How to Change an iPhone’s Name in iOS 8

iPhones are very popular, and have been around for a long time. Therefore, it is likely that you will encounter multiple people that have an iPhone device in an environment like a school, office, or even at home. In situations where it is necessary to individually identify different devices, this can make that identification a little difficult.

Fortunately you do not need to leave your iPhone’s device name at the default setting in iOS 8, and you can adjust it to almost anything else that you would prefer. Our article below will show you where to find this setting so that you can adjust it as needed.

Set a Different Name for Your iPhone in iOS 8

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. However, these same steps will work for other iPhone models that are using iOS 7 or higher.

The steps in this article will change the device name for your iPhone. The device name is used for a number of different purposes, including iCloud backup identification, and device identification on networks.

  • Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
open the settings app
  • Step 2: Select the General option.
open the general menu
  • Step 3: Tap the About option at the top of the screen.
open the about menu
  • Step 4: Tap the Name button at the top of the screen.
tap the name button
  • Step 5: Tap the small x button to the right of the current name to delete it.
tap the small gray x
  • Step 6: Type a new name for the iPhone, then tap the blue Done button at the bottom-right corner of the keyboard.
enter a new name and tap done

The iPhone name is shared across a lot of places on the device, including its Bluetooth name. You can read here for more information on the name for Bluetooth.

Have you ever sent or received emails from iPhones that included the “Sent from my iPhone” signature? This setting is on the device by default, but it can be changed. In fact, you can set a different signature for every email account that is configured on your device. This article will show you where to go in order to make that adjustment.

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