How to Change Ownership of a Used iPod

By Andrew Smith

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.

Things You'll Need

  • iTunes software

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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