How to Rename Bluetooth Device on iPhone

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Whether you're bored with the default device name or own many devices and aren't sure which is which, we'll show you how to rename Bluetooth devices on your iPhone. The good news is that once you rename your Bluetooth device, the new device name will appear whenever you connect to other devices, such as your iPad or Mac. Let's cover how to change the Bluetooth device name on your iPhone.

Why You’ll Love This Tip:

  • Avoid generic default names for your Bluetooth devices and assign fun names to make your devices easier to find when connecting. 
  • If you own multiple devices that serve the same function (such as home speakers), add descriptive names to help you connect to the right one.

How to Change Bluetooth Name on iPhone

System Requirements

This tip works on iPhones running iOS 16 or later. Find out how to update to the latest version of iOS.

Before you start this process, make sure that your iPhone is already connected to the Bluetooth device you wish to rename. The option to change the Bluetooth name on your iPhone will only appear when you are connected to the device. For more handy tips on managing your devices, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to how to rename Bluetooth devices in the iPhone's Bluetooth settings:

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  1. Open the Settings app, tap Bluetooth.

    Tap Bluetooth.
  2. Tap the info icon next to the Bluetooth name you want to change.

    Tap the device you wish to rename.
  3. Tap Name.

    Tap Name.
  4. Type in your new device name, and tap Done.

    Type in your desired name, and tap Done.
  5. The device will appear in your devices list with its new name.

    The device will appear in your devices list with its new name.

Now, you know how to change the Bluetooth name on your iPhone! Simply repeat this process for each iPhone Bluetooth device name you want to change. Changing Bluetooth names on your iPhone is surprisingly easy, allowing you to keep better track of all your wireless devices. If you experience any issues with your iPhone's Bluetooth settings, check our troubleshooting guide for when Bluetooth is not working on iPhone.

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Author Details

Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.