How to Change Your iPad Name

Rename your iPad for easy identification

What to Know

  • To change your iPad name, go to Settings > General > About > Name, erase the existing name and type the new name you want to use.
  • You can change the iPad name any time you want.

This article includes instructions for how to change the name on an iPad that work with any generation of iPad running iOS 12 or later.

How to Rename Your iPad

If you want to change the name of your iPad, open up the Settings app. Don't worry, it only takes a few taps to find the setting to make the change.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.

    Screenshot showing the Settings app on iPad.
  2. In Settings, tap General.

    Screenshot of the General option in iPad Settings.
  3. Tap About.

    The About option in the iPad's General Settings.
  4. In the About settings, tap Name.

    Screenshot of the Name option in the About settings on iPad.
  5. In the text box provided, either use the delete key on the on-screen keyboard or tap the X in the text field to clear it out. Now enter the name you want to use for your iPad.

    Screenshot of the Name text field in the About settings on iPad.
  6. When you're done, tap About to save the name change and see it in the Name field on the About page.

    You don't have to tap About if you're not worried about seeing the change in action. You can just close out of settings, knowing that the iPad will automatically save the change you've made.

    The new iPad name displayed in the Name field on the About settings in iPad.

Why Change the Name of Your iPad

There are many reasons you may need to change your iPad, but the most compelling is because there are multiple iPads in your household or if you tend to send and receive files through the AirDrop app often. iPads are usually given a name based on your Apple ID (think JerriLynn's iPad), but if you have more than one iPad (or the iPad's name is something generic) it can be kind of confusing to find the one you are looking for.

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