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Windows 7: Change name to iphone ???

22 Dec 2011   #1
johnvargas

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Change name to iphone ???

not in itunes , I want to change the name in computer , where's located the drives only say Apple iPhone, and Itunes say Jonathan's iPhone

I want to know how change in computer thank you I had Windows 7


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22 Dec 2011   #2
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi John, here is the solution:

1 Open RegEdit - Click the Start Menu, go to Accessories and select Run. In the "Run" Dialogue box that opens type in "regedit"

2 Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows Portable Devices > Devices:

3 Find "USB#VID_05AC&PID_1297#CC642E1B9835D04E791694EAD74293EC398B1F36":

From inside there, double click the "FriendlyName" key to change "Apple iPhone" to "John's iPhone" or whatever your Name is and your Device is (iPhone, iPad, iPod).

4: Find ""USB#VID_05AC&PID_1297&MI_00#0" from Devices too and change that to "John's iPhone" too.

Note   Note
The USB Registry Keys may be different, just change whatever USB Registry Keys you have in that selected RegEdit area.


information   Information
There may be other USB......... Registry Keys, if there are, change those too please.


Log off and log back on to Apply the changes, if that doesn't help, restart.

Before -

After.. -

Hope this helps, it worked for me.
Good Luck, Joe.
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22 Dec 2011   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

just go to Settings>General>About>Name on the phone and change it to what you want it to say.

Mine says Zepher's iPhone in My Computer as well as iTunes.

EDIT: just checked and it does not say my name in My Computer.
It was my old HTC Touch Pro 2 that had my name.
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22 Dec 2011   #4
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Zepher, I did this on iTunes and from the iPhone itself. Nothing worked, however changing the Registry Keys did.
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22 Dec 2011   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Hi Zepher, I did this on iTunes and from the iPhone itself. Nothing worked, however changing the Registry Keys did.
I just did the registry mod you posted and it worked for me, changed instantly.

does that mean every iPhone plugged into the computer will now say "Zepher's iPhone"?
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22 Dec 2011   #6
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
just did the registry mod you posted and it worked for me, changed instantly.

does that mean every iPhone plugged into the computer will now say "Zepher's iPhone"?
No Idea, I only have one iPhone to test it with, I would assume so though.

Or maybe each different iPhone inserted adds another USB Registry Key and you have the option to change that one too.
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22 Dec 2011   #7
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll borrow my friends iPhone when I insert my iPhone and will test it out.
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22 Dec 2011   #8
johnvargas

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I dont have this key

USB#VID_05AC&PID_1297&MI_00#0

and when I do log off and disconnect the usb cable and insert again is comeback say apple iphone

I dont know what I do wrong
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22 Dec 2011   #9
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

in regedit go here: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows Portable Devices > Devices

then flick through the keys looking for the one with "Friendly Name" (current devicename) and change that.
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22 Dec 2011   #10
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try going back to regedit and go here again: Microsoft > Windows Portable Devices > Devices and select something there, change it to "John's iPhone" and do the same for the other keys too.

Change the ""Friendly Name" Current Device key but not the "Defsult Keys".

I don't think all the USB Keys are the same name, just change change whatever "Friendly Name" Keys you do have.
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