How to Identify the iPhone iPad iPod Firmware

Commonly, Apple doesn’t go out of its way to tell you where you can download the firmware files before it updates your iPhone. When you want to update or restore your device, you need to download the correct firmware. Here we provide 3 easy steps to help you identify the current firmware of iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch instantly.

Step 1: Identify your iPhone/iPad/iPod Model

  1. Look at the back of your device. There is a word "iPhone"(or iPad) down towards the center bottom.
  2. Then you will see the print about iOS device. At the end of the first line you will see "Model" and 5-word string following.
  3. Identify the model number of your device by put the 5-word string into the box below and submit.

    If you use an iPod touch and want to figure out its model, please check here.

Step 2: Check the iOS version of the device

After identifying your device model, please follow the guide to identify the current iOS version of your device. With both device model and iOS version, you will download the compatible firmware.

Step 3: Download the firmware for your device

Here is a list of the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch model and the iOS version, you can select one from the drop-down box and click Download button to get the correct firmware of your device.

Click here to select and download the correct firmware of your device!