Ability to Change USB Device Name...

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by JoelCYYZ, May 20, 2020.

  1. JoelCYYZ

    JoelCYYZ Bit Poster

    When I connect my iPhone 11 to my MacBook it names the device "Apple iPhone #8". I would like to have the ability to change the "Apple iPhone #8" to either "Apple iPhone" (as I only own one iPhone) or "Apple iPhone 11" (the model I own).

    I had hoped that I would be able to do so through Preference --> Devices but it does not allow me to change the device name.

    I have contacted Parallels Support who advised me this was not possible per the following response:

    Hello Joel,
    Thank you for your reply.
    Please note the device name is allocated by system default and the option cannot be changed/edited.
    By default the operating system will allocate the name we cannot change it.
    Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
    We appreciate your time and consideration.


    Raja Mohammed
    I ask that Parallels please add this functionality as I -- and likely others -- would find it very functional and helpful.

    Thank you.
  2. JoelCYYZ

    JoelCYYZ Bit Poster

    I am still trying to solve this problem...to assist in understanding it better please see the uploaded images which demonstrate / highlight the problem..

    I would appreciate one or more people letting me know whether they are experiencing the same issue (in which case this is a design flow / oversight in parallels) or whether they are not experiencing the same issue (in which case there is a bug with my installation).


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