Sometimes you would like to change the name of your iPhone. Because the name in the terminal is too long, because the login in the application does not like it, and so on and so on … Searching the network, it’s hard to come across hints that will tell us how to change the name of the iPhone. Theoretically, the name is chosen when configuring a new phone. However, it turns out that the name of the iPhone seen in iTunes and other applications can be changed very easily. How to change the name of an iPhone?
Renaming an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
To change the name of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
- On your device, go to Settings> General, and then tap This device.
- Tap the first line that shows the device name.
- Change the device name and tap Done.
Renaming iPod classic, iPod nano, or iPod shuffle
- Connect the device to the computer.
- On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15, open Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier or a PC, open iTunes.
- Find the device on your computer.
- Click your device name in the upper left.
- Enter a new name for the device and press Return.
Well, all you need to do is just double-click on the iPhone in the Devices tab in iTunes, and then enter your own name. After this, iTunes will sync the iPhone again and immediately the name of our device will be changed.
Apparently such changes are completely unnecessary, but the very name that we see in iTunes is also presented in many applications. It may not always suit us. Then we open iTunes, change the name, synchronize and voila.
I would never have thought that the device name can be changed by double-clicking.