How To Change Your Android Phone’s Name


Do you want to change the name of your Android phone or tablet? Well, lucky for you, changing it isn’t all that hard to do. Simply follow the steps by step how to guide below and you’ll be able to change your phone or tablet’s name in no time:

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings and tap on Wireless & Networks.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth Settings and make sure that Bluetooth is on.
  3. Tap on Device Name from the settings and change it to what you want.

It’s important to note that this only changes the name of the device for Bluetooth settings. So for example, your newly assigned name will show up for other Bluetooth devices but the change won’t be reflected when you connect your phone to a computer. To change the name that appears on computers:

  1. Connect your phone to your computer via USB.
  2. You have to be able to connect using MTP (not mass storage mode).
  3. Click on My Computer, and then look for your phone in the list of devices.
  4. Right click on your phone’s name, and hit properties.
  5. You can rename it from the properties text field, and then hit OK to save.

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  • raihan

    Doesn’t work

  • juezr

    on networks man.

  • Dax Blaine

    Nice post. And I didn’t realize I was searching to change the bluetooth identity and not the name of the device. I have a tablet, phone etc and all those fancy names, (GT-I9300 etc) were driving me crazy.
    On a side note, do you know of any app or hack or anything that can speed up the screen rotation on an android phone Galaxy S3 running 4.1.2, or a better keyboard. Both of these functions are great on an iPhone but I don’t want to put up with Apple to get them. Thanks,

  • Shaddy

    its different on jelly bean, no Device Name on Bluetooth. Any idea where it is located?

    • dephyre

      Don’t know it you ever found out but you just go into bluetooth and hit the context menu.

  • DarkFader

    also change name in Play Store, wifi sharing, media sharing, SD card label. optionally DNS/DHCP.

    • Bemkapeace

      Difficult to know if you were asking a question or making a statement.
      To change name in Play store:
      Log in
      Settings sign on the extreme right
      Hit settings
      Click edit and type the name you want

  • Rose

    Thanks for this! Weird that you have to use PC to change the phone name.

  • What The Hell Ever

    I’ve always changed mine by going to settings–>about phone–>device name (change it to whatever you’d like) and “ok”