Which iPad model do I have?
Most people forget, especially if it's been a while since they unboxed their iPads.
To see which model you've got, look at the back of your device. The model number is in fine print below the words "iPad". And yes, I know - the text is so tiny and fine, I can't read them without a magnifying glass either.
Instead of hunting for a magnifying glass, here's a handy tip if you have an iPhone.
Turning on the Magnifier on your iPhone
There's a setting on your iPhone that turns it into a great hand-held magnifier. Here's how to turn it on:
- Launch the Settings app
- -> General -> Accessibility
- Scroll right to the bottom of Accessibility settings and select Accessibility Shortcut
- Pick Magnifier
When you next need to read super-fine print, triple-click your home button to activate the Magnifier.
- Move the yellow slider to zoom in and out
- Tap the white button to freeze the image. Note that this doesn't take a photo. It simply freezes the frame so you can clearly read text.
- If you'd like to save the image, take a screenshot, which will be saved to your Camera Roll.
The image on the right is what I shot on the back of my iPad Pro. My iPad's model number is A1671.
The "Which iPad Do I Have" reference table
This is a chart I made specifically for workshop participants to check which iPads they have, so they'll also be able to tell whether or not their devices will work with
- an Apple Pencil (only iPad Pros will - it's a hardware thing)
- a third-party pressure sensitive stylus (for recommended third-party styli, please refer to this post)
- the most current version of Procreate (at the time of writing, it's Procreate 4)