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How to find a MacBook’s model number?

The Macbook comprises of different hardware, design, features which set each of them distinct from another. Whether you want to resale your MacBook or want to check its service and support coverage, you would require the model number of your product. Also, if you want to know if specific software is compatible with your MacBook, you can find out by via the model number of your product in a few simple steps.

In this article, we will guide you through three methods that will help you find the model number of a Macbook.

How to find out the model number using macOS?

The simplest way to find out the model number is in its operating system. Follow the steps below to know the same.

Step 1: On your Mac’s desktop, click on the small Apple icon on the top-left corner of the screen. 

Step 2: Select About This Mac from the drop-down menu.

How to find a MacBook's model number? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: You can see the model number just below the software version (refer to the screenshot below).

How to find a MacBook's model number? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to use Find My on your iPhone or iPad?

How to find out the model number at the back of the MacBook?

If your MacBook’s battery is dead or it cannot be powered on for some reason, you can still find out the model number at the back of the device. Just flip the laptop and look for the model number imprinted on the hardware body (refer to the picture below). Once you locate the model number, which would be something like- A 14XX, you can do a quick internet search for its specifications.

How to find a MacBook's model number? | Candid.Technology

Otherwise, note down the serial number mentioned at the back and check for the model number on Apple’s check service and coverage page.

Also read: How to find your iPhone’s UDID?

How to find out the model number on MacBook box?

The last way to find the model number of your MacBook is on its original packaging. In case you have the MacBook box lying around, you can look for the model number under the bar code label as shown in the picture below. The same can be found on the original receipt or invoice of the product.

How to find a MacBook's model number? | Candid.Technology

Also read: How to use Find My AirPods?

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