Quick Tip: Change the name of your iPhone or iPod

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I came across this picture over at Howard Forums and couldn’t help but laugh at what the person had named his/her iPhone and what happened when it was “syncing”  (look at the text at the top-middle 😉 )

Then I thought about it and wondered, how many people even know that the name of their iPhone or iPod can be changed?  Or how many of you, in the excitement of setting up your new device simply left the default name in the set up box when you first synced it with iTunes?

If you’re tired of seeing your beloved device showing up in iTunes as “iPhone 3Gs” or “iPhone” and would rather give your phone a more fitting moniker read on for the quick tutorial.

1.  Connect your device and open iTunes.  You’ll see it listed in the left hand tool bar under “devices.”

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2.  Highlight your device by clicking on it once.  It’ll highlight in blue.

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3.  Double click on the blue highlighted name.

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4.  At that point the text will become editable and you’ll be able to change it to whatever name best suit you or your device.  When you’re finished simply click outside the text to lock it in.

So what special name have you given your Apple device?

Leave me a comment below letting me know.

About the Author

LarryGreenberg
I have always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for me with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. I've always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, I'm the first person my friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech. I have roots in the online tech. forum community. I served as the Administrator to Howard Forums.com and as a Moderator at both Treo Central.com and Blackberry Forums.net. Under the screen name “lgreenberg” I've amassed 50,000+ postings. I also manage my own YouTube channel under the user name larrygreenberg. I'm always eager to help.

3 Comments on "Quick Tip: Change the name of your iPhone or iPod"

  1. Hahaha.. that name is awesome. LOLOL! I was real creative when setting up my iPhone and named it…. get ready for it…. iPhoney. Yeah I’m all about the cutesy stuff. :/

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