more "new" 3GS questions

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gsusser, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. gsusser macrumors regular

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    I received an unlocked 3GS today from eBay. I learned my lesson - this is the last time I do such a thing.

    Contrary to what some people said in a previous thread, I was able to access setup without a sim. At least I can access all the icons, including setup and do pretty much everything except make calls. I want to set the phone up as much as I can now - it's a gift to a friend in the Caribbean who has no computer.

    I upgraded the software to 6.1.3, apparently the latest for this device. I did so by connecting it to the same computer I use to connect my iPhone. I chose "set up as a new device." I was then walked through the steps to set up the phone as a new phone.

    However, I was not given the opportunity to name the device, like Fernando Doe's iPhone. It put in my name as the name of the phone. I would prefer it to be my friend's name, i.e., Fernando's iPhone. Fyi, I had created a separate apple ID for Fernando.

    I'm having a particular problem with the App Store. I changed the default language to Spanish to see if it worked ok (it did) and then changed it back to English. But the instructions in the App Store, like "update all" still appear in Spanish. Everything else seems to be in English. And, before I was able to access the App Store, I was asked for my apple ID, not Fernando's. As mentioned, I created one for my friend. I tried resetting to no avail.

    Whew, maybe I should just call Apple and spend the $50 or whatever it is.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. gsusser thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was able to resolve everything with a few resets and stomping on the phone -). Except one thing. The Apple ID. How can I get it changed to Fernando instead of me? Thanks.
     
  3. bchery21 macrumors 6502

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    I would set up a new log-in profile on my computer and then try to set up the phone for Fernando; maybe your iTunes is confusing "you" with this new phone.

    Worth a shot, I'm not sure if they would even help as I'm trying to imagine setting up an iPhone which I haven't done in a while. So again, I could be dead wrong.
     
  4. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    Just type in the new details and password and see what happens as you did set up a new account for your friend.
     
  5. gsusser thread starter macrumors regular

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