A1934, A1979 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)2018A1876 for Wi-Fi
A2014, A1895, A1983 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)2020A2228 for Wi-Fi
A2068, A2230, A2231 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)2020A2229 for Wi-Fi
A2069, A2232, A2233 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)2021A2377 for Wi-Fi
A2459, A2460 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
A2301 for Wi-Fi + Cellular with mmWave
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)2021A2378 for Wi-Fi
A2461, A2462 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
A2379 for Wi-Fi + Cellular with mmWave
iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation)2022A2759 for Wi-Fi
A2761, A2762 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
A2435 for Wi-Fi + Cellular with mmWave
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation)2022A2436 for Wi-Fi
A2437, A2766 for Wi-Fi + Cellular
A2764 for Wi-Fi + Cellular with mmWave
Every iPad Pro Generation and Model Number

That’s all you need to know about iPad generation and model name. We hope you’ve found this article useful and that it has helped you find out exactly which iPad generation you own. In case of any doubts, feel free to reach out to us in the comments section below.

How many iPad generations do we have?

We have 10 generations of iPad, 5 generations of iPad Air, 6 generations of iPad mini, and 6 generations of iPad Pro. So, we have 27 generations of iPad in total.

What’s the newest iPad to buy?

Apple didn’t release any new iPads in 2023. The newest iPad models launched back in 2022 are the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 6th Generation, iPad Pro 11-inch 4th Generation, iPad Air 5th Generation, and iPad 10th Generation. The iPad mini lineup was last refreshed in 2021 with the iPad mini (6th generation) model.

What is the oldest iPad model still supported by iPadOS 17?

Launched back in 2017, the iPad Pro (10.5-inch) is the oldest iPad model supported by the latest iPadOS 17 iteration. Besides, the iPad 6th generation or newer, iPad Air (3rd generation) or later, iPad mini (5th generation) or later, and all the models of the iPad Pro are supported by iPadOS 17.

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