Your iPhone device name is the identifier with which other devices on the network can recognise it. Your iPhone is named ‘iPhone’ by default. You can see this name once you’ve connected your iPhone to your computer or when you’re using AirDrop or Personal Hotspot. While this is fine for the most part, it can get quite confusing when there are multiple iPhones on the network and all of them have the same default name. Changing your iPhone device name can resolve this situation. In this article, we will show you how to change the device name of your iPhone in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ and select ‘General’.
Step 2: From the following window, select ‘About’.
Step 3: Select ‘Name’ and tap on the cross icon in the text bar.
Step 4: Enter the desired name for your iPhone and select ‘Done’.
The name of your iPhone will be changed. This name will be displayed on all devices on your network.
How to change the device name of your iPhone using your PC or Mac
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.
Step 2: Click on the iPhone icon on the header bar. You will find it on the left of ‘Library’.
Step 3: Click on the device name on the sidebar and type in the new name.
Step 4: Click on return. Your iPhone device name will be changed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I change the device name of my iPad?
You can follow the steps mentioned above to change your iPad device name as well.
How do I change the name of my AirPods?
In order to change the name of your AirPods or any other Bluetooth accessory, you’ll first have to connect it to your iPhone. Once connected, go to Settings>Bluetooth and tap on the ‘i’ icon next to the accessory name. Click on ‘Name’ and enter the new name for the accessory. Hit ‘done’ to save changes.