How Do I Change the Name of My iPhone?

January 9, 2024
David Sunnyside

There are lots of ways to customize your iPhone. You can tweak font sizes, add multiple lock screens and choose from customized wallpapers. But you can also give your device a unique identity by changing the name. It’s a handy feature if you ever want to distinguish your iPhone from other iOS devices or if someone else is using it. You can also use a custom name to identify your iPhone in AirDrop, iCloud Find My and Personal Hotspot.

The easiest way to change your iPhone’s name is right from the Settings app. On your iPhone, go to Settings > General > About and tap Name. Tap the X next to your current name and type a new one. The new name will appear immediately. The same method works on iPod touch and iPad.

You can also rename your iPhone in iTunes. Connect your iPhone to the computer that you normally sync it with. Open iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically. Select your iPhone in the left pane of iTunes and enter the new name you want to use. ITunes will re-sync your iPhone and save the new name.

You can also change the name of your Bluetooth accessories like AirPods to make them easier to recognize. That’s especially useful if you want to protect your privacy when you share items via AirDrop or your Personal Hotspot. To do that, open the Bluetooth menu in Settings and then tap on a device name to edit it.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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