I recently was borrowing an iPod Touch (3rd generation) from a friend and I realized that whenever I connected to the network it was displaying his creative but highly inappropriate device name. This name had to change! After looking through all of the settings on the iPod and also on my iPhone I realized that there wasn’t any way to do this from the device itself. Then it hit me, “iTunes!”
As soon as I got iTunes open, it only took about 20 seconds to find how to change the name of my iPod and iPhone. Just in case you can’t find it, however, here’s a quick tutorial with groovy screenshots.
How To Rename An iPhone or iPod Using iTunes
1. Open iTunes and go to the Devices section of the sidebar. Double-Click your current device name (the default for an iPod is “iPod.”)
2. Type your desired new name and then Press Enter.
3. Wait a few seconds for your iPod to sync and save the new setting.
That’s all there is to it! Have a groovy time thinking up creative names for your iPhone or iPod!