How to Change the Name of an iPhone: 7 Steps - MakeSureHow
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The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the market. Like a computer, the iPhone can be set with a custom device name. This identifies the unit when it is connected to a network or linked to a computer. The original owner typically sets this name when the phone is purchased. Owners who buy a used phone or simply wish to update the name can easily modify this setting using Apple iTunes or directly on the phone.


  1. 1
    Using iTunes: Connect the Apple USB connection cable to the bottom of the iPhone. Plug the opposite end into a USB port on the computer.
  2. 2
    Open the Apple iTunes software on the computer. Locate the iPhone in the "Devices" section on the left side of the screen.
  3. 3
    Click on the iPhone name, and hover the mouse cursor over the selected name. The text will become highlighted.
  4. 4
    Enter a new name for the iPhone in the highlighted text area. Press the "Enter" or "Return" button on the keyboard. The iPhone will automatically receive the new name.
  5. 5
    Using the iPhone: Tap the "Settings" icon on the home screen of the iPhone. Select "General."
  6. 6
    Choose the "About" category. Press "Name" and enter a new name for the iPhone.
  7. 7
    Tap "OK" and return to the home screen. The iPhone will retain the new name.

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