How to Change the Name of Your iPhone

Change your iPhone's name in seconds!
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When you buy an iPhone, the iPhone comes with a generic default name. Mine, by default, was "iPhone." Creative, right? That name is more important than it might seem because the name of your iPhone is used to identify your iPhone for various uses such as iCloud, personal hotspot, AirDrop, Bluetooth, backups, Find My, and more. With generic iPhone names, it can quickly get confusing and become difficult trying to differentiate iPhones from one another.

If multiple iPhone users, for example, have personal hotspots in the same home and share the same iPhone name, "iPhone," like mine, differentiating becomes tricky. If you've owned multiple iPhones, or have multiple currently, using the same iCloud, having unique iPhone names will cause confusion also. Especially, when trying to turn off Find My. You don't want to turn it off for the wrong iPhone or have to go down the "all devices" list until you get the right one.

So, this guide will show you how to change your iPhone name in only a handful of simple steps, so that you can differentiate Find My for all the tasks you use your iPhone for.

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How to Change the Name of Your iPhone

First things first!

Go to your iPhone's home screen, so that we can navigate to the Settings app. More often than not, the Settings app is located in the "utilities" folder. Once you find Settings, give it a click.

How to Change the Name of Your iPhone

Now that you have opened the Settings app, we need to navigate to general settings. Simply click "general," and move on to the next step!

How to Change the Name of Your iPhone

In general, select the "about" option, so that we can get to your iPhone name and make that change!

How to Change the Name of Your iPhone

You'll notice the default name "iPhone" showing to the right of name. Give it a click and let's name it something a little more relevant.

How to Change the Name of Your iPhone

The keyboard will automatically pop up so that you can change the iPhone name to an iPhone name that makes sense for you and that can be differentiated from others. I recommend just using your name followed by "iPhone" like I did with mine. Once you have typed in your name of choice, tap "done."

Tada! Done. Your iPhone name has changed now! Did you know you can change your Bluetooth name on your iPhone also? Give it a try.

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