How to find the UDID of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

With the release of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, Apple has changed the way you can get the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) of these specific models.

In the past, you could easily find a UDID by plugging the device into your Mac, and clicking several times on the Serial Number until it showed the UDID. At the time of writing, this is not possible any longer for these specific devices.

Get the UDID of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

Unless I am missing something, it is now a bit more tedious to find the UDID of new iPhone models. Indeed, and as far as I can tell, you now have to use Xcode.

1) Launch Xcode.

2) Unlock your iPhone and plug it in your Mac.

3) In Xcode, go to Window > Devices and Simulators, or type Command + Shift + 2.

4) Make sure the Devices tab is selected, and look for the Identifier for the connected device, as seen below.

Get iPhone XS UDID

5) The Identifier is your UDID. You can then highlight the UDID and copy it.

As the iPhone Wiki explains, the UDID format for these new devices has changed. It is now made of

  1. Four zeros, followed by the CHIP, without leading zeros. e.g. 8020 for iPhone XS.
  2. A hyphen, followed by another two zeros.
  3. The device’s ECID in hexadecimal, which can be found in iTunes.

The overall format now looks something like this: 0000CHIP-00ECID. So theoretically, you can figure out your UDID by piecing various parts together, but it seems that using Xcode might be the most straightforward way.

While this is a post that will be completely useless to the vast majority of iDB readers, but which might prove helpful to a handful of people.