How change "identity" of cloned Mac?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Doc69, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    I cloned the SSD of my Mac Pro onto my Macbook Pro so I could get all my current work stuff with me on a vacation. However, this seems to have confused iCloud, and it looks like iCloud thinks both computers are one and the same. Text forwarding in the messages app for example does not work properly.

    1. How can I change the "identity" of my Macbook Pro so that iCloud understands that it's a different computer?

    2. In the past with .Mac and MobileMe, I used to be able to manage the computers that were in the "sync loop", and delete the one's that I was not using anymore. Can this still be done with iCloud? I can't find where to do this.
  2. jruschme macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2011
    Brick, NJ
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    I had this happen and was unable to find a solution until I did a total reinstall on the destination computer, then used Migration Assistant to transfer data and applications.
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    That should be "Sharing" preference pane :D
    You can change one of your Macs to a different name there.
    I always restart the Mac after changing the computer name.
  5. Doc69 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    The two computers already have different names under "Sharing". The issue is something "deeper", i.e. how iCloud identifies a Mac etc.
  6. Kornelis, Jul 13, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015

    Kornelis macrumors member


    Dec 4, 2010
    Amsterdam, NL
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009

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