If you set up a new pair of AirPods, they will automatically name themselves after you. However, you can change the AirPod’s name, especially if you’re worried about your real name not being listed in Bluetooth devices.
You may also want to update the AirPod name for more innocent reasons. If you share an Apple ID with a family member, you can, for example, rename a second pair of AirPods.
Whatever the reason, changing the AirPod name on iPhone and other Apple and third-party devices is very easy. Here’s how.
Here’s how to quickly and easily rename your wireless AirPods Pro (or older) on your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook to distinguish them from other connected devices.
Every year, Apple improves its devices such as AirPods, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The updated versions improve: sound, new modes appear, battery autonomy is added, as well as other useful features. Last year, Apple introduced us to completely updated and unusual in shape AirPods Pro, which is equipped with active noise cancellation, as well as sound transparency mode and vacuum earbuds. And today we will tell you how to rename your new AirPods Pro or Second Generation AirPods.
How to rename AirPods on your iPhone:
As you may have noticed, the iPhone simply refers to AirPods as “Your AirPods,” but if you connect other wireless headphones and want to highlight one of them, then you should rename your AirPods.
To do this, you need to:
1. Unlock your iPhone on which you want to rename the device
2. Connect the AirPods using a Bluetooth connection
3. Launch the “Settings” application on your iPhone
4. Scroll down and find the Bluetooth tab
5. Go to the “My devices” section »
6. Click on the AirPods from the list
7. Change the name of the selected headphones
8. Save and click the back button
How to Change AirPod Name on iPhone or iPad
AirPods are built with other Apple products in mind, so many advanced settings features (such as renaming AirPods) are limited to other Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad.
If you want to change AirPod name on your iPhone or iPad, here is what you need to do. You also need to follow these steps if you use your AirPods with your Apple Watch.
- First, make sure the AirPods are connected to your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > Bluetooth and making sure the Bluetooth radio is turned on.
- In the Bluetooth menu , tap the information icon next to the connected AirPods.
- From the AirPod info menu , tap Name .
- Change the name in the text field and save your choice.
If the change was successful, the new name will appear next to AirPods in your Bluetooth device settings.
How to change AirPod name on Mac
Like the iPhone and iPad, Mac devices (including MacBooks and iMacs) let you customize advanced AirPods settings. This includes the ability to change the AirPod’s name, but you’ll first need to pair (connect) the AirPods to your Mac.
To change the AirPod name on Mac, you need to do the following.
- From the top menu bar, click the Apple icon > System Preferences.
- In the System Preferences app, tap Bluetooth.
- Make sure your Bluetooth radio is turned on. If it doesn’t, click ” Turn Bluetooth On ” on the left.
- Make sure your AirPods are connected to your Mac, then right-click on the listed AirPods and click ” Rename “.
- Enter a new name in the field and click the Rename button to confirm.
If the change was successful, the new AirPod name will immediately appear in your Mac’s list of Bluetooth devices.
Is it possible to rename AirPods on Android?
While AirPods can be renamed on an Android device, the name you choose won’t be permanent. Unlike changing the AirPod name on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, any change to the AirPod name on Android won’t be visible anywhere else.
This can make it hard to tell which pair of AirPods you’re using, but if you’ve already paired multiple pairs of AirPods with the same Android device, renaming them will help tidy up your Bluetooth device list.
If you want to rename AirPods on Android, here’s how to do it:
- Open the settings menu of your Android device and enter the Bluetooth menu .
- Make sure your Bluetooth radio is turned on. In the list of devices, tap the settings gear icon next to AirPods.
- Tap the pencil icon (or ” Rename ” on some devices) to rename your AirPods.
- Enter a new name in the appropriate field and save your choice.
Is it possible to rename AirPods on Windows?
Like Android, you can rename AirPods on a Windows computer, but the change will only be visible on that device. The name of the hardware (set by Apple products) will not change, but you can rename your AirPods in Windows to better manage the use of multiple pairs of AirPods on the same PC.
If you need to rename AirPods in Windows, follow these steps:
- Make sure your computer’s Bluetooth radio is turned on and your AirPods are connected.
- If so, right-click the Start menu and click Run.
- In the Run box, type printer management and click OK.
- Locate AirPods in the Devices and Printers menu, right-click them and click Properties.
- In the Properties window, click the Bluetooth tab.
- Replace the AirPod name at the top, then click Apply > OK to save your selection.
What is the name of the AirPod?
If you’re renaming AirPods, you should probably stick with a catchy name, especially if you need to manage more than one pair.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t choose a funny name for your AirPods. There is nothing stopping you from naming your AirPods whatever you want, as long as it’s legal in your country.
User Oleg gave a helpful recommendation to use his name and phone number when naming Airpods. A user lost their Airpods at the airport and ended up getting them back thanks to this little trick. This trick may not be optimal for those of you who are concerned about your privacy, as it will make your phone public.
You can add emojis or special characters, or stick to plain text. However, you can use up to 32 characters in the name.
There are no restrictions on how you name your AirPods, but just remember that whatever you choose to name them, other Bluetooth users can see the name as well. If you are afraid of offending someone, choose something neutral.