Are you finding it difficult to recognize your iPhone when there are multiple devices on your network? Luckily, you can change the name of your iPhone to quickly and easily find it in any list.
Apple provides you with an easy option to change the iPhone name, and the following steps show how you do just that.
Why Should You Change the Name of Your iPhone?
There are various reasons you might want to change the name of your iPhone. Maybe you have trouble finding your device in the AirDrop list, you have other devices with the same name in your Bluetooth devices list, or you simply wish to give your phone a new name.
How to Change the Name of Your iPhone
Regardless of why you want to do it, here’s how to change your iPhone’s name:
- Head to Settings > General > About > Name on your iPhone.
- Tap the X icon next to the current name of your iPhone.
- Type a new name for your iPhone using the onscreen keyboard.
- Tap Done when you’ve entered a new name.
You’ve successfully changed your iPhone’s name. The new name should appear across Apple’s various services immediately.
How to Verify if Your iPhone’s Name Has Changed
There are a few ways to verify if your iPhone’s new name has changed across Apple’s services.
One way is to head into Settings > General > About on your iPhone and see if the name you typed earlier is still there. If it is, your iPhone now uses your newly chosen name.
Another way is to use AirDrop with your iPhone and another Apple device. On the other Apple device, open AirDrop and see what name your iPhone appears as.
How to Go Back to Your Old iPhone Name
If you don’t like your new iPhone name for some reason, you can change it back to the old name at any time.
To do that, head into Settings > General > About > Name, enter the old name of your iPhone, and tap Done.
If you don’t remember the original name, just change it to [Your Name]’s iPhone.
Make Your iPhone Recognizable by Changing Its Name
Like humans, your iPhone should have a distinct name so you can recognize it amidst an ocean of other devices. You can assign any name of your choice to your device, and this could even be something funny.
Your iPhone actually has many options that you can customize to make the device truly yours. If you haven’t already, start looking into these customizable options, such as editing the share menu to make the iPhone fit your particular needs.