When you connect a device to an Android phone or tablet, the model name of the device is what you see. While this is usually a good identifier, sometimes it may not be the most useful. We will show you how to personalize the name.
The process of changing the Bluetooth name is simple, but it may vary depending on which Android device you have. Usually you look in the “Connected devices” section of the Settings menu. We’ll show you what it looks like on two different devices.
First, swipe up from the top of the screen once or twice and tap the gear icon to open the Settings menu.
Next, tap “Connected devices” from the list.
Here’s where things can be a little different, depending on the manufacturer of your phone or tablet. On some devices, you will see “Connection preferences” …
… On the others, you will see “Bluetooth”.
If you select “Connection Preferences”, you will now see “Bluetooth”.
The name of your device will be listed in the Bluetooth settings. On some devices, you can just tap the name to edit it …
… Others will require opening the three-point menu.
Enter a new device name, then press “Rename” or “Save”.
That’s it! Now when you try to connect to your Android device, this is the name you will see. If there are multiple devices of the same device in your home, changing the name can make it easier to find the right one.