Your iPhone includes Bluetooth technology, and can identify itself to other Bluetooth devices. Your iPhone will use its existing device name to identify itself via Bluetooth. The iPhone typically sets the device name as your name, so an example of a common iPhone Bluetooth name might be “Matt’s iPhone.” But if you have multiple iPhones, or if there is more than one person with the same first name on your network, then it could become difficult to identify a specific device.
Fortunately the iPhone device name can be changed rather easily, and it can be done directly from the device itself. You can follow our guide below to find this setting and change your iPhone’s Bluetooth name to your preferred choice.
Change the iPhone Bluetooth Name
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. These same steps will work for other iPhone models that are running iOS 7 or higher.
The setting that we will be changing in this tutorial is the device name. This is used for other purposes besides Bluetooth device identification, such as identifying your device on a Wi-Fi network.
- Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
- Step 2: Select the General option.
- Step 3: Tap the About button at the top of the screen.
- Step 4: Tap the Name button at the top of the screen.
- Step 5: Tap the small x button to the right of the current device name to delete it, then enter in the name that you want to use as your iPhone’s Bluetooth name. Press the blue Done button at the bottom-right corner of the keyboard when you have finished entering the new name.
If you use Bluetooth with your iPhone a lot, then you may eventually encounter a situation where you want to connect more than one Bluetooth device to the iPhone at the same time. Click here to learn more about multi-device Bluetooth connections on your iPhone.
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