How to Change Ownership of a Used iPod

When a new iPod is first synced with the audio software program iTunes, ownership of that device is established when the owner enters a name for that iPod. That name then appears in iTunes whenever the device is synced with the program. Just as with establishing ownership of a new iPod, you can change the name of a used iPod by syncing it with your iTunes software as well.

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Download iTunes if the program isn't already installed on your computer. This software is free to download.

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Open iTunes by double clicking the shortcut icon that will be created on your computer's desktop.

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Plug the used iPod into your computer's USB port.

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Click on the name of the used iPod underneath the category labeled “Devices.” The name will be highlighted.

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Click the name once more and it will turn into a text box.

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Type in a new name of your choice and then press “Enter” to change ownership of that used iPod.