Changing the default name of your iPhone can make things a bit simplified for you. By default, your iPhone does not have any distinctive name. Instead, it comes with a generic name of ‘iPhone’. This can create a lot of confusion while creating a hotspot, or if anyone is sending you files over Airdrop.
As the default name of your phone is iPhone, similarly, other iPhones would also be set with the same default name. So, in a crowded place, it will be hard to find your iPhone with that generic name. Instead changing the name to a more personalized name would make sense to spot your iPhone in public for Airdrop or hotspot.
You can change the name of your iPhone from the default name to any other personalised name by following the tutorial below.
How to change the name of your iPhone
- Head to the settings app on your iPhone.
- Now, tap on the General option.
- Scroll down and tap on About.
- Tap on the name option to change the name of your device. Inside that enter the name that you want to set for your device and then tap on Done.
You can also change the name of your other Apple devices like Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and more.
That’s it you have successfully changed the name of your Apple devices. This will help you in distinguishing the Apple device within your ecosystem as well as finding the phone in a party where others also have the default name of their Apple devices.
Once you change the name of your Apple device, it will immediately be reflected in iCloud and find my device as well. There is no limit to changing the names of your product, so you can change the name of your Apple devices as frequently as you want.