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How to Change the Name of Your AirPods

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If you don’t like the generic name that Apple assigns to your AirPods, you can change it. Here’s how to change the name of your AirPods.

When you initially set up your AirPods and connect them to your phone, they’re assigned a default name based on the device you pair them with. That’s not usually an issue, but if you have several Bluetooth items connected to your iPhone or iPad, you might want to change the name of your AirPods.

It’s also a good idea to rename your AirPods if you have more than one pair. Perhaps you just want to be a bit more creative with the naming convention of your connected Bluetooth devices.

As with other devices like iPhones, you can rename your AirPods to anything you want. Here’s how to do it.

How to Change the Name of Your AirPods

Before beginning the rename process, you need to ensure you’ve connected your AirPods to your iPhone or iPad before renaming them.

To connect AirPods and rename them:

  1. If you’re setting up your AirPods, follow the onscreen instructions.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth and pair them with your phone if they’re not connected.Change the Name of Your AirPods
  3. Your AirPods will be given a default name based on their model (eg. AirPods Pro).Change the Name of Your AirPods
  4. To rename it, open Settings from the home screen.Change the Name of Your AirPods
  5. Since your AirPods are connected, tap Bluetooth from the menu.Change the Name of Your AirPods
  6. On the Bluetooth menu under the My Devices section, tap the information icon next to your AirPods.
    • If you have several connected Bluetooth devices, you may need to scroll down to find the AirPods. Also, ensure they’re connected, which they should be since you did the paring process already.Change the Name of Your AirPods
  7. Tap the Name field on the top of the following screen.Change the Name of Your AirPods
  8. Clear the current name in the field by tapping the X icon to the right.Change the Name of Your AirPods
  9. Type in the name you want to assign to your AirPods and tap Done on the keyboard.bluetooth set
  10. After you change the name of your AirPods, tap the Back button twice.
  11. You’ll see the new name reflected in the list of Bluetooth devices.new

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Renaming Apple Devices

Using the steps above, you can quickly rename your AirPods to something more suitable. Keep in mind that the name isn’t device-specific. For example, when you connect your AirPods to a Mac, you don’t need to change the name again.

It’s also worth noting that you can connect your AirPods to other devices, like pairing AirPods with Android. After connecting your AirPods to Android, learn how to check AirPod battery levels.

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