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How do I find out what phone I own?

Walking into a phone shop can be pretty bewildering. With the exception of Apple (who stick to a couple of phones a year), the big manufacturers seem to bring out a new mobile every few weeks.  They’ve all got similar names as well – just to confuse you even more. 

If you need to replace a part or update your software, you’ll probably need the exact model name. Here’s how to get it:

Do you still have the box?

This should give you not just the model name – but also the product number (often necessary to register for software updates)

Check the model number

Check the handset itself. The model name might not be there (many manufacturers prefer to stick just with a logo). Nevertheless, there’s a good chance that a unique identity number or model number is printed on the bodywork. For some software updates, this might be all you need. For the correct model name, type the number into a search engine. Very often, the prefix consisting of letters refers to the model name.

Find out what iPhone you have

Here’s the easy way to check your iPhone model if you’re unsure:

  1. Go to the ‘Setting’ menu
  2. Click on ‘General’
  3. Click on ‘About’. This screen should tell you the model name, your phone’s memory capacity and the network provider

Find out what Samsung phone you have

There should be a small sticker on the battery. Turn off your phone and take off the battery cover. You should find a white sticker with a number on it. Go to the official Samsung website and click on ‘Support’. Go to ‘Find Your Product’. Enter the model number. The name of your phone should come up – along with a picture of your phone.

Find out what Nokia phone you have

  1. Go to ‘Settings’ on your phone
  2. Go to ‘About’
  3. Go to ‘Phone Information’. This will give you the phone’s model

Find out what Sony phone you have

Simply go to the Sony ‘find your product’ page here

Find out what HTC phone you have

  1. Turn your phone off
  2. Remove the rear battery cover
  3. Remove the battery
  4. The sticker displays the model number
  5. Search the model number via the HTC official website

Find out what Blackberry phone you have

  1. Go to the Home screen
  2. Go to ‘Options’
  3. Select ‘Device’ followed by ‘About Device Versions’. The first line should give your device model and the third line should specify your current software version.

 Find out what LG phone you have

  1. Turn your phone off
  2. Remove the battery cover
  3. Remove the battery by pressing on the top part of it
  4. The model number should be given on the phone interior where the battery normally sits
  5. If the model name isn’t there as well, take a note of the model number. Next go to http://www.lg.com/uk/support/product-help and type the number in the search box.
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Walking into a phone shop can be pretty bewildering. With the exception of Apple (who stick to a couple of phones a year), the big manufacturers seem to bring out a new mobile every few weeks.  They’ve all got similar names as well – just to confuse you even more. 

If you need to replace a part or update your software, you’ll probably need the exact m


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