How to Change the Name of a Bluetooth Device on iPhone (2023)

Here's how to rename a Bluetooth device connected to your iPhone or iPad.

Are you having a hard time telling the Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone apart? If so, you're probably wondering, "can I rename a paired Bluetooth device?" Yes, you can! Here's how to change a Bluetooth device name on an iPhone or iPad. 

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This article doesn't cover how to change an iPhone name, but it will show you how to rename AirPods, headphones, speakers, hearing aids, and other Bluetooth devices paired to your iPhone or iPad. For more great Bluetooth device tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

Before you begin, make sure the device you are using is currently connected to your iPhone. This won't work if the device says "Not Connected' next to it in the Bluetooth menu.

  1. Open the Settings app.

    iphone settings app
  2. Tap Bluetooth.

    tap bluetooth in iphone settings
  3. Tap the info icon next to the connected Bluetooth device you want to rename.

    tap the info icon next to the bluetooth device
  4. Tap Name.

    Tap Name
  5. Tap the X to delete the current name.

    tap the x to delete the current name of the bluetooth device
  6. Enter the new name of the Bluetooth device and tap Done.

    rename the bluetooth device
  7. Now you'll see your renamed Bluetooth device under My Devices!

    how to change the name of your bluetooth device

Now you know how to rename a Bluetooth device to make it more memorable and easier to find. Next, you may want to learn how to update or change your Admin name on your Mac. If you weren't able to follow these steps because Bluetooth was unavailable or not working, read this Bluetooth troubleshooting guide!

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.