How to Change Your iPhone Name

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing your iPhone name can be a fun and personalized way to make your device stand out from the crowd. Whether you want to add a touch of creativity or simply want to differentiate your iPhone from others in a household or office, this tutorial will guide you through the simple process of changing your iPhone name. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Accessing Settings

To change your iPhone name, you’ll need to access the settings menu. On your home screen, locate the “Settings” app and tap on it. The settings app icon is a gray gear-shaped icon.

Step 2: Finding Your Device Name

Once you’ve opened the settings app, scroll down until you see the option “General” and tap on it. In the General menu, look for “About” and tap on it.

In the About menu, you will find various details about your iPhone, including its current name. Look for the entry labeled “Name.” This is where you can change your device’s name.

Step 3: Changing Your Device Name

Tapping on the “Name” entry will open a small text box where you can edit your device’s name. Here’s where you can get creative!

You can use bold text, underlined text, or even incorporate italicized text into your new iPhone name. For example, if your current device name is “iPhone,” you can change it to “Awesome iPhone” to make it more eye-catching.

If you prefer simplicity, stick with an easy-to-remember name that reflects your personality or interests. For instance, “John’s iPhone” or “Music Lover’s iPhone.”

Step 4: Saving Your New Device Name

Once you’ve typed in your desired iPhone name, tap on the “Done” button on the keyboard. This will save your new device name and apply it immediately.

It’s important to note that changing your iPhone name doesn’t affect its functionality or performance. It is purely a cosmetic change that helps you personalize your device.

Step 5: Verifying Your New Device Name

To ensure that the changes have been successfully applied, return to the home screen and open the settings app again. Navigate to “General” and then “About.” You should see your new device name displayed at the top of the screen.


  • Keep your new iPhone name concise and clear to avoid confusion.
  • Avoid using symbols or special characters in your device name as it may cause compatibility issues with certain apps or services.
  • If you have multiple Apple devices, you can give each one a unique name to easily identify them when connecting or syncing.
  • If you decide to revert to your original device name, simply follow these steps again and replace the current name with the desired original one.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully changed your iPhone name. Now you can proudly show off your personalized device to friends and family!

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