iPad Change name of iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Eric5273, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    I want to change the iCloud name of my iPad. I saw online how to do it, but I want to know if it will cause any complications. For example, will iCloud understand that this is still the same device and rename the iCloud device backups accordingly? Also, I have it set up so that I receive text message forwarding from my iPhone -- will that need to be setup again, or will the iPhone realize that the iPad has just changed names? I guess what I am asking is if the name is just for me to see and perhaps iCloud uses some sort of device serial number, or does iCloud actually identify each device on your account by it's name that you give it when you set it up?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Settings > general > about, tap the name and change it. It won't cause any issues
     

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