Your iPhone 13 has a device name, but it may be different than you think.
There is an “About” menu on your device that shows you a lot of information about your phone.
Much of this data can’t be modified, but you can change the name.
Our tutorial below will show you how to change your Bluetooth name on an iPhone 13 if the current name is problematic.
How to Change the Name of Your iPhone
- Tap Settings.
- Choose General.
- Select About.
- Touch Name.
- Delete the old name.
- Enter the new name.
Our tutorial continues below with additional information on changing the Bluetooth name in iOS 15, including pictures of these steps.
Wireless devices in modern times are often able to communicate with other wireless devices. Whether this allows them to share files, system resources, or simply communicate, it opens up a range of possibilities that makes it easier for you to accomplish your tasks.
If you want to change the Bluetooth name on your iPhone you can do so by going to Settings > General > About > Name and replacing the current name.
You may find that you need to give your iPhone a new Bluetooth name if its current name is either incorrect, difficult to identify, or conflicts with the name of another similar device.
Fortunately, this is a piece of information on your iPhone that you can update at any time so that you can change or improve the current name to something that makes it more useful for your current needs.
How to Switch Your iPhone’s Bluetooth Name (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.2.1. The steps will also work if you are using most newer iOS versions.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General menu option.
Step 3: Choose the About option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap on the current device’s Bluetooth name.
Step 5: Touch the x to delete the old name, then type the new name.
Continue reading below for additional discussion on changing your iPhone’s Bluetooth name.
More Information on How to Change the iPhone Bluetooth Name
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 13 in iOS 15, but these same steps will work on most other iPhone models in most other versions of iOS.
Additionally, this lets you change the Bluetooth name of other Apple devices like the iPad and the iPod Touch as well.
Making this adjustment affects the way that your iPhone is identified to other devices. If you would like to change the name of a Bluetooth device that you see on your iPhone, then you need to take a different approach.
You used to be able to change the name of a Bluetooth device on an iPhone by going to Settings > Bluetooth > tapping on the i next to one of the devices there then adjusting the “Name” value, but this isn’t possible in many newer versions of iOS. Even if you had an older iOS version there weren’t a lot of devices that supported this.
If you do need to give another Bluetooth device a new name then you are going to need to try and accomplish that from the device itself, which is rarely possible.
When you change the Bluetooth name on your iPhone you are also changing the way that is identified in other situations as well. For example, if you have a router that allows you to see the device names of everything that is connected, then your device name will be updated there as well after you make this change.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I change the names of other Bluetooth devices on my iPhone?
Yes, you can make some changes to the Bluetooth device identification information on your iPhone device.
However, you can generally only change Bluetooth device names for other Apple devices, like AirPods.
If you would like to change the name for other Bluetooth connected devices then you can go to Settings > Bluetooth > then tap the i button next to a device.
If you are able to change the name of a connected device from your Apple Iphone, then you will see an editable Name field on that menu.
If you don’t see that option, then you won’t be able to change that specific Bluetooth device name.
Why would I want to change a Bluetooth device’s name?
Some of the devices that have Bluetooth technology use names that aren’t helpful.
so when you go into the Bluetooth option for your phone or computer, and you view the devices list, you will see all your devices that the iPhone connects to via Bluetooth.
If you have many Bluetooth devices in that list, then finding a particular device can be complicated when that device has a generic name.
If you have multiple iPhones, then they might have very similar names. Switching one to “John’s Work iPhone” or “John’s Personal iPhone” can make it easier to find the right device when you want to transfer files or make sure you are selecting the correct device.
How do I change the name for the Personal Hotspot on my iPhone?
If you’ve tapped the Settings icon and opened the Personal hotspot menu, then you probably saw that there was a way to change the password.
But if you want to change the name of the Personal Hotspot, then you will need to do so from the Settings > General > About > Name menu, as we discussed in the article above.