iPods and other USB audio devices are often given generic default names by your computer. For a number of reasons, however, it's a good idea to give your device a custom name. This can be as simple as personal preference, as technical as wanting it to be differentiated by other computers or as practical as providing a secondary means of identification in the event of a loss. Whatever your logic, the process is fast and easy.
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Things you need
- USB audio device
- USB cord
Plug your USB cord into your audio device. Connect the other end to your computer's USB port.
Wait a moment for your device to register with your computer. You'll usually know when this happens by virtue of a small bubble near the bottom-right-hand corner of your screen.
Click the "Start" menu, and move your mouse to "My Computer." Double-click on it.
Right-click your device, which will be listed at the bottom of the window. Click "Rename."
Type in a new name for your device, and press "Enter."
Tips and warnings
- Check your success by unplugging your device and then plugging it back in; it should register under the new name you've given it.
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