How to Change Airpods Name on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

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How To Change Airpods Name In Few Simple Steps

Thanks to its in-built microphones and excellent support from Apple, AirPods are excellent for music listening and hands-free calling.

Sometimes when there are multiple AirPods in range, all of them appear in the Bluetooth menu of your iOS device and can easily confuse you.

While you can use AirPods with any Apple device that supports Bluetooth, it’s easy to change the name of your AirPods while using a Mac computer, iPhone, or iPod.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to change the name of your AirPods on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, depending on the iOS device you’re using, in just a few simple steps.

Also, read how to add AirPods to Find My iPhone.

Can You Rename AirPods Easily?

There is no doubt that the AirPods are an innovative product from Apple, but did you know that they can be renamed easily?

Yes, you can rename your AirPods easily so that each has its name, making it easier for you to identify them when necessary in the Bluetooth settings when other iOS devices are connected to your iPhone, Mac, or iPod.

You can rename your AirPods on the following devices:

  • iPhone – You can rename AirPods from the Settings app.
  • iPad – You can rename AirPods from the Settings app, the same as iPhone.
  • Mac – You can rename AirPods System Preferences on Mac.

The process of renaming your AirPods is the same in all models, whether you’re using AirPods MaxAirPods Pro, or AirPods (1st, 2nd, 3rd generation)

How to Change Airpods Name on Mac

You can change the name of AirPods by opening System Preferences on your Mac.

Here’s the step-by-step process of how you change the name of your AirPods on Mac:

  • Step 1: Click on the Apple logo icon at the top-left corner of Mac screen.
  • Step 2: Select the System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 3: Click on the Bluetooth icon inside the Preferences tab.
  • Step 4: Ensure that your AirPods are connected to your Mac.
  • Step 5:  Right-click on the name of your AirPods in the Devices section of the Bluetooth tab.
  • Step 6: Select Rename from the drop-down menu, enter a new name and again click on the Remane to confirm the change.
How To Change Airpods Name On Mac

How to Change Airpods Name on iPhone and iPad?

Renaming your AirPods on iPhone and iPad is the same, and you can do it easily from the Settings app.

Here’s the step-by-step process of how you change the name of your AirPods on iPhone and iPad:

  • Step 1: First, take out your AirPods from their charging case.
  • Step 2: Go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and tap on Bluetooth.
  • Step 3: Tap the blue “i” icon AirPods whose name you want to change.
How To Change Airpods Name In Iphone And Ipad
  • Step 4: Tap on the Name field and enter the new name of your choice.
  • Step 5: Finally, hit Done on your keypad.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Let’s look at some answers to frequently asked questions about how to change the name of your AirPods.

What’s the default name of AirPods?

AirPods come with a default name of “[Your Name]’s AirPods.” when you connect them to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac for the first time; the good news is you can change them to whatever you want. You can also rename each AirPods if you have multiple sets.

Why can’t I rename my AirPods?

If you can’t rename your AirPods, try to restart your AirPods and iOS device. Reconnect them with each other and then try to rename them. You can rename your Airpods on iPhone and iPad from the Settings app and the Apple menu > System Preferences on Mac.

Also, read what to do when AirPods won’t connect to iOS devices.


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