Two iPhones in iTunes Manage Devices

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chunter1001, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. chunter1001 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2012
    I just checked out the Manage Devices page in my iTunes and see that I have two iPhones listed. Not sure if I should remove one or not. They seem identical apart from dates (one is 9/12 and the other 10/11) and the newer one has ��� instead of an apostrophe in the device name.

    Is it safe to remove one? How can I tell which is actually my current iPhone 5? I assume going by dates, but I also had to exchange the 9/12 iPhone due to manufacturing defect.

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can go by date. To be sure you get the right one, right click on the phone in iTunes and select backup from the drop down. That will do a manual backup with today's date so you can tell which is the old phone. No need to keep the old backup if everything was successfully restored to the new phone.

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