1. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    Need to go to settings and scroll down to "Store". When you open it , go to the bottom and check what email address is listed. I am sure when you put in the correct email address , that should solve the problem. I had the same problem with my wife's and daughter's iphone. Changed the addresses and solved the problem.
    11-22-2011 01:53 PM
  2. damenace's Avatar
    Already tried that. Her phone shows her email address in the store settings but when she goes to buy something it shows my email address.
    11-22-2011 01:58 PM
  3. noaim's Avatar
    Already tried that. Her phone shows her email address in the store settings but when she goes to buy something it shows my email address.
    if she has purchased things from both accounts on her phone its never going to be just one address on her phone... apple itunes store applications have drm on there applications that locks the applications to a certain account.
    11-22-2011 02:07 PM
  4. damenace's Avatar
    She hasn't. This problem happened the day we upgraded to 5.0. She went to buy something right after upgrading and it showed my email. It had never done that before in the almost a year we've both had iPhones.

    We've both always synced our iPhones to the same iTunes on the same computer and this was never an issue. Something about 5.0 changed that.

    It's not a big deal really. Thought it was something easy that could be fixed but from reading replies across multiple sites other people are having the same issues, but I haven't seen anything that fixes it.
    11-22-2011 02:13 PM
  5. noaim's Avatar
    She hasn't. This problem happened the day we upgraded to 5.0. She went to buy something right after upgrading and it showed my email. It had never done that before in the almost a year we've both had iPhones.

    We've both always synced our iPhones to the same iTunes on the same computer and this was never an issue. Something about 5.0 changed that.

    It's not a big deal really. Thought it was something easy that could be fixed but from reading replies across multiple sites other people are having the same issues, but I haven't seen anything that fixes it.
    well I have been supporting iPhones on forums for a long time now and this one certainly stumps me I am surprised that no one else came up with a fix for this either...
    11-22-2011 02:16 PM
  6. paddio's Avatar
    I tried this by Astorath and it worked like a charm. Now when I plug it to my pc it shows my name again. Thanks!



    Type regedit into your search bar and bring up Registry editor. Go to the the very top with My Computer. Now go to Edit and Find. Type in the whole offending name that is bugging you, i.e. Soandso's iPhone and hit find. After it searches your registry and finds the first name select it and Edit the Name. I copy/pasted it for all the next steps. After you have found the first name don't stop there. Use F3 to find next Name in registry and So on and so fourth until you have replaced every offending name in your whole registry with the Name you want to show up i.e. Tom's iPhone or whatever? Repeat all of these steps if you have more than one name showing up in your devices? Worked 100% for me. Close regedit and reboot (very important for changes.) Plug your iPhone back in and enjoy all your names back to normal. Includes all names for Windows Explorer, Autoplay, and Import... You are welcome!

    I found this on another website.
    11-23-2011 05:22 PM
  7. Metallus2000's Avatar
    glad that that part is resolved.. but your still having the login issue im assuming?
    I am not sure if you figured this out yet, but ran across it, so here is the fix for changing the name in windows.

    Unplug your iPhone from the computer
    Go to control panel
    Click on hardware and sound
    click on devices and printers
    right click on the offending iPhone name
    click on properties
    click on driver tab
    uninstall iPhone
    Plug iPhone back in

    Now I have seen some folks tell you go into the registry and fix it, but do that at your own risk.

    Ken
    04-09-2012 02:32 PM
  8. Addy1185's Avatar
    Okay so all you have to do is go under the SUMMARY tab in the itunes library when your phone is plugged in and double click on your wifes name.. Erase it and put yours back in. it seems to me that you havent lost data, its just a name issue.
    09-22-2013 08:13 AM
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