Changing iPhone name

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TrickorDevice

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Hi all,

I was thinking about what would happen if an iPhone that is paired as a key, and for media playback/phone had it's name changed. For instance if the name of the iPhone was Gary's iPhone and it was then changed to Jim, would that impact the interaction between the car and the phone so that the phone couldn't be used as a key or attach to play media?

Is anyone willing to test this?

Thanks.
 

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Hi all,

I was thinking about what would happen if an iPhone that is paired as a key, and for media playback/phone had it's name changed. For instance if the name of the iPhone was Gary's iPhone and it was then changed to Jim, would that impact the interaction between the car and the phone so that the phone couldn't be used as a key or attach to play media?

Is anyone willing to test this?

Thanks.
I don't have a car to test with yet, but likely nothing will happen. Bluetooth just like IP has a real addresses hidden in layers beneath the names. I'm sure those numbers (Mac address) are what are stored and paired with the car. My bet is on an iPhone name change has no impact. Also changing the name of the phone shouldn't make the app itself stop working or have. a change in behavior, so should be a simple test and no impact.
 

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I don't have a car to test with yet, but likely nothing will happen. Bluetooth just like IP has a real addresses hidden in layers beneath the names. I'm sure those numbers (Mac address) are what are stored and paired with the car. My bet is on an iPhone name change has no impact. Also changing the name of the phone shouldn't make the app itself stop working or have. a change in behavior, so should be a simple test and no impact.
Thanks for the input. That makes sense and I hope you're right. If anyone is willing to test it, keep us posted!
 

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Hi all,

I was thinking about what would happen if an iPhone that is paired as a key, and for media playback/phone had it's name changed. For instance if the name of the iPhone was Gary's iPhone and it was then changed to Jim, would that impact the interaction between the car and the phone so that the phone couldn't be used as a key or attach to play media?

Is anyone willing to test this?

Thanks.
Just tested this. The only difference was the phone name changed on the display, but other than that it didn't have any problems, car connected normally and I could use the app just fine. No request for a reset/repair.
 
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Once you change the name, you’ll end up multiple phone keys in your car’s setting. To delete old phone key, the car key(card) to do so.