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How to change the name of your AirPods

Giving your AirPods a new name is an easy and quick way to some personality to your earbuds. Below we’ll show you how to change your AirPods name to anything you want.

Apple gives most of its devices generic names during the setup process, however it’s easy to customise this if you want something a little more unique to set your AirPods apart from the crowd.

Here’s how to change your AirPods’ name in just a few short steps.

What you’ll need: 

  • AirPods
  • An iOS device

The Short Version 

  • Unlock your iPhone
  • Make sure your AirPods are connected
  • Open Settings
  • Tap the AirPods option
  • Tap the Name Box
  • Edit the name
  • Hit Back to save
  1. Step

    Unlock your iPhone

    Start by unlocking your iPhone. The process is also the same the same on an iPad, however we’ll be using iPhone screenshots below.How to change AirPods name 1

  2. Step

    Make sure your AirPods are connected

    Open the lid of your AirPods to make sure they’re connected before starting the next step. You don’t need to be wearing them, your iOS device just needs to recognised they’re connected.How to change AirPods name 2

  3. Step

    Open Settings

    Once your AirPods are connected, Open up the Settings app. This is signified by the cog icon shown in the image above. How to change AirPods name 1

  4. Step

    Tap the AirPods option

    Just below your account information, there’s a specific settings box for AirPods. Note, this will only appear when AirPods are connected. Tap it to open up the AirPods option. How to change AirPods name 3

  5. Step

    Tap the Name box

    Inside the AirPods settings menu there’s a box titled Name – this is where you name your AirPods. There will be a default name already assigned, however this can be tweaked.How to change AirPods name 4

  6. Step

    Edit the name

    Tap the box and edit the name to whatever you’d like. How to change AirPods name 5

  7. Step

    Hit Back to confirm

    2Once you’ve decided on the name, hit Back to save the changes.How to change AirPods name 6


Can you use emojis in the name?

Yes, you can use various different character and emojis in the name of your AirPods.

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