iTunes and iOS: Change the name of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

Learn how to change the name of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Follow the steps of your choice:

Using an iOS device

  1. On your device, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Tap the first line, which should display the name of your device.
  3. Rename your device using the on-screen keyboard and tap Done.

Using your computer

  1. Connect your device and open iTunes.
  2. Click the Device button in the upper right corner. (If viewing the iTunes Store, click the Library button in the upper-right corner first.) If you don't see your device, choose Hide Sidebar from the View menu.
  3. Next to the picture of your device, double-click the name of your device.
  4. Type the new name for your device and press Return on the keyboard.
  5. Sync the device (press Sync in the bottom right corner of the screen).
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