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How To Change the Name of Your iPhone or iPad

How To Change the Name of Your iPhone or iPad

When you first set up your new iPhone or iPad, iOS assigned a generic name to the handset, using your first name  – in my case it was “Chris’s iPhone.”

The name is used to identify the device when you set up a Personal Hotspot, plug it into a computer for synching, or for AirDrop. But, you don’t have to stick with the default name, you can change it.

How To Change the Name of Your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap the “General” menu item.
  3. Tap the “About” menu item.
    How To Change the Name of Your iPhone or iPad
  4. Tap the “Name” menu item.
  5. Enter the name that you want to name your device. Let your imagination run wild.
  6. Tap “Done” on the keyboard.
    How To Change the Name of Your iPhone or iPad

That’s it, your iPhone or iPad has now been christened with a new name. Be sure to alert the media.

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