How to Rename Airpods

Got new Airpods and would like to Rename them to distinguish them from other connected audio sources? Here’s a complete guide for you.

Airpods are a great pair for listening to music but there could be trouble differentiating it from another new one if not renamed.

This is because, most AirPods come with a company-specific name – “Airpods”, “Airpod Pro”, “Airpods Pro” and “Oraimo Freepods” in the case of android users.

In this case, it could be easy to switch your AirPods with another person.

Well, except in cases where you try connecting to each AirPods to see the one you’ve been paired to earlier.

You can also identify your AirPods by the inscription put in place by you on the charging case but that’s if you’ve got the correct pods in your case too.

Changing your AirPods name reduces AirPods theft and helps you connect to your AirPods easily.

Also, renaming your AirPods doesn’t change the name totally, it just changes for your device but would still be visible to other devices in the manufacturer's name.

You can give your AirPods a new name from the settings app under the Bluetooth menu.

Without wasting much time, let’s see 5 steps to take in order to Rename your AirPods for both iPhone, Android and Windows users.

How to Rename Airpods on iPhones, IPad and iPods

It’s advisable that your AirPods be connected to your iPhone while initiating the renaming process.

So, it should be done in an enclosed where there’s no other available device that might confuse you, probably in your bedroom.

  1. Pair your AirPods with your iPhone, iPad or iPod device.
  2. Raise the lid of the charging case or insert one of the AirPods into your ear to stay connected.
  3. Navigate to settings > Bluetooth settings
  4. Click on the little “i” icon in front of the connected AirPods
  5. Rename your AirPods by clicking on Name.

Once you’re done with the above process, the display name of your Airpods will change on your device.

You can repeat the above process to all the iOS devices (iPad, iPod) that are paired to your AirPods.

How to Rename Airpods on iMac PC

Here’s how to change your AirPods name on your Mac PC.

  1. Click on Bluetooth from System Preferences
  2. Now, locate a paired AirPods and right-click on it
  3. Tap Rename from the options
  4. Type in your preferred name and click on Rename

How to Rename Airpods on Windows PC

Windows users can follow this sleek method to Rename a connected or paired AirPods device or other connected devices.

  1. Go to Control Panel using the search box
  2. Under “Hardware and Sounds”, Click “View devices and printers
  3. Right-click on the paired AirPods, in this case,> Click on Properties
  4. Slide to the “Bluetooth” tab and edit the name.
  5. Click on “OK” to save the action.

How to Rename Airpods on Android

The process of giving your AirPods a new name on Android is similar to that of the iPhone.

You can even Rename previously paired or connected AirPods without staying connected to the device.

All can be initiated from the Bluetooth settings.

  1. Go to settings
  2. Select “Bluetooth “ under Connected Devices and turn it ON
  3. You can either go to your “Previously connected devices” or “Pair a new device
  4. Locate your AirPods under the previously connected devices
  5. Click on the gear icon ⚙️ in front of it
  6. Now, click on the pencil-like icon at the top right corner of your screen
  7. Input a new device Name and click on “RENAME

However, If you’re currently connected to your AirPods; you might not find it in your settings.

  1. Go to settings > Connected Devices
  2. Click on the gear icon beside your active AirPods name
  3. Tap on the pencil ✏️ like icon at the top right corner of the page.
  4. Input a new device name and click on “Rename

That’s it.

You can now connect to your AirPods using the name assigned name.

How to Rename Airpods on Samsung Phones

Samsung devices might run on android OS but there seems to be little difference in how settings are handled.

Here’s a guide for those who would love to Rename their AirPods on a Samsung device.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Click on Connections > Click on the Bluetooth option > Switch it ON
  3. You’ll see a list of previously paired devices and also available devices to pair with.
  4. Click on the gear icon ⚙️ beside a previously paired device – Airpods in this case.
  5. Click on the “Rename” button located at the bottom left corner of the screen
  6. Type in a new name and click on Rename to complete the action.

You can see the possible differences right? It’s quite understandable if you’re familiar with android.

Airpods Renaming FAQs

Why does my AirPods name Revert after a change?

The cause for this might be inputting an unsupported text format into the name box.

However, If you know you are not going against these rules and the name keeps reverting then you should forget and pair the device back.

Forgetting a device is almost as simple as renaming your AirPods, you should see them while renaming your AirPods.

Conclusion

Renaming your AirPods is a must-do, especially for Android or iPhone users using popular AirPods brands

It helps you quickly identify your AirPods and reduce the AirPods theft rate.

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