How to Change the Name of My iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing the Name of Your iPhone

Do you want to give your iPhone a personalized touch? One way to do that is by changing its name.

By default, iPhones are named based on the owner’s name or a generic term like “iPhone” followed by a number. However, you can easily change this name to something more meaningful or fun. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of changing the name of your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing Settings

The first step is to access the Settings menu on your iPhone. To do this, locate the “Settings” app icon on your home screen and tap on it. The Settings app icon looks like a gear.

Step 2: Finding General Settings

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “General” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Locating About

In the General settings menu, scroll down again until you find “About.” This option provides information about your device, including its current name.

Step 4: Changing Your iPhone’s Name

Tapping on “About” will bring up various details about your iPhone. Look for the “Name” field and tap on it to edit.

Note: Before proceeding with changing your iPhone’s name, make sure that it is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network and has sufficient battery life.

a) Clearing Existing Name

You will see a small “x” button next to your current iPhone name. Tap on it to clear the existing name.

b) Entering New Name

Once you have cleared the existing name, type in your desired new name using the keyboard that appears on your screen. You can choose any name you like, as long as it follows Apple’s guidelines and is not offensive.

Pro Tip: Consider choosing a name that is unique and easy to identify, especially if you use multiple Apple devices or frequently connect to other devices via Bluetooth.

c) Saving the New Name

After entering your new iPhone name, tap on the “Done” button on the keyboard to save the changes.

Step 5: Verifying the Change

To ensure that your iPhone’s name has been successfully changed, go back to the main “Settings” menu. You will see your new iPhone name displayed at the top of the screen.

Note: Changing your iPhone’s name will not affect any data or settings on your device. It is purely cosmetic and serves as a way to personalize your iPhone.


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

By following these simple steps, you can give your device a unique identity that reflects your personality or makes it easier to identify among other devices. Remember that you can always change your iPhone’s name again in the future if you desire a different one.

Quick Recap:

  • Access Settings from the home screen.
  • Go to General settings.
  • Select About.
  • Edit Name field by clearing existing name and entering a new one.
  • Save changes and verify in main Settings menu.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through changing the name of your iPhone. Enjoy customizing your device!

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