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How to change my old iPad to my wife's name

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by cbruce, May 29, 2011.

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    I gave my iPad to my wife after I upgraded to an iPad 2. The problem is every time I synch either one the same programs are put on both of them because it shows my name on both. How can I change hers so that it will no longer synch with my stuff and vice-versa?
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    One our most experienced Members gave this advice for a similar situation....

    "In iTunes, with your iPad connected, choose you iPad under devices.

    Right click on the iPad and do a Backup.

    Right click on the iPad and choose Transfer Purchases.

    Explore iTunes on the computer and make sure all your media and apps are there.

    That will do most of what you need. To be on the safe side, go through any of your apps that store or create documents and make sure you email, or otherwise save them to the computer. Be sure to include the Saved Pictures album in iPhotos.

    When you get your new iPad sync it to same account and computer. Right click on the device and choose Restore from Backup. I'm not completely sure of the right sequence in the restore procedure, so you might want to grab the iPad User's Guide. But as long as you did the first part with the old iPad you should bje able to fumble you're way to a complete recovery of all your stuff.

    Before you send back your iPad, be sure to Restore it from the main device screen. This will remove all your personal data and set it to the same state you received it in."

    Tim
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    Click the name of your device in ITunes when connected and rename the device.
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    "Click the name of your device in ITunes when connected and rename the device."

    Did that with mine.
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    I thought I looked for a place to rename my iPad when I clicked the device and couldn't find anything. I guess I'll have to look again.

    Thanks
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    You may have to click it twice. There is no menu options that I've been able to find. Clicking on the device name is the only way. It should just turn into an editable text field, similar to changing the name of a file on the computer.

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