How Do I Name My iPhone in iOS 17?

You can give your iPhone a name in iOS 17 by going to Settings > General > About > Name > and then deleting the current name and adding a new one.

Our guide about naming an iPhone continues below with additional coverage for this setting.

You can also watch our video about how to change your iPhone name for more on this topic.

Getting Started with Renaming Your iPhone in iOS 17

Have you ever found yourself in a pickle trying to distinguish your iPhone from others? Maybe during a family gathering or when you are out with friends, and all iPhones on the table look identical. iOS 17 is here to make your life simpler! Renaming your iPhone is not just about giving it a fancy title; it’s about adding a personal touch and making device management as smooth as butter. So, buckle up as we dive into the step-by-step guide on how to rename your iPhone like a pro!

Related: How to Change iPhone Name (iOS 17)

Why Bother Naming Your iPhone?

You might be thinking, “Why should I even bother?” Well, it’s more than just a name; it’s about clarity and ease. When you connect to iTunes, use Airdrop, or connect to a Wi-Fi network, a unique name helps in instantly recognizing your device. It’s like giving your phone a personality of its own. Plus, it adds an extra layer of identification, making your device stand out in the crowd.

Step 1: Dive into the Settings App

First things first, grab your iPhone and navigate to the ‘Settings’ app. It’s your gateway to all the tweaks and changes you can make on your device. Easy to find, it’s usually on your home screen with a gear icon.

Step 2: Find the ‘About’ Section

Once you are in ‘Settings,’ scroll down a bit, and you will find the ‘General’ option. Tap on it and head straight to the ‘About’ section. This is the treasure chest where all the information about your device is stored, including its current name.

Step 3: Tap and Type Away

In the ‘About’ section, the first line shows the name of your device. Tap on it, and a new screen will pop up, allowing you to type in the new name you have chosen for your iPhone. It’s your canvas; paint it with the words you desire!

Creativity Unleashed: Choosing the Perfect Name

Now, this is where the fun begins. Choosing a name for your iPhone can be as creative as you want it to be. Think of it as naming a pet; it should reflect your personality and maybe even bring a smile to your face. Whether it’s ‘Sir Talks-a-Lot’ or ‘The Apple of My Eye,’ let your imagination run wild!

Step 4: Save and Celebrate

Once you’ve typed in the new name, hit ‘Done’ on your keyboard, and voila! Your iPhone now has a new identity. Go ahead, give yourself a pat on the back; you’ve earned it!

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Pros of Naming Your iPhone

  1. Easy Identification: Especially handy when you are in a sea of Apple devices, your uniquely named iPhone will stand out.
  2. Personal Touch: It adds a bit of your personality to your device, making it truly yours.
  3. Better Device Management: When syncing with iTunes or using Airdrop, a unique name ensures a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Cons of Naming Your iPhone

  1. Overthinking the Name: Sometimes, we can get caught up in trying to find the ‘perfect’ name, and it can become a time-consuming task.
  2. May Cause Confusion: If you tend to change the name often, it might create confusion, especially when connecting to other devices.
  3. Limited to Your Creativity: Sometimes, the perfect name just doesn’t strike, and that’s okay. Not everyone needs a uniquely named iPhone.

Wrapping It Up

Naming your iPhone is a quick and fun way to add a personal touch to your device. It aids in easy identification, adds a bit of your personality, and ensures smoother device management. So, the next time you are lost in the sea of Apple devices, fear not; your uniquely named iPhone will be easy to spot!

Video About iPhone Naming


  1. Can I change the name of my iPhone anytime? Yes, you can change the name of your iPhone whenever you want, following the same steps.
  2. Will renaming my iPhone affect my data or settings? No, renaming your iPhone is a safe process and does not affect any of your data or settings.
  3. What should I do if my new iPhone name is not showing up on other devices? Make sure that your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is turned on. Sometimes, it takes a moment for the changes to reflect on other devices.
  4. Can I use emojis in my iPhone’s name? iOS does not support using emojis in the device name.
  5. Is there a character limit for the iPhone’s name? Yes, there is a character limit, but it is quite generous, allowing you to be creative with the naming.

Additional Information

When it comes to device management and creating backups, a unique iPhone name can be a game changer. It makes it easier to identify which backup belongs to which device, especially if you own multiple Apple devices. Moreover, a personalized iPhone name can be a great conversation starter. Imagine Airdropping a file and the recipient sees a name like ‘The Mystery Phone’ – intriguing, isn’t it?

Remember, the name of your iPhone is for your convenience, so choose something that makes sense to you and adds a bit of joy to your day. After all, it’s the little things that make a big difference.

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