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Let's state the problem plainly.
"The name of the phone is wrong in portable devices under computer."
If that is all that is wrong, why fix it? I know it may be annoying but given that we could break something that appears to be working otherwise my advice is to ignore this.
phone named after ex
I upgraded to an iphone 4 and the last person to plug a 4 into this computer was my ex fiance and he'd given it his name. That was not just a small inconvenience for me. I found the answer below fixed it right up.
i understand completely, was fixing my ex fiancee's phone and of course it took her name, looking at every time i plug in my phone? more punishment? no thank you!
I also got the same problem and i got it fixed.
Iam pointing t0 windows7 os.
iPhone name on Computer different than one in iTunes
Did not help =(
I have the same problem, and I did as you said, but after I disconnect my iPhone and connected again, it still appear under my husband's name. I went to RegEdit to change it from there, still did not work, what else can I do?? I'm getting frustrated
But 506018 did not mention using REGEDIT.
Name change in my COMPUTER
I'm trying to change my name in my computer not in my Itunes.
So you didn't change it in itunes?
The name is fine in iTunes, it apears my name, but is in the computer when everything time i plug in my phone it shows my husband's name, and I don't know how to change that, IN THE COMPUTER NOT IN ITUNES
After it is fine in iTunes
It looks like we use the reply given by 506018. But I can imagine that unplugging and rebooting, etc. can be hard things to do today. That is, it's likely to be some step that was not done.
Can somebody else help me PLEASES
Can somebody that KNOWS ABOUT IT help me please. Pplease
I know about it but I don't know why yours differs.
It's like Windows. You fix some issue weekly for a year for folk then one comes along that won't give in to the usual fixes.
Try this. Log into your other spare Windows account and try the above there.
I had the issue because I updated my mom's iPhone to ios 5 before mine, then my iPhone took her name when I updated. And on my windows 7 laptop. THANKS!!!
Thank you for your advice.
It worked but after that I itunes can't detect my iphone at all!!
The iphone driver has reinstalled after I plug in the iphone.
But itunes does not show my device at all.
Furthermore, somehow my iphone 4 can't go into DFU mode anymore.
It has something to do with uninstalling the device driver cos before that I can itunes was able to detect my iphone and sync.
hi many thanks this best ans for this perpos many thanks foe help keep it up
I have the same problem , can you tell me what to do for windows vista ?
Its Not The iPhone Its The Computer
the its the computer that remembers the name of the first phone you use when installing the apple driver,
The phone has no identifying characteristics linked to the first phone even if its the same same phone that has been restored.
Plug in the phone, then
If you go to, control panel> device manager>portable devices>apple iphone
then un-install apple iphone and unplug and re-plug the phone in
that will sort the reporting problem and you will just get APPLE IPHONE with every iphone you plug in
Thanks a lot, it's simple, but it sounded complicated. This helped me with my husband's and my iphone too.
thank u very much , i got it fixed , it was really annoying
i was struggling for while to fix it untill i found this helpfull answer
How to Fix wrong name of Iphone
I fixed by simply seaching the wrong name that is showing up in Windows Explorer using the registry Editor, you will find 4 entries, change them all and you are done.
Hi, i had a look in thr regedit.exe and searched for the name the computer gave to all iphones. In my case it was my wifes name. It showed me two entries. one called "label" and the other one named "friendly name" with a doubleclick on the entry you can change the name. I changed "label" with my name and the word Iphone ( capital I)and i changed "friendly name" with my name and the word iphone. Now it shows my Name with iphone ( no capital letter ) conclusion: must be " friendly name" that is the one to be changed.
Talk about over complicating stuff.
All you need to do is uninstall the apple driver from the device manager
It's a mad mad world.
Why would my grandma know to do this. She's no Grace Hopper.