Most devices that can be connected to a network have an option where you can set a name for that device. It makes them easier to identify, plus it prevents confusion where the same devices might all have the same name. That name is also applied in other situations as well, as we talk about here concerning the iPhone’s Bluetooth name.
As a device that has a lot of network features, your iPhone 5 also has a name. But if that name is the same as another device on your network, or if that name reflects the previous owner of the device, then you might decide that you want to change it. Fortunately this is something that you can accomplish directly from the iPhone 5 with a few short steps.
How to Change the Owner Name on an iPhone 5
Changing the name of the iPhone will change how the device is identified by networked devices, such as a router that lists all of the devices that are connected to it. It can also be helpful in identifying different iPhones if you have more than one of the same model in your home.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Touch About at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the Name button at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Touch the Delete key on the keyboard to delete the existing name, then enter your new name into the field. Touch the blue Done button on the keyboard when you are finished.
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