Does renaming iPhone/iPod touch in iOS 5 prompt different backup?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by caspersoong, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. caspersoong macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    Does renaming iPhone/iPod touch in iOS 5 prompt iTunes to make a separate backup? I do not want to lose my old backup from iOS 4.3.3 (for my own reasons). I hope a new backup is made with the new name instead of the old name. Does iTunes work like that? Thanks!
  2. kevroc macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    I believe it's based on the devices "ID" and not the name. Renaming it would have no effect.

    I always go into my drive/folder and make a copy of the backup folder so that it never gets overwritten or modified by iTunes.
  3. Angelo921 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2007
    how exactly would I rename my current phones profile name?
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010

  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    This is the surefire way of doing it.

    Just do this.
  6. caspersoong thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    So i can just paste the copied backup folder after it is overwritten into the original folder and restore from that backup? Have you done this before? Or does iTunes give cryptic error messages?

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