How to Rename iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
A nice addition to iOS 5 is the ability to rename your iOS device directly on the device itself rather than changing the name with iTunes. This works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:
- Tap on “Settings” and then “About”
- Tap on “Name” and enter the new device name
You’ll see the new name show up in iTunes too if you connect the device to a PC or Mac.
What seems like a minor change for convenience is really another step in the PC-free direction of iOS, breaking away from tethering your iPhones and iPads to computers. You can greatly push iOS hardware in the post-PC direction by setting up iCloud and using Wi-Fi sync as well, two other features new to iOS 5.