How to Rename Your AirPods on Your iPhone

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You can rename your AirPods, Airpods (2nd Generation) and AirPods Pro, using your iPhone. Renaming your AirPods can save you a headache if you have a variety of Bluetooth devices or share a Wi-Fi network with multiple people using their own devices. It might be especially useful if you plan to connect your AirPods to someone else's device, or connect two AirPods to one iPhone, to help keep track of which set is which. Here's how to change the display name of your AirPods, making them quick to find if you need to do some adjustments. Note that your AirPods will need to be paired and connected to your iPhone to change their name. This will also work to rename other Bluetooth devices on your iPhone, depending on whether their manufactoror allows them to be renamed. You may also be interested in how to change your AirPods settings on your iPhone.

Related: Apple AirPods & AirPods 2 Guide: Charging, Pairing, Setting Up, Using, More

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How to Rename Your AirPods, AirPods Second Generation, or AirPods Pro on Your iPhone

To do this:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Bluetooth.


     
  2. On the display name of the AirPods you want to rename, tap the Info icon, which looks like a circled letter i.
  3. To rename the AirPods, you can tap the backspace on the keyboard or tap the x next to the display name to clear it.


     
  4. Tap Done on the keyboard when you've changed the name of your AirPods.
  5. Now when you look at your devices in Settings > Bluetooth, you'll see your AirPods listed with their new name.

Now you can rename your AirPods easily from your iPhone!

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Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.