How to Change the Name of a Bluetooth Device on iPhone

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.

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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 has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.