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 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.
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.