How to delete old back ups?

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac, Mar 10, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011

    Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

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    #1
    My iPhone is just currently called "iPhone". That has been working for me fine thus far, but I'm going to be getting an iPad 2 and my wife will be getting an iPhone soon. I would like to add a slightly more descriptive title. Is there a way to rename it without completely restoring it and losing all my data?

    Also, I have 8 seperate backups including my current one. (and actually they all have a couple of different device names from back when I screwed around with jailbreaking) I figure these backups are taking up some space (however minimal) and it would still simplify things if I didn't have these old backups that I will never use.

    Help? :)
     
  2. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    can't you just double click the iPhone in the device list to the left of the screen? double click just as you would a playlist to change the name...same thing works with songs...not sure what will happen to your backups though
     
  3. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    wow thanks. I feel completely stupid, can't believe I didn't try that.

    But deleting my backups?
     
  4. huskerchad macrumors regular

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    iTunes preferences -> Devices -> Device Backups -> Delete Backup...
     
  5. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks! Actually I just figured it out right before you posted it. :eek: I still appreciate it! :)
     

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