How to Change Your AirDrop Name on iPhone & iPad

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AirDrop is Apple’s proprietary wireless file transfer technology that allows you to transfer photos, videos, files, and more between Apple devices that are in close proximity to each other.

While AirDrop is handy, recognizing other devices can sometimes get confusing when you have two iPhones or Macs running on the same Apple ID.

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To solve this problem, Apple allows you to personalize your AirDrop name to make it easier to recognize devices and share files. Keep reading to learn how to change your AirDrop name on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to Change AirDrop Name on iPhone or iPad

Earlier, changing the AirDrop name on your iPhone was a bit more of a complex task as it required you to make changes to your contact card. However, with iOS 16, Apple made the process a lot simpler, as you just need to change your iPhone’s name now, and the same reflects on your AirDrop. Here’s how:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Locate and tap the “General” section.
  3. Here, tap the “About” option, then tap “Name.”
  4. Now, tap the “X” icon to remove the current AirDrop name, then add the new Name.
  5. Tap Done.

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