How to Change AirPod Name

Try something fun or unique instead of the default name

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap the circled i next to the name. Tap Name and enter the new moniker. Back out to confirm the change.
  • The Airpods need to be connected to the appropriate iPhone before you begin.
  • You can change the name anytime and as often as you like.

This article explains how to change the name of your AirPods, explains why you might need to do it, and offers Airpod naming ideas.

How to Rename Your AirPods

Be sure your AirPods are connected to your iPhone before you begin the name-change process. Then follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth.

  2. Under My Devices, next to the name of your AirPods, tap Information (the circled i).

  3. Tap Name.

    Bluetooth, info, and Name in iOS Settings
  4. You'll see the current name of your AirPods at the top of the screen.

  5. Delete the current name and type a new name. Tap Done. (Use emojis if you like.)

  6. Tap Back in the top left corner to go back and see the name has changed.

    Renaming AirPods in iOS

    To change the name back to the default, reset your AirPods. Hold the button on the case for 3-5 seconds with the lid open until the light flashes. Close the lid and reopen it next to your iPhone, then reconnect.

Reasons for Renaming