What iPad Do I Have?
Apple’s iPad has become an immensely popular device since its introduction in 2010. With several models released over the years it can sometimes be confusing to determine which specific iPad you own. Thankfully there are a few simple ways to identify your iPad model.
Checking the Model Number
The easiest way to find out which iPad you have is to locate the model number. To do this navigate to the “Settings” app on your iPad follow these steps:
- Open “Settings”.
- Tap on “General”.
- Select “About”.
- Search for “Model” or “Model Number”.
Once you find the model number you can compare it to Apple’s official iPad model list available on their website for accurate identification.
In addition to the model number you can also identify your iPad based on its physical characteristics:
- Screen size: Measure the diagonal length of the iPad screen. For example the iPad has a 9.7-inch screen while the iPad Pro models come in 11-inch 12.9-inch 10.5-inch variants.
- Home button: Check if your iPad has a physical home button or if it relies on facial recognition (Face ID). The absence of a home button indicates a newer iPad Pro model.
- Connector: The type of charging connector can also help identify your iPad. Lightning connectors are standard for most models whereas the latest iPad Pro models utilize USB-C connectors.
- Color options: Take note of the available color choices as they can vary depending on the model. Common options include silver space gray gold rose gold.
Using Apple’s Official Support
If you’re still unsure about your iPad model Apple’s official support website provides a helpful tool called “Identify your iPad model”. By answering a few simple questions about your device’s physical features Apple’s system will accurately identify your iPad model.
Determining the specific iPad model you own is vital for various reasons such as software compatibility accessories reselling. By checking the model number physical characteristics or using Apple’s official support resource you’ll be able to confidently identify the iPad you possess.