Account Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by holmesy, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Dec 16, 2012
    #1
    Hello

    Not really an issue, but an annoyance

    When i seem to setup my apple devices everything i have seems to be linked to my wives name...

    for example, i just setup my airport express on my new iMac and when creating the WiFi LAN is named it 'Jens Wireless Network'

    This has happened before aswell for other things (apple related), but i can;t remember what now...

    Any advice on where this link is coming from? Its like she is the master account or something.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 601

    satcomer

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    The Finger Lakes Region
    #2
    Open System Preferences->iCloud. What is the name there, you or your wife's name?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Guest

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    England
    #4
    My wife and I share the same Apple account, on her iPhone if she goes to settings>mail, contacts, calendar>my info it states my name. If she changes it to her contact information it also changes it on my iPhone and the kids iPods through iCloud.

    Don't know if your wife has an ios device but is it possible she is changing the 'my info' to her name then all the devices connected with the account are then changing over to her name?

    You can also try https://appleid.apple.com/uk/ and under manage account you can edit 'your name'.
     
  5. macrumors 601

    satcomer

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    #5
    Did you visit the Apple site My Apple ID?

    Then open System Preferences->Network, Advanced button, TCP/IP mini-tab. Remember the IP for your wireless router and then open you favorite browser and put that 'router ip' into the address bar (to get into that router). If this is an Apple router that open /Applications/Utilities/Airport Utility to get into that Apple routing device.

    If you don't have a default password to get into that router then visit the blog post RouterPasswords.com to get the default password for a lot of different routers. This way you can get into the router

    Also look in the System Preferences->Sharing pane and at the top of the pane click the 'Edit' button to change the name of you Mac.
     

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