Identify your AirPods

Learn how to identify which generation of AirPods you have using the model number and other details. You can also learn to identify the model of your AirPods Charging Case.

Find the model number

You can use the model number of your AirPods to find out which generation of AirPods you have. Here's how to find the model number. 

Look in Settings

If your AirPods are connected to your iOS device, you can use it to get the model number of your AirPods:

  1. Go to Settings > General > About. 
  2. Scroll down until you see the name of your AirPods (for example, "John's AirPods"). 
  3. Tap the name, and you'll see the model number. 

Look on your AirPods

If you can't use Settings to get your model number, you can find it on either of your AirPods. The model number is on the first line of the text printed on the underside of each AirPod. 

 

Identify your AirPods with the model number

Now that you have the model number, you can use it to learn which AirPods you have:

AirPods (2nd generation)

Model number: A2032, A2031
Year introduced: 2019

AirPods (1st generation)

Model number: A1523, A1722
Year introduced: 2017

 

Identify your charging case

Find out which AirPods charging case you have using the location of the status light and other details.

Wireless Charging Case

Model number: A1938
Year introduced: 2019
Works with AirPods (2nd generation) and AirPods (1st generation)

The Wireless Charging Case is Qi compatible. There's a Lightning connector on the bottom of the case for plug-in charging. The status light is on the front of the case, and the serial number is on the underside of the lid.

Lightning Charging Case

Model number: A1602
Year introduced: 2017
Works with AirPods (2nd generation) and AirPods (1st generation)

There's a Lightning connector on the bottom of the case for plug-in charging. The status light is on the inside of the case, and the serial number is on the underside of the lid.

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