How to Identify the Generation of Your iPad

How Can You Tell How Old Your iPad Is? You can find out your device's age by checking its model and serial number on Apple's website . Similarly, you can find this information on the devices Settings tab, General, Legal, and Regulatory.

If you are an iPad user, you know that there are many models of iPads available in the market with little changes in their features. Sometimes, it may become challenging to identify which generation iPad you have. In this article, we will share some simple ways to determine the generation and model of your iPad.

One of the primary reasons for knowing the iPad model name is when you are looking for accessories for your iPad. For example, an iPad case, Bluetooth keyboard, stylus, or Apple pencil. Before purchasing any accessories, make sure they are suitable for your iPad. Otherwise, you may have to return the items, wasting your time and money.

Another reason to know the iPad model name is when some apps or games are not supported due to outdated software. If you install beta iPad OS and it starts acting up with a bug, you may have to downgrade your iPad software. In that case, you need to download the correct IPSW file; otherwise, your iPad won’t let you downgrade for a stable version.

To check your iPad’s model, you need to know whether it is only Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi plus Cellular. All iPads have built-in Wi-Fi, but to check the cellular model, you need to look at the edges of your iPad. If you find the same slot, it means your iPad is Wi-Fi plus a cellular model. You can also check in settings.

There are two ways to identify the iPad model. The first way is to use the power on iPad using the settings app, and the second way is to check the iPad model when your iPad is powered off. To do that, open the settings app on your iPad, go to general, and click on about. On this screen, you can find all information about your iPad, along with the iPad model name and what generation iPad you have.

In case your iPad has no power juice, you can find the iPad model name by looking at the back of your iPad. Underneath the iPad name, various information, including the serial number, model number, and other details, is mentioned. Enter the model number on Google to find out the iPad model name. You can also visit the Apple site to read their iPad models’ build year and model number.

In conclusion, now you know how easy it is to determine the generation and model of your iPad. We hope you found this article helpful.


How do I find out what year my iPad is?
Look on the back of your iPad. Open Settings, tap General, then tap About.
How many years should my iPad last?
iPads generally have a lifespan of about 5 years. Keep your software as up-to-date as possible. Plan to replace your tablet every 3 years.