How to Rename Your AirPods on Your iPhone

The first time you set up your AirPods, you’ll notice that Apple assigns them a default name based on the device with which you’re pairing them. While this is fine to get you started, chances are you’ll soon want to rename them. There are so many wireless headphones users who own Apple AirPods that, sooner or later, it’s likely you’ll be sharing a Wi-Fi network with another owner. When that happens, life will be a little easier if you’ve given your AirPods a name of their own. Thankfully, while learning how to connect AirPods to your Apple device may seem a bit tricky at first, renaming them is actually pretty simple. 

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

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How to Rename Your AirPods on Your iPhone

  1. To start, make sure that your AirPods are paired and connected to your iPhone. 
  2. Tap on the Settings app to open it, and then tap Bluetooth.


     
  3. On the display name of the AirPods you want to rename, tap the Info icon, which is to the right of the name and looks like an “i” with a circle around it.
  4. On the screen that follows, tap Name.


     
  5. To rename the AirPods, first tap the backspace button at the lower right of the keyboard or tap the “x” to the right of the display name to clear the existing name.
  6. Next, enter your new name and then tap Done on the keyboard to complete the change.


     
  7. Tap the Back arrow at the upper left of the screen. On the screen that follows, you’ll now see the new name of your AirPods. 
  8. Now when you look at your devices in Settings: Bluetooth, you’ll see your AirPods listed with their new name.
     
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Erin Smith

Erin Smith is a Feature Writer for iPhone Life and has been a writer, editor, and researcher for many years. She has a degree in communication with an emphasis on psychology and communication, and has spent many of her professional years as a coach in various business and specialty fields. Erin officially joined the ranks of iPhone and Apple users everywhere around seven years ago, and has since enjoyed the unique and customized feel of Apple technology and its many gadgets. When she’s not working, Erin and her son enjoy outdoor adventures, camping, and spending time with their eclectic collection of pets.