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How to Change AirDrop Name on iPhone, iPad, iPod & Mac

You can change your Airdrop name to anything any number of times. See how.

If you’re an Apple user, you will know that AirDrop is a great feature to share files between Apple devices. Whether it is an image, audio, video, document or any other file, AirDrop lets you transfer it easily and quickly. The advantage with AirDrop is that the quality of files will not be degraded while transferring as the technology efficiently transfers data using Bluetooth and WiFi. To transfer via AirDrop, the person sending the file need to select your AirDrop name from the list of devices with AirDrop. If your name is not turning up during AirDrop, then it will be a challenging task for the sender to find your device. You can change your AirDrop name easily from your device settings. As, sometimes, this may be an error and thus today in this guide, let us see how to change your AirDrop name on any of your iOs devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac.

How to Change AirDrop Name on iPhone, iPad and iPod?

Step 1: Ensure that your iOS device was updated to the latest version.

Step 2: Open Settings on your device.

Step 3: Under the General section, select About menu.

Settings on iPhone and iPad

Step 4: Select the Name section.

Settings on iPhone and iPad

Step 5: Enter an appropriate AirDrop name on your iPhone or iPad or iPod and click Done to save the changes.

Change Airdrop Name on iPhone and iPad

How to Change AirDrop name on Mac?

To do this, you don’t have to turn on AirDrop on Mac. Simply follow the below steps.

Step 1: Launch your Mac and click the Apple logo located at the top left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Select System Preferences…

Step 3: A new window will appear on the screen.

Step 4: Select the folder which labelled as Sharing.

Step 5: Tap your current name located next to the Computer Name section.

Change Airdrop Name on Mac

Step 6: Enter a unique name and close the window.


Have in mind that changing the AirDrop name will change how your iPhone or Mac appears in other devices and in WiFi networks. Do you want to share any information or query related to this guide? Use the comments section provided below. Also, follow our Facebook and Twitter profiles for the latest updates and guides.

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