How to tell which Apple Watch you have: Find your model number with these steps

This simple trick will identify which version of the device you have
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Given that there are often very few differences between Apple Watch generations, it can sometimes be pretty tricky to know which you actually have on your wrist.

There are a few occasions you might want to know which Apple Watch Series you have, though.

Whether you're trying to find a compatible Apple Watch band, pass it on to a friend or family member, or trade it in, you'll need to be able to identify which version is in your hands.

Thankfully, there's a simple way to discover which version of the Apple Watch you have. Read on for our step-by-step guide.

1. Press the crown

Press the Digital Crown on the right-hand side of the case to bring up the app grid.

2. Navigate to Settings

Find the Settings app by locating the grey cog icon on the screen. Touch the icon the bring up the settings.

3. Find your Apple Watch model number

On the menu, tap 'General', then choose 'About'. You should now see the watch's model number - usually five digits beginning with an 'A'.

4. Go to Apple's website

Visit and type your model number into the search bar.

Click the top option 'Identify your Apple Watch', and scroll the page to find out which version of the device you have.

Top tip: You can also find your Apple Watch model number using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Tap 'General', then 'About' to locate it.

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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