How Change AirDrop Name

How to Change AirDrop Name on iPhone, iPad, or Mac?

Apple is one of the leading brands when it comes to the software ecosystem. It provides excellent inter-device connectivity features, one of which is AirDrop. AirDrop is quite a handy feature that lets you share files across Apple devices quickly and seamlessly. It is fast and secure as well. It is supported by iPhones, iPads, and Macs running iOS 7, iPadOS 7 (iOS 7 for iPad), MacOS X (Yosemite) and later.

When you set up a new Apple device, the AirDrop name you get by default is your name followed by the device model, like “Sudhanshu’s iPhone 13”. While this name differentiates your device from others quite well, you may still want to change it to your liking.

You must wonder if you could go into the AirDrop settings to change the name. But that is not the case. In this guide, we will tell you how to do so.

Change your AirDrop name on your iPhone.

First of all, head into the Settings app of your iPhone. Open the General section and then the About section. There, you will see the name of your device. Tap on it to be able to change it. Put in whatever name you want to appear as while using AirDrop, and hit Done. You will be good to go.

Once you have done this, your iPhone will be shown to other Apple devices nearby with the new name you have chosen.

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Change your AirDrop name on your iPad.

The process for changing the AirDrop name of your iPad is the same as for your iPhone. Head into the Settings app, the General section, the About menu, and your device’s name. Tap on it and change it as per your liking. At last, confirm your changes. This will change the AirDrop name on your iPad.

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Change your AirDrop name on your Mac.

Changing the AirDrop name on your Mac requires a slightly different procedure. Click on the Apple logo on the top left of your screen. From the menu that appears, click on System Settings. Then, open the General settings and go into the About section. There you will see the Name of your Mac. Click on it and change it to the one you want. After that, hit Done, and your Mac’s AirDrop name will be changed.

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Lastly, if you want to change just the first part of the default name across all your Apple devices, you can also change your name in your iCloud settings. This will also change your name for all Apple services.

About Zaid

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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