How to Check iPhone Manufacture Date

To check iPhone manufacturing date you just need to know the serial number of iPhone. Lets see how to check iphone serial number first and then how the serial numbers tells you the manufacturing date of iPhone. Using this guide you can find manufacture date of iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS.
How to check iPhone Manufacture date: (iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS)


Tap on “Settings” icon > General > About.
Here you will find serial number of you iPhone as show below in screenshots.

iPhone home screeniPhone settings
iPhone general menuAbout iPhone


You just need 3rd, 4th and 5th digits of iPhone serial number to know the manufacture date of iPhone. So in the iPhone screenshot the 3rd digit is ‘8’ shows manufacturing year ‘2008’ and the 4th-5th digits ’46’ shows the manufacturing week, 46th week. So the iPhone manufacture date is 46th week of year 2008.

Another example: If the serial number is xx736xxxxxx then manufacture year is 2007 and 36th week.

check iPhone manufacture date

Update: Apple change the serial number scheme for CDMA iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

66 comments… add one
Mic June 3, 2010, 8:09 am

Thanks for this nice tip to find iphone manufacturing date

zain September 29, 2010, 9:01 am

nice tip

akela October 9, 2010, 6:41 am

my numbers are 013
its a 3gs 16gb
from greece
by that it means its been made 13 week of 2000

Nabeel October 9, 2010, 7:06 am

Do you think there was an iPhone in year 2000? 🙂

Your iPhone 3GS manufacture date is 13th week 2010.

Michael November 15, 2010, 7:27 pm

Thanx for the information

ashim March 4, 2011, 5:45 am

my serial no is 8810140K3NP what is manufacturing date .. plz tell me.

Ahmed March 4, 2011, 8:53 pm

According to the serial no, manufacturing date is first month of 2011

jebin December 28, 2015, 11:25 pm

I have only letters no numbers what can I do 4s

Ramprakash Sharma September 9, 2016, 8:55 pm

Hahaha… same here Bro !! pinge me too if somebody give you the soluton.

Kuldeep April 1, 2011, 11:01 am

My iphone 3gs serial is 000 then what would be the year aand week of manufacturing???? is it 2010 0 weeks??
please reply if anyone have a answer…!!

BlackSheep April 16, 2011, 2:56 am

this is really weird my iphone 3gs serial number reads 5K102C9E3NP how do i read this? anyone?? thanks in advance!

teejei June 3, 2012, 6:35 am

thats 2011 2nd week.

karan June 15, 2012, 12:38 pm

S#-849349TOY7H tell me manufacturing date.

Tompaco July 31, 2012, 1:55 pm

2009 – Week 34

gani May 24, 2011, 12:28 pm

my serial # 5k008******

Ahmed May 27, 2011, 1:22 am

Manufacture Year 2010 and 8th week

rami June 2, 2011, 3:33 pm

its possible to know if the iphone is simfree or lock, from the serial number?

Thank you

soumya tapadia November 5, 2011, 11:00 am

thank you 🙂

Ravi May 8, 2012, 3:27 pm

My serial number is DNXGWGH4DTC0 . what is the meaning and when this phone was manifatctured? Pls reply

Ahmed May 10, 2012, 1:30 pm

Is this iPhone serial number?

EVOXXX August 24, 2012, 1:12 pm

probably from an Aifon!lol

confused May 14, 2012, 12:59 pm

3rd digit – 2
4th and 5th – 07

so what’s my manufacture date?

Gurjit Singh September 18, 2016, 9:43 am

7th week of 2012

wily927 July 11, 2012, 12:05 am

iphone 4g when was it made?

EVOXXX August 24, 2012, 1:11 pm

4th week of 2011

Raul July 16, 2012, 3:58 pm

I’ve got an iPhone 3GS and serial is qr204hjnp the date is 2012 ???
Plz respond

mrsgburney September 2, 2012, 7:48 pm

The three digits I have are 213, so thats the 13th week of 2012?

Багаутдин November 25, 2012, 8:58 pm

А что означает мой серийный номер вообще не понимаю DNTGK*******

Ayesha December 8, 2012, 7:32 pm

Mine is iPhone 4g with serial no QR208NYRA4S can anyone tell me it’s manufacturing year plz..

