How to change the name of AirPods, AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro

How to change the name of AirPods, AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro

By ariannaflamini

You hear a lot about AirPods, the Apple’s famous wireless headphones. In fact, to this day, many people have bought them, for their beauty and utility. Did you know that among the many features of these earphones, there is the possibility to rename them? Well, our guide will explain how to change the name to AirPods, AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro. The operations to do are the same for all the various models of AirPods.

In particular, we will explain how to act from iPhone, iPad and Mac, but also how to do this from an Android smartphone/ tablet and a Windows computer. You should know that, even if you have already guessed, although the AirPods are Bluetooth headphones designed specifically for Apple devices, you can use and then rename them with Android and Windows too.

However, we must specify that by changing the name on iPhone, iPad and Mac the operation involves changing the AirPods ID. This means that by renaming them, the new name is then shown on all devices. On the contrary, instead, with Android and Windows devices, this change can only be seen from the device with which you intervened.

How to rename AirPods on iPhone and iPad

To change the name of your AirPods on your iPhone or iPad, the first thing to do is to make sure that you have connected them via Bluetooth, to the device you intend to use to do this. Now you are ready to read the next steps. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Once you find yourself in the Bluetooth section of the Settings, click on the icon (i) located near the device name.
  • In the menu shown, click Name.
  • Now type the new name you want to give to the AirPods, in the text field, and press Finish.

How to rename AirPods on Android

Make sure you have connected the AirPods to the Bluetooth of your Android device, via Settings. After connecting them, follow these steps:

  • Press on the gear icon located near the name of the headphones, in the Bluetooth menu.
  • In the next menu, click on Rename and type the new name you want to give to your AirPods.
  • Confirm the changes by clicking on the Ok button.

How to rename AirPods on Mac

If you have successfully connected your AirPods to your Mac, open System Preferences (the gear icon) on the taskbar. From here follow these simple steps:

  • Click Bluetooth after the window opens.
  • Right-click on the name of the AirPods and then on the item Rename.
  • In conclusion, type the new name you want to give to your AirPods and confirm by pressing Rename.

How to rename AirPods on Windows

You can easily change the name of the AirPods from a Windows PC. The steps to take are the same on Windows 10 and previous versions of the system. That said, make sure you’ve activated your pc’s Bluetooth and connected your AirPods to it, through the Settings menu. Now follow these steps:

  • Open the Control Panel, selecting it from the Start menu.
  • In the window that opens, click Hardware and Sounds and then click Devices and Printers.
  • Once you’ve located the AirPods in the list of connected devices, right-click the name and click Properties from the context menu.
  • Click on the Bluetooth tab so you can see the AirPods icon and their default name. Use the text field to change the name of your AirPods and confirm the change by pressing Apply.
  • Finally, close the Bluetooth properties window. To see the changes made, you need to disconnect the AirPods from Bluetooth and reconnect them, so you will be shown the name changed.
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