Bluetooth emerged as a novelty in feature phones in the early 2000s and became one of the quickest and most convenient ways — trumping infrared by a long shot — to transfer files between phones, even after smartphones were introduced.
The tech has evolved, and although it can still be used to send and receive files between phones, it’s a bit slow compared to other wireless technologies available to do the same. Nowadays, the main purpose of Bluetooth is to facilitate accessories such as earphones and headphones, among others.
Bluetooth names are useful to connect to the right device, and if you happen to have more than one iPhone connected to the same iCloud account, chances are the name of both the phones is the same.
While you can customise the Bluetooth name on Android devices separately, changing the Bluetooth name on iPhone would require you to change the iPhone’s name — both share the same name alongside Hotspot.
Here is a simple guide to help you change iPhone’s Bluetooth name in a jiffy.
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How to change Bluetooth name on iPhone?
By default, the Bluetooth name is your name followed by ‘iPhone’. Open the Settings of your iPhone and follow the steps mentioned below to change the Bluetooth name.
- Tap on the General option.
- Then tap on About.
- On the next page, tap on Name.
- Then you can edit the current name of your iPhone on the next page.
The same name will also reflect as your iPhone or iPad’s Bluetooth name.
Once you’re done changing your iPhone’s name, go back to the Settings and tap on the Bluetooth option to confirm that your iPhone’s Bluetooth name has changed. It’ll appear below the Bluetooth toggle button.
If you want to change the name of any Apple connected Bluetooth devices on your iPhone, go to the Bluetooth settings, connect the device, tap on the ‘i’ button and change the name. You can’t change the name of Bluetooth devices that aren’t made by Apple.