Aditya June 16, 2017, 6:34 am

8th week 2012

Ram Paudel December 21, 2012, 8:32 pm

My iPhone 4 serial number was 790397RJA4T.tell me manufacturing date of my iPhone

Golzari January 5, 2013, 9:27 am

My iPhone 4S has a serial of
What’s it’s date of production?

gaurav January 23, 2013, 2:12 pm

my serial number for 4S is 990001035654995
…. what would be the date of prod..

fely May 28, 2013, 11:02 am

Mine is C38GHLYMDT9Y? how to check?

Jayprakash February 7, 2014, 9:14 am

Serial no.dnphdnfwdtd2 please tell me manufatchring date

Andy August 26, 2014, 12:43 pm


What’s my date

Ariell August 31, 2014, 12:09 am

mines is DNPKNCZUDTWF?? What are the meaning of those characters?

Karlo October 14, 2014, 6:44 pm

F2LLXNGAFFGD Anyone can help year and date of this one please,thank you

Jay April 12, 2015, 6:28 am

My serial no shows MJK
so please tell me menufectur date

vedique April 13, 2015, 9:48 am

serial no. DNTHKCCZDTD2

Suleman raja July 1, 2015, 11:37 pm

Can any guess about my iphone’s manufacturing date that serial number DNPH4B05DTD7

Ravi September 14, 2015, 9:40 pm

mine is
when it is manufactured

shhibu September 20, 2015, 3:50 pm

my iPhone 3g 32gb serial no is c39glgk8dtd6 what is manufacturing date .. plz tell me.

Pramod Chouhan November 18, 2015, 6:58 am

My iphone 4s serial no. JLG so what will be my phone’s manufacturer date

Kunal June 22, 2016, 8:28 pm

But if the year is 2016? How can we know?

Manoj shewale August 20, 2016, 6:52 pm

this is my iphone serial number

Gurjit Singh September 18, 2016, 9:40 am

My IPhone 4s serial number is this.
Plz tell me when it was made.

Yungbae December 29, 2018, 12:42 am

Production week : -49- (December)
Production year : -2011-

arnio September 19, 2016, 5:15 pm

DNTHKCCZDTD2.. MY SERIAL NO. Manufacture date ?

Mike December 29, 2016, 8:01 am

My serial number for my iPod Touch 3G is 1B0264X**** what is the manufacture date?

shaharbas February 8, 2017, 4:37 pm

my serial number is FK1RHSZ**** then which is the year and week in this serial number ?

RASHIF February 22, 2017, 3:36 pm



Manni May 2, 2017, 10:51 pm

Hi.. My IMEI code is 35208407******
what is it’s Manufacturing date?

Kiizu May 4, 2017, 10:39 pm

My serial number is DNPQW4******! Please help me, I don’t know what the letters mean!
The iPhone is a 6S.
Thank you.

hieu May 26, 2017, 12:26 pm


Aditya June 16, 2017, 6:29 am

My 116 by that it means it has been manufactured in 2001 16th week

Priyank patel June 17, 2017, 11:59 pm

It is my serial no plz tell me manufacture year

Ashwin September 3, 2017, 12:25 am

My no is F2M****, I am using iPhone 5 who do I find the man. Date with this?

Vivek chamoli September 29, 2017, 2:11 am

My f72v67****serial no when it is manufacture date

GURJEET SINGH October 16, 2017, 10:06 am

My iPhone got sr no as GC1V80******
What would be its manufactured date?

GIRISH Bk August 8, 2018, 10:16 am



Barry April 9, 2019, 8:02 pm

So many people are asking how you read if the S/N are all letters in the 4 and 5th position. Not a single intelligent response! Not even a response. USELESS site! I will find it elsewhere.

TrickyWays April 10, 2019, 8:53 pm

I understand that but in the first paragraph, we mentioned that it only works with specific old iPhone devices. We couldn’t find a way to know the manufacturing date of the latest iPhone models. If we know any trick surely we will share with all of you.

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