‘Your iPod, your custom name.’
If you are the kind of person who likes to name all your Apple hardware with your chosen custom name, For instance, if your phone is named “iPhone 7 Plus,” your Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+ is called “Apple Watch Nike+,” and my computer has the “MacBook Air” name, and so on. Learn How to Change an Airpod’s Name.
If you just got your Apple wireless earbuds and the first thing you did after connecting them was rename them from “Tommy’s AirPods” to “AirPods” or something else. But, they’d stubbornly switch back to the default name whenever you used them. Then this guide is for you.
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AirPods Continue to Keep Renaming themselves.
As I told you, you may find your AirPods revert back to the default “FIRSTNAME’s AirPods” name every time you switch to them from my Apple TV or Mac and back to my iPhone. It happens if you put them in the charging case.
While my Mac and Apple TV keep the “AirPods” name, the earbuds automatically revert to the default name as soon as they re-connect to the phone.
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You may not be sure if it could be an iCloud issue. You may have tried unpairing and repairing the earbuds but found no solution. They keep renaming themselves because of Apple’s default naming scheme.
Maybe all your devices have the latest OS updates installed, and your AirPods are running on the newest version of the firmware when you read this article, but you keep facing this issue.
Change the Name of Your Airpods
- Wear your AirPods and make sure they’re connected to your iPhone.
- On your iPhone, go to Settings.
- Go to Bluetooth.
- Find the list of devices.
- Click on the “i” button, which you will find next to your AirPods.
- Click on the current name.
- Enter a new name
- Click Done.
How to Rename Your AirPods as “AirPods”
- On your iOS device, navigate to Settings, then Bluetooth. Ensure that your AirPods are paired with your iOS device and connected to it. Using iOS, you may link to any of your paired wireless headphones in the Control Centre. Here is how. Swipe your way to the Now Playing card, then select your AirPods in the audio output menu, which you will find at the bottom.
- Locate your AirPods below the My Devices section, and tap the “i” icon.
- Select the name field.
- Now you can name your AirPods “AirPods” (which you will get with the trailing space).
- Hit the “Done” key on the keyboard to save the changes.
If you go back to the previous screen without hitting Done on the keyboard, you may not save the new name, and it may revert to the default name. Again, it’s impossible to rename AirPods if they’re not connected to your phone.
- This first-world problem only manifests when you rename your AirPods as “AirPods.”
- Give them another name—like “My AirPods” or “Apple AirPods,” for instance—and it sticks across iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. If you’re the type of person who cannot be bothered to rename your AirPods to anything other than the custom name you have chosen, we have a way for you.
- The inability to remember the “AirPods” name is likely a bug in the firmware that may be fixed with a future software update. However, until Apple addresses the issue, you can add a trailing space to the “AirPods” name.
- You can also rename AirPods on your Mac.
- Open System Preferences and click on the Bluetooth icon. With the earbuds connected to the computer, right-click them in the list and choose the Rename option from the popup menu.
- Now type “AirPods” in the field (crucially, don’t forget to append that important trailing space at the end!) Then click the “Rename” button to confirm the action, and you’re good to go. And that’s all there is to it, folks!
- Your earbuds will now keep that “AirPods” name, even if you connect and reconnect to them from any of your iCloud-enabled devices. The old name may still appear in the menus on your devices until the changes propagate via iCloud. Don’t worry; as soon as you connect to them, the “AirPods” name will be displayed in the menus.
- With this one simple trick, you can easily apply the “AirPods” name to your earbuds. After all, that trailing space isn’t visible in the menus, and you’ll soon forget about it.
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How to rename an iPhone?
So, you recently shifted from using an Android phone to an iPhone or from your Android tablet to an iPad, and it may take some time to get used to it. And until you can understand all aspects of it, we are here to guide you through every step of the journey. Luckily, iOS is very intuitive, and I’m confident you will enjoy doing things on your new device. So, please keep reading if you want to rename the iPhone or any other iOS device you own. Here, we will share a quick guide on how to rename your iOS devices.
Rename an iPhone, Ipad, or iPod Touch
Renaming your iPhone or any other iOS device is a few taps away. Yes, it is straightforward. Here is what you have to do:
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap General
- Tap About
- Tap on the first line that shows the name of your device.
- Make the desired change and rename your device.
- Tap Done.
Congratulations! You have successfully renamed your iOS device.
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