How to Change Computer Name on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of seeing the generic computer name on your Mac? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to change your computer name on a Mac. It’s a simple process that will give your Mac a more personal touch.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences”. This will open up the System Preferences window.

Step 2: Access Sharing Preferences

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Sharing” icon. This will bring up the Sharing preferences panel.

Step 3: Change Computer Name

In the Sharing preferences panel, you’ll find a field labeled “Computer Name”. Click on this field to select it, then type in your desired computer name. You can use any combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.

Tips for Choosing a Computer Name:

  • Keep it short: A shorter name is easier to remember and type.
  • Avoid special characters: Some special characters may cause issues with certain programs or services.
  • Be creative: Have fun with your computer name and make it reflect your personality!

Step 4: Apply Changes

Once you have entered your new computer name, click on the “Edit” button located below the computer name field. This will prompt a pop-up window asking if you want to apply the changes. Click on “OK” to confirm.

Step 5: Restart Your Mac

To complete the process, you’ll need to restart your Mac. Click on the Apple menu again, but this time select “Restart”. Your Mac will shut down and then restart with the new computer name.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed your computer name on your Mac. Now you can enjoy a more personalized experience every time you use your Mac.

Remember, changing your computer name does not affect any of your files or settings. It’s purely a cosmetic change that allows you to give your Mac a unique identity.

If you ever want to change your computer name again in the future, simply follow these steps. Happy customizing!

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