How to Change Airdrop Name on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of seeing the generic “John’s Mac” or “Mary’s MacBook” when using Airdrop on your Mac? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we will learn how to change the Airdrop name on your Mac to something more personalized. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open System Preferences

The first step is to open System Preferences. You can do this by clicking on the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen and selecting System Preferences from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Click on “Sharing”

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Sharing” icon. This will open the Sharing preferences pane.

Step 3: Unlock the Settings

In order to make changes to your Airdrop name, you need to unlock the settings. Look for a small lock icon at the bottom left corner of the Sharing preferences pane. Click on it and enter your administrator password when prompted.

Step 4: Change Airdrop Name

Once you’ve unlocked the settings, locate the “Computer Name” field. By default, it displays your current Airdrop name. Click on it and type in your desired new name.

Step 5: Save Changes

To save your new Airdrop name, simply close the Sharing preferences pane by clicking on the red “X” button at the top left corner of the window. Your changes will be automatically applied.

Tips for Choosing an Airdrop Name

  • Keep it Personal: Choose a name that reflects your personality or interests. It could be your nickname, a favorite quote, or something unique to you.
  • Avoid Special Characters: While you can use letters, numbers, and spaces in your Airdrop name, it’s best to avoid special characters as they may cause issues when connecting with other devices.
  • Keep it Concise: Try to keep your Airdrop name short and easy to remember. Long names may get truncated on other devices.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed your Airdrop name on your Mac.

The new name will now be displayed when using Airdrop. Enjoy the personalized touch!

If you ever want to change the Airdrop name again in the future, simply follow these steps and enter a new name of your choice.

Remember, personalizing your Airdrop name is not only fun but also helps you easily identify and connect with other devices in your vicinity. So go ahead and give it a try!

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