Update Your Device: How to Change the Name of Your iPhone

Are you tired of your iPhone having the same name as everybody else’s? If so, we’ve got good news! You can easily update it and give your device a personal touch. Changing the name of your iPhone is a great way to make it feel unique and can help you keep track of multiple devices in one household.

We know how important personalization is for tech-savvy users like you, so we’re here to walk you through the steps on how to change the name of your iPhone quickly and easily. From connecting your iPhone with iTunes to customizing settings in iCloud, we’ll show you all the tips and tricks you need to get started. So grab your device, take a deep breath, and let’s dive into updating your device!

Steps to Change Your iPhone Name Directly from the Device

Changing the name of your iPhone might seem like a trivial task, but it can actually make a big difference in how you interact with your device. It personalizes your phone and gives it a unique identity that reflects your personality. Plus, it’s really easy to do! Here are three simple steps to change your iPhone name directly from the device.

First, unlock your iPhone and navigate to the “Settings” app. You can easily find this app by looking for its iconic gear-like icon on one of the home screens. Once you’re in the “Settings” app, scroll down until you see an option called “General.” Tap on it, and a new screen will appear with various options related to general settings.

Now comes the fun part – finding and changing your iPhone’s name! On the “General” screen, you’ll notice an option labeled “About.” Go ahead and tap on it. This will take you to another screen where all sorts of information about your device is displayed.

Here’s where things get interesting. At the very top of this screen, you’ll see your current iPhone name listed under “Name.” To change it, simply tap on this field and start typing whatever new name you desire! It could be something catchy like “Tech Guru” or something more personal like “Sunny’s Phone.” Let your creativity guide you!

Once you’ve entered a new name for your iPhone, just press the back button at the top left corner of the screen – usually represented by a chevron symbol or an arrow pointing left. And voila! Your new iPhone name will now be displayed whenever other devices try connecting via Bluetooth or when sharing files over AirDrop.

So don’t settle for default settings – show off some personality by giving your beloved companion a unique moniker today. With these simple steps outlined above (and no tedious computer syncing required), changing your iPhone’s name has never been easier!

Connecting Your iPhone to iTunes and Changing the Device Name

So you’ve just got yourself a shiny new iPhone and now you’re ready to connect it to iTunes. Well, lucky for you, connecting your iPhone to iTunes is as easy as pie! All you need is your trusty USB cable that came with the phone. Just plug one end into your iPhone and the other end into your computer’s USB port. Voila! Your device should automatically pop up in iTunes.

Now that your iPhone is connected, let’s talk about changing its name. You might be wondering why on earth would anyone want to change the name of their phone? Well, there could be many reasons. Maybe you want to give it a unique and personal touch or perhaps you’re just tired of seeing “John Doe’s iPhone” every time it connects to Wi-Fi.

To change the name of your iPhone, simply click on its icon in iTunes. This will bring up all the information about your device including its current name. Right-click on the name and select “Rename” from the drop-down menu that appears. Type in whatever creative or catchy name suits your fancy and hit enter.

And there you have it! Your iPhone now has a brand new identity thanks to its spiffy new name. But wait, there’s more! If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not go ahead and customize other aspects of your device? You can change things like its wallpaper, ringtone, or even create custom app icons using third-party apps.

In conclusion my friend; connecting your precious iDevice (aka iPhone) to iTunes is super simple – just plug it in with a trusty old USB cable! And hey presto – we’re connected baby! Now onto changing names – because sometimes an extra little touch never hurt nobody right? It’s as easy as clicking on that little icon in iTunes which represents our beloved smartphone; then renamin’ away by right-clickin’ (or two-finger tappin’ on a Mac) to get that drop-down menu. Once you’re there, just type in your preferred new name and hit enter! Ta-da – you’ve got yourself a personalized iPhone with a brand-new moniker! So go ahead my friend, let your creativity run wild and make that device truly yours by customizing wallpapers, ringtones, or even app icons. The possibilities are endless when it comes to personalizing our modern gadgets!

How to Change Your iPhone’s Name Using iCloud Settings

Changing the name of your iPhone may not seem like a crucial task, but it can add a personal touch and make your device feel more customized to you. Luckily, with iCloud Settings, this process is super simple! So, whether you want to give your precious iPhone a quirky nickname or simply update it with your own name, I’m here to guide you through the steps.

1. Open up your iPhone’s settings by tapping on the gear-shaped icon that looks like it belongs in a mechanic’s toolbox.
2. Scroll down until you find “iCloud” among all those options displayed before your eyes like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
3. Tap on “iCloud,” and voilà! You’ve arrived at the magical land of cloud storage and device syncing.

Now that we’re in iCloud territory:
– Look for “About Me” if you want to infuse some personality into your iPhone’s identity. Tap on it faster than lightning striking a unicorn!
– See that grayed-out name? Well, perfect time for some magic tricks! Tap on the pencil icon next to it. Abracadabra!
– Type away like Shakespeare composing his masterpiece; use any combination of letters, numbers or even emojis! Your creativity knows no bounds.
– Once satisfied with your new title (remember: there are no wrong answers here), tap “Done.” And just like that, poof! The transformation is complete!

With these simple steps under our belts (or should I say circuit boards?), we’ve successfully changed our iPhone’s name using iCloud Settings alone. Now go forth and proudly show off your uniquely named phone as if you were unveiling a priceless work of art!

Who knew such power lay hidden within those tiny icons? A few taps here and there have given us control over something so seemingly insignificant yet strangely satisfying – renaming our iPhones using iCloud Settings adds an extra dash of individuality amidst this sea of technological conformity. So, embrace your newfound freedom and let your iPhone’s name reflect the true essence of its owner – you!

Photo of author



Our resident iPhone expert, Lee has been an iOS user since the iPhone 3GS was launched back in 2009. When he's not troubleshooting Apple devices, you can find Lee cooking up a storm in the kitchen (with the help of his favourite recipes apps, of course).

Read more from Lee

Leave a Comment


Apps UK
International House
12 Constance Street
London, E16 2DQ