When you are connecting Bluetooth devices to your smartphone or computer, you typically get a brief description of that device so that you can ensure you are connecting to the correct device. But this device identification goes both ways, and your iPhone has its own Bluetooth name as well.
Your iPhone’s Bluetooth name is its device name, which is usually just your name’s iPhone. So, for example, if your name were John, the Bluetooth name would probably be John’s iPhone. While this should be fine for most people, it could become confusing if you have multiple iPhones, or if there are multiple people in on your network that share the same name. Fortunately you can change the Bluetooth name on your iPhone by following the steps below.
How to Change Your iPhone’s Bluetooth Name
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.4, but will work on other iPhone models in most other versions of iOS. Note that changing your Bluetooth name in this manner will also change the name that is used to identify your iPhone in other locations, too, such as on your Wi-Fi network.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the General option.
Step 3: Select the About option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Touch the Name button at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Delete the current name, then enter the Bluetooth name you want to use.
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