How To Check Model Of AirPods And Differentiate Between Generations

Check model of AirPods

Now that we have more than one models for Apple AirPods, it is important to know how to check which model of the truly wireless headphones model you have.

Knowing how to check model of AirPods can be very handy especially because the new model looks exactly like the old one. So if you’re wondering which AirPods model I have, then this post is going to be very helpful for you.

Even the packaging of 1st and 2nd generation models looks the same, with exception of the wireless charging model that has an LED light on the front.

Not knowing how to tell the new and old models apart can even be problematic, specifically for those who are buying the second generation model from a third-party seller.

We get many people emailing us how to tell which model of AirPods they have and how to check model of AirPods, and differentiate between first and second generation.

One easy way of finding out what generation AirPods are is by checking the model number. Each model of AirPods that includes 1st and 2nd generation of the product carry unique Model number that allow users to tell which generation the headphones belong to.

Even the model numbers on the AirPods wireless charging case and non-wireless charging case are different.

Here we will also tell you about the model number of AirPods Pro, AirPods Max and AirPods 3.

Check AirPods Model And Differentiate Between Generations

In this guide you will learn how to tell which model of Apple AirPods you have. By the end of this guide you will know how to check which AirPods you have by looking at AirPods model number.

This guide will show you how to check AirPods model and differentiate between generations for AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

Check AirPods model

You can find the Model number on the AirPods packaging as well as on the underside of each AirPod as shown in the image above.

In this post we have shared model numbers for all AirPods models including AirPods 1st Generation, AirPods 2nd Generation and AirPods Pro.

There are various models of AirPods available in the market including A2032, A2031, A1602, A1523, A1722 and A1938, so finding which model you have is important.

Here are the model numbers for each model of AirPods:


  • AirPods 3rd Generation: A2565, A2564
  • AirPods 3rd Generation Charging Case: A2566
  • AirPods 2nd Generation: A2032 and A2031
  • AirPods Wireless Charging Case: A1938
  • AirPods 1st Generation: A1523 and A1722
  • AirPods Charging Case (Non Wireless): A1602

AirPods Pro

  • AirPods Pro: A2084 and A2083
  • AirPods Pro MagSafe Charging Case: A2190

AirPods Max

  • AirPods Max: A2026

How To Tell If AirPods Case Is Wireless Charging Compatible

For charging case, you can find the model number written at the bottom of the case.

How To tell which AirPods I have

Also, the easiest way to identify whether you have the wireless charging case or not is by looking for the LED status light on the front. The non-wireless charging case does not have this light.

How to check AirPods Serial Number

You can follow the instructions below to check AirPods Serial Number.

Step 1. Connect your AirPods to your iPhone and open Settings.

Step 2. Go to General and then go to About.

Step 3. Scroll down and tap on your AirPods name.

Step 4. On the next page you will find the Serial number of your AirPods, Firmware version as well as model number.

You can also find your AirPods Serial Number by looking at its original package and on its charging case. On the charging case the serial number is written on the inside portion of the lid.

There you go folks, this is how you can identify AirPods model and differentiate between the first and second generation models.

If you have any questions, feel free to use the comments section below.

Did you just buy your first ever pair of AirPods? Then we have some helpful guides that will help you in taking full advantage of your new headphones. Read our articles on AirPods below.

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  1. This is a very good article and gave me the information that I was looking for. It laid out the information where I (being a novice) could understand it perfectly.

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