How to Change Your AirDrop Name

AirDrop on Apple products acts as Bluetooth on Android. This feature helps transfer data, but only to other Apple owners. The feature will operate correctly only as long as the receiver’s device is located within range of the originator. Through this option, you can transfer images. video files and documents and more. This article will tell you how to change your name to Airdrop on different Apple products.

Change the AirDrop name on your Apple device

Airdrop is a very handy feature that helps to efficiently transfer data to another Apple product. But as you know, the name of your Airdrop has the same name as thousands of other users of the same device, which can lead to a lot of confusion in the time of data transfer. To distinguish the recipient of the files from the many other phones that are within range of your Wi-Fi you need to change the name of your Airdrop and stand out. 

Follow the instructions below to acknowledge how to change airdrop name on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod:

  • Go to the settings on your iOS system
  • Find the “general” section and tap it
  • After that, tap the “About Me” tab
  • The device name of your gadget appears as the very top of the new menu that opens, tap on it
  • Change your device name and when finished click on “Done” to save your changes 

To change the name of your iPod classic, iPod nano, or iPod shuffle:

  • Connect your iPod to your PC, regardless of its model
  • Run iTunes on your computer
  • Find your device and go to its settings
  • In the sidebar on the left side of the screen, you will see the name of your device and click on it
  • Enter a new name and then confirm your action
  • iTunes will immediately synchronize your data and the name will be displayed when you try to transfer some data to your iPod  

AirDrop for your Mac

You can also send files via Airdrop on a Mac or iMac device. You may have ever had the experience of transferring data through your phone next to your MacBook and noticed a device that showed up on the screen as “unknown”, so that was probably your MacBook. Also, before you can do any sort of transfer process through your PC, you should first give it a name that will allow it to be easily and quickly recognized among the others, on your local network. And this is pretty easy to do, all you need to do is:

    • Find the system settings on your Mac
    • Click the “share” button
    • The menu will open in front of you where you can easily find the line “computer name” and you just have to come up with and enter the name and then save the changes