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How to change your Macbook’s name?

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Many Macbook users don’t think about changing the name on their Mac or Macbook. They usually let macOS choose the name when they get their first computer and don’t bother changing it.

However, there are good reasons to change the name of your Macbook, primarily if you use AirDrop or Bluetooth accessories. A name you can easily recognise for your Macbook will make everything smoother and more convenient.

In this article, we have discussed the steps to change the Macbook’s name and local hostname on the macOS Ventura and earlier versions.

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Change the MacBook’s name and local hostname on macOS Ventura

Change the MacBook’s name

Below we have explained the steps to help you change the MacBook’s name on macOS Ventura.

Step 1: Click on the Apple menu, then click on the System Settings option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: In system settings, click on the General option and then click on the About option on the right side of the screen.

Step 3: In the Name field, type the name you want to set for your Mac.

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Change the MacBook’s local hostname

To change the MacBook’s local hostname, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Apple menu, then click on the System Settings option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: In system settings, click on the General option available in the sidebar and on the right side of the screen and click on the Sharing option.

Step 3: Localhost name is at the bottom of the sharing window. In the Local hostname section, click on Edit and

Step 4: Type the name you want to set as the local hostname of your Macbook in the dialogue box and click OK.

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Change the MacBook’s name and local hostname on earlier versions

Change the MacBook’s name

If you are using the earlier macOS versions and want to change your MacBook’s name, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Apple menu, then click on the System Preferences option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: In system preferences, click on the Sharing folder.

Step 3: Click in the box beside the Computer Name and then type the name you want to set for your Mac or Macbook.


Change the MacBook’s local hostname

To change the MacBook’s local hostname, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Apple menu, then click on the System Preferences option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: In system preferences, click on the Sharing folder.

Step 3: Click on the Edit button below the Computer Name and then type the name you want to set as the local hostname of your Macbook.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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