Identify your AirPods

Find out how to identify which generation of AirPods you have using the model number and other details. You can also find out how 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

  1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth.*
  2. Find your AirPods in the list (for example "John's AirPods"). 
  3. Tap the info button  next to your AirPods, and you'll see the model number.

 

* If your device does not have iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 or later and your AirPods are connected to your device, you can find the model number by going to Settings > General > About. Then scroll down until you see the name of your AirPods, then tap the name.

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 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 find out which AirPods you have:

AirPods Pro

Model number: A2084, A2083
Year introduced: 2019

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.

AirPods Pro Charging Case

Model number: A2190
Year introduced: 2019
Works with AirPods Pro

The AirPods Pro Charging Case works with Qi-certified wireless chargers. 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.

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.

Looking for the serial number?

You can find the serial number of your AirPods in the same place as the model number – follow the steps at the beginning of this article. If necessary, you can see other ways to find the serial number.

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