1. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    I noticed a while back that the name of my iPad somehow became "Unknown Host". So I changed it in General > Settings to iPad. Didn't think anything else about it for the most part. On one occasion, I checked back in and found the name to be iPad (2). Today I noticed it was iPad (4). What in the world is going on? I've looked everywhere I can think of--associated with my AppleID, iCloud ID, and backup listings--and can find no reason why the name keeps changing. Any ideas?
    04-27-2015 09:11 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    My iMac changes names all the time--right now Erics-iMac (3).
    04-27-2015 09:23 PM
  3. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    Well crap, now my iPhone is doing it. For a day, it became iPhone (4), now it is iPhone (2). What in the world?
    05-01-2015 09:22 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My iPhone became "iPhone 2" after I restored it as new. I changed it back to the name I had given it, and it has stayed that way since. But it appears many are seeing the name switch. It made sense after restoring as new, but the others don't.


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    05-02-2015 06:19 AM
  5. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    Interesting. When I got my Air 2 I set it up as new and just downloaded apps as I needed them again. Liked the idea so much I restored my phone as new. That's was months ago but I bet that's when all this started.
    05-02-2015 11:03 PM

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