How To Check Your IPhone’s Manufacture Date

POSTED BY Sherjeel, UPDATED ON January 11th, 2024
How To Check Your iPhone's Manufacture Date

If you have an iPhone and you are just too curious to find out the manufacture date of your device, then you have landed at the right place. Checking the manufacturing date of your device is not a big deal. To check the iPhone manufacturing date you just need to know the serial number of your iPhone. Let’s see how to check the serial number of the iPhone first and then how this serial number helps in finding out the manufacture date of the smartphone. Here we share a guide on how to check your iPhone’s manufacture date:


For Older iPhone Models

Step 1

Tap on the “Settings” icon > General > About. Then note the serial number of your device like the screen-shots below:

iphone settings

iphone about page

iphone serial number


Step 2

Now you just have to note the 3rd, 4th, and 5th digits of the iPhone’s serial number to know the manufacture date of the iPhone. So in the iPhone screenshot below the 3rd digit ‘0’ shows the manufacturing year ‘2010’ and the 4th-5th digit ’21’ shows the manufacturing week, the 21st week. So the iPhone manufacture date is the 21st week of the year 2010.

iphone manufacture number from serial number

Here is another example, if the serial number is xx742xxxxxx then the manufacturing year is 2007 and the 42nd week.


For Newer iPhone Models

If the serial number of your iPhone is a 12-digit alphanumeric string like “DX3RRFFYY88D” then you can find out the manufacturing date of your phone by visiting website and entering your serial number.

manufacturing date of latest iphones

The purchase date and activation date of your iPhone can be obtained from Apple’s official website here.


  1. weblihost says:

    is it possible to change the manufacturing on the phone setting. And is t

  2. Matt says:

    This no longer works. My serial number starts with 4 letters, a number, 2 letters, a number and 4 letters.

    Just fyi.

  3. ADJE says:

    my serial number is c38……… so if I’m to understand it was manufactured I 2008 but this can’t be IPhone 7plus was not available at that time it was released later in 2016

    I think you should stop fooling us

  4. MrsCT says:

    My serial # is all letters!

  5. Mike Plaga says:

    No this does not work, my serial number starts with 5 letters so this is wrong!

  6. kumboz says:

    Actually you can check even iPhone purchase date via IMEI number. It can be used to check iPhones/iPads purchase date.

  7. gangcil says:

    hey…..Will it work for iPod touch? The third character of my iPod touch’s serial number is D and 4th and 5th is W0……??

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