How to Change Your Name on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing your name on your iPhone can be a useful way to personalize your device and make it feel more like your own. Whether you prefer to use your full name, a nickname, or any other variation, the process of changing your name on an iPhone is quick and simple. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to change your name on an iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To start, locate and tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone’s home screen. The app icon looks like a gear wheel. Once you’ve found it, give it a tap to open the settings menu.

Step 2: Finding Your Apple ID

In the settings menu, scroll down until you see “Apple ID.” This section contains all the information related to your Apple account. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Editing Your Name

Within the Apple ID menu, you’ll find various options related to your account. Look for “Name, Phone Numbers, Email” and select it.

You will now see your current name displayed at the top of the screen. To change it, simply tap on the “Edit” button located next to your name.


If you are using iCloud for any services or apps that require authentication with your Apple ID (such as iCloud Drive or Find My iPhone), changing your name may affect those services temporarily until they sync with the updated information.

Step 4: Modifying Your Name

A new page will open where you can make changes to various details associated with your Apple account. Locate the section labeled “First Name” and “Last Name.” Tap inside these fields and enter your desired new name.

If you simply want to change your nickname, you can enter it in the “First Name” field, leaving the “Last Name” field unchanged. Alternatively, if you want to use your full name, enter it in both fields.

Remember, the name you enter here will be displayed across various Apple services and apps, so choose carefully!

Step 5: Saving Your Changes

Once you have entered your new name or nickname, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on the “Done” button. Your changes will be saved automatically.


If you are using Family Sharing or other shared services with other Apple IDs, changing your name may affect those services as well. Make sure to inform others who share these services with you about any changes you make.

Step 6: Verifying Your New Name

To ensure that your new name is displayed correctly on your iPhone, go back to the main settings menu by tapping on the “Settings” button located at the top left corner of the screen. Scroll down and select “iCloud.”

In the iCloud menu, tap on “Name” under your Apple ID information. You should now see that your new name is displayed correctly.


You have successfully changed your name on your iPhone! Now whenever you interact with Apple services or apps on your device, they will display your new name exactly as you entered it.

  • Tips:
    • If some apps or services still display your old name after following these steps, try restarting your iPhone and checking again.
    • If you have multiple Apple devices, make sure to repeat these steps on each device to ensure consistency across all your devices.
  • Warnings:
    • Changing your name may affect the way some apps or services recognize your Apple ID temporarily. If you encounter any issues, reach out to the app or service support for assistance.
    • Be cautious when entering your new name. Once saved, it may not be easy to change it back without going through a similar process.

Now that you know how to change your name on an iPhone, feel free to experiment with different variations and make your device truly yours!

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