Almost every AirPods has a unique function and design as per their models. If you own AirPods, you may have noticed that it is rather difficult to differentiate the generation of AirPods from one another.
If you are curious to know which generation of AirPods you own, this article is for you. In this article, we have listed down various methods you can use to identify the generation of your AirPods.
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How to Tell What Generation of AirPods I Have?
To identify your AirPods, you can apply three methods. The first is identifying the AirPods model number for each generation. The second is the serial number found in the AirPods or charging case. The last is recognizing the character of the charging case. Let’s check each of them in detail below:
Through Model Number
Every AirPods have a unique model number, like an identity number given by the manufacturer that indicates the features present in a product. You can check and identify the Model number of your AirPods to know which generation they belong to.
Step 1: Locate AirPods Model Number
You can easily locate the model number on the AirPods itself, or you can check it through Settings.
Each AirPods have a model number printed underside them. You can note this number to know which generation your AirPods belong to.
You can also identify the AirPods model number via Settings. You can do this directly by going to the Bluetooth or General sections.
Before you start, make sure to connect your AirPods to your iPhone via Bluetooth.
- Go to the Settings app.
- Tap on the Bluetooth.
- Go to your AirPods and click on the (i) more information icon.
- You can now see the Model Number.
Alternatively, you can follow the steps below to find your AirPods model number.
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap General.
- Select About.
- Scroll Down to your AirPods Name.
- Now you can access the model number along with other information.
Step 2: Check the AirPods Model Number
After you find your Model number, refer to the list below to check which generation of AirPods you have.
|AirPods||1st Generation||A1523, A1722|
|2nd Generation||A2032, A2031|
|3rd Generation||A2565, A2564|
|AirPods Pro||1st Generation||A2084, A2083|
|2nd Generation||A2931, A2699, A2698|
Through Serial Number
Serial numbers are unique codes used to identify an individual product. If you insert the serial number of your AirPods on Apple’s service and support coverage page, you can get information about which generation of AirPods you have.
Refer to the below-listed means from which you can get the serial number.
On Charging Case
- Head to the Settings app.
- Tap on the Bluetooth option.
- Tap on the (i) more information icon beside your AirPods name.
- Now you can see the Serial Number of your charging case.
- Additionally, you can find the serial number on top of the Charging case.
Here we have listed the models of different charging cases that can help you identify which generation of AirPods you have.
- Launch your Settings.
- Press on the Bluetooth.
- Select the AirPods and tap on the (i) more information icon.
- You can now see the Serial Number of the Charging case.
- Tap once to get the serial number of the Left AirPod.
- Tap twice to get the serial number of the Right AirPod.
On Package Box
All AirPods package box comes with details, including Serial Number. You can insert this number in Apple’s service and support coverage page to know about the generation of your AirPods.
On Product Receipt and Invoice
If you have purchased the AirPods from the Apple store, you will get a product receipt, including the serial number and other details.
Through Charging Case Design
Each of the AirPods charging cases has a unique design according to the generation of the AirPods. This can help you identify which generation of AirPods you have.
|AirPods Pro||1st Generation||
For further information, you can refer to Apple support to learn more about the charging case.