How to Change Name of iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing the name of your iPhone is a simple and straightforward process. By default, your iPhone is assigned a generic name like “iPhone” or “John’s iPhone.”

However, you may want to personalize it with a unique name that reflects your style or personality. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change the name of your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the “Settings” app on your home screen. The app icon resembles gears turning. Tap on it to open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Finding Your Device Name

In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on “General.” This will open a new page with various options for customizing your device. Look for “About” and select it.


If you are using an older version of iOS, you may find the device name directly under Settings without going through General > About.

Step 3: Changing Your Device Name

On the About page, you will see different sections containing details about your device. Look for “Name” at the top of the page and tap on it.


If you are using an older version of iOS, you may find “Device Name” instead of just “Name.”

Important: Ensure that your device is connected to a stable internet connection before proceeding with this step.

A pop-up window will appear with your current device name highlighted. To change it, tap on the small ‘x’ icon next to your current name to delete it.

Type in your desired new name using the keyboard that appears on screen. You can choose any name that suits you – be creative!

Once you have entered the new name, tap on “Done” or simply press Enter on the keyboard.

Step 4: Verifying the Name Change

After tapping “Done,” your iPhone will update the name you entered. To verify the change, exit the Settings menu and return to your home screen.

Look at the top left corner of your screen, where you would normally see your cellular network provider’s name. Instead, you should now see your newly changed device name.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the name of your iPhone.

Additional Tips:

  • You can change the name of your iPhone as many times as you like. Feel free to experiment with different names until you find one that you love.
  • The new device name will also appear when connecting your iPhone to other devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
  • If you are using iCloud, changing the device name on one device will automatically update it across all devices linked to your iCloud account.

Now that you know how to change the name of your iPhone, go ahead and give it a personalized touch that matches your style!

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