1. cpc12's Avatar
    I just purchased a used iphone im not sure if its a 3g or a 3gs, I looked in the about tab in general settings but it diddnt tell me

    is there a way to tell on the phone itself ?
    02-03-2011 11:56 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    simple way to tell: compass | video recorder = 3GS
    02-04-2011 12:08 AM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yup...if your camera has a tab to switch between camera and video, you have a 3GS. The compass also tells you this.

    You can also look on the back of the iPhone and the model number should be...

    3G - A1241

    3GS - A1303

    ...this info is the small text on the back shell of the phone.
    02-04-2011 08:00 AM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    I just purchased a used iphone im not sure if its a 3g or a 3gs, I looked in the about tab in general settings but it diddnt tell me

    is there a way to tell on the phone itself ?
    Why would you purchase something and not be sure what it is?
    02-04-2011 08:30 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Perhaps he bought it on eBay and wasn't sure how to tell for certain it was in fact a 3GS or a 3G?
    02-04-2011 09:31 AM
  6. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Perhaps he bought it on eBay and wasn't sure how to tell for certain it was in fact a 3GS or a 3G?
    Yeah but he should of contacted the seller on ebay if he wasn't sure.
    02-04-2011 04:50 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    People should be able to ask a question without being questioned why they did something. This stuff is what runs people off. Be curtious
    jdavis530 likes this.
    02-04-2011 04:54 PM
  8. Austin Morrow's Avatar
    People should be able to ask a question without being questioned why they did something. This stuff is what runs people off. Be curtious
    Yep, I agree.
    02-04-2011 06:45 PM
  9. cpc12's Avatar
    Why would you purchase something and not be sure what it is?
    If I recall I was the one asking the question, I would prefer not to be answered with a stupid question.

    I am new to iphones I have a 4 and this is my back up phone im not familiar with the 3s
    02-04-2011 07:05 PM
  10. andrewsmith's Avatar
    Another simple way other than checking the video recorder is to hit settings and go to the bottom...if it has "Nike + iPod" it's a 3GS if not then 3G. Also, you can go to "maps" and hit the find location button and then hit it once more to see if it has the compass feature to see which way you are facing.
    02-05-2011 02:26 AM
  11. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that "iPhone" on the back of the 3GS is shiny, but not on the 3G?
    02-05-2011 04:18 PM
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