How to check iPhone compatibility with operators of different countries

Do you travel the world often with your iPhone? In this case, it will be useful for you to know which operators your iPhone

supports in different countries. Thanks to this, you can use your smartphone in other countries by purchasing a local SIM card.

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IPhone model number varies by region. Different models support different LTE networks. If you are going abroad, then you need to know what model you have and what operators it supports. Below we describe how this is done.

How to find out which carriers iPhone supports

First you need to find out the model of your iPhone. This can be done on the device itself.

  1. Open application Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Select section Main.
  3. Here, select About this device.
  4. You will see model name and model number your iPhone. We need a model number. Touch the item so that a number starting with “A” appears.



  1. Now go to this page to checkcompatibility of operators of different countries. The list will be very long. It shows compatibility for iPhone 11/11 Pro / 11 Pro Max, iPhone XR and iPhone 8/8 Plus. Compatibility of older devices can be checked here.

Now you know which operators in which countries your iPhone supports.

If you don’t want to scroll through the entire list, you can enable the search on the page and enter the model number of your smartphone in the search bar. On a Mac, this is done with a combination of “Command + F,” and on Windows, “Ctrl + F.”

If you do not find the operator in the list, whomIf you planned to use it, then you will have to consider other options. Even if you cannot use LTE due to incompatibilities, you will probably have access to a 3G or even 5G network.

It is also important to make sure your iPhone is unlocked before inserting another SIM card.