Gmail exchange: how to change "From" name?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BigDaddy5, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. BigDaddy5 macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2006
    I have a few gmail accounts set up on my iphone, and I cant find a setting on the phone or on gmail which will allow me to change my "from" name. When I send an email from my iPhone it has a bogus last name (I bet its my fault some years ago, with my original iPhone). It's just my iPhone. When i send an email from that account using gmail's web client, it's fine and when i send an email from the desktop client.

    I've tried deleting the account from the iphone and reinstalling it, but I'm not given a change to create the "from" name anywhere. I've also tried to sift through the settings in the gmail web client, but they all have my correct last name. So...I'm stumped. Does anyone know how to change the "from" name in gmail exchange?
  2. webbuzz, Nov 16, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2010

    webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
  3. BigDaddy5 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2006
    I checked that article. All of the settings have my correct name. When I click edit info, i do find the name I'm trying to get rid of, the one with the fake last name. Hwever, that name is not selected. So basically i see the name, but its already unchecked.
  4. BigDaddy5 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2006
    Ok, i finally got it. That article started me in the right direction, however even though i didn't select the wrong name in gmail, the default. "google accounts" name was still the wrong name. So i changed that, and viola. Thanks!

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