How to Change the Name of an iPhone
Did you buy a used iPhone and you want to change its name? Maybe you just want to rename your iPhone to something more appealing? Changing the name of any iOS device takes just a minute:
- Plug the iPhone into your computer
- Launch iTunes
- Click and hover on the iPhones name in the iTunes sidebar until the familiar renaming highlighter comes up
- Type in the new name of the iPhone and hit return
The name change is instant and will be reflected on the iPhone, backups, iTunes, and elsewhere the devices name is used.
These instructions are geared towards the iPhone, mostly because a friend of mine just bought a used iPhone to setup as a pay-go phone and the phone still had the previous owners name on it. Not wanting to restore the iPhone because it came with a great music library and he didn’t have the original iOS backups, just renaming it was the best option.
Regardless, renaming any other iOS device including iPods, iPod touches, iPads, Apple TV’s, or anything else that plugs and syncs to iTunes is exactly the same as this process.