How to Change the Name of an iPhone

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Choose any name you like to identify your iPhone.

When you first set up an iPhone, you're prompted to name your device. If you decide later that you want to change the name associated with your phone, do so directly on the iPhone itself or through iTunes. Changing the name won't affect any of your other settings, and you can change it as often as you like.

On the iPhone

Step 1

"General" is the first option at the top of the Settings screen.

Tap Settings and select "General."

Step 2

"About" is the first option on the General screen.

Tap "About" and touch "Name."

Step 3

Tap "123" if you wish to add numerals.

Enter the new name and tap "Done" on the iPhone's on-screen keyboard.

Through iTunes

Step 1

You can use Wi-Fi or a Lightning cord to connect your iPhone.
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Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 2

Your iPhone's name can be found just under the search field.

Click "iPhone" in the upper right corner of the navigation menu. If you have the sidebar enabled, expand the Devices menu and click on your iPhone.

Step 3

You can also view the storage capacity and serial number of your phone on this screen.

Double-click the name of your iPhone and enter a new name. Press "Enter" on your keyboard or click anywhere else on the screen to save your changes.


Information in this article is based on iOS 7 and iTunes version 11.2. Procedures may differ slightly or significantly in other versions.