While you must be aware of the smartphone model you are using, the model name and model number are two different things. The model name is the name with which the smartphone is marketed to the audience. The model number is a longer alphanumeric string which may contain the model name as well. Knowing the model number of your smartphone is important when you’re trying to buy spare parts or going to resell the phone to another buyer. In this article, we show you how to find the model number and name of your Android or iOS smartphone.
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How to find the model number of your Android phone
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Select ‘About Phone’.
Step 3: The model name, model number, and the serial number of your smartphone will be displayed.
Step 4: In some smartphones, you may have to open ‘Regulatory Information’ in the ‘About Phone’ section to view the model number.
How to find the model number of your iPhone (iOS)
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Select ‘General’.
Step 3: Select ‘About’. Your iPhone’s model name, model number, and serial number will be displayed.
Other ways to find out the model number
You can also find out the model number of your device, be it Android or iOS, simply by checking the retail box it came in. The information sticker on the retail box contains all details ranging from the IMEI number to the model number of the device. In smartphones with a removable battery, you can find the model number and IMEI number printed on the panel beneath the battery.
Difference between a model number and a serial number
While looking for the model number of your device, you may have come across the ‘serial number’. The serial number is typically a more complicated alphanumeric string than the model number. While the model number is the same for every device of the particular model, a serial number is a unique code that is assigned to every unit. For example, all Samsung Galaxy M31s have the same model number (SM-M315F/DS) but every individual Samsung M31 unit will have a unique serial number. The IMEI number is also a unique code assigned to every individual phone, but it is used by telecommunication companies to identify the receiver phone.
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This is how you can find the model number and name of an Android or iOS smartphone. Knowing the model number of your smartphone can come in handy when you’re looking for components or firmware online. It is also generally a good idea to have a greater understanding of the phone you’re using.
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