iPad mDNS (Bonjour) name incorrect

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by bedouin, May 25, 2017.

  1. bedouin macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2011
    I bought a new iPad a couple weeks ago and then restored from my old iPad's backup. At some point, both devices were online at the same time before I wiped the old iPad. The new iPad set its mDNS name as "bedouins-iPad-2" (the old iPad was named "bedouins-iPad"). I reset the new iPad's name and omitted the "2," but I cannot figure out how to change the mDNS (i.e., Bonjour) name. The old iPad with the same name was wiped and given a new name a long time ago.

    I tried shutting off all devices on my network, including routers and access points, and then starting the new iPad alone. That did not have any effect.

    Is there some way I can get rid of the "2?" It is sort of annoying me.
  2. cswifx Suspended


    Dec 15, 2016
    Try this:
    1. Reboot the device
    2. Change the name to anything other than the 2 names listed above (hell, name it 'iPhone' if you want)
    3. Reboot the device again
    4. Change the name to 'bedouins-iPad'
    Also try turning off and on any Bonjour discovery apps you may be using to discover the iPad, as they may be caching names and showing old names.
  3. bedouin thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2011

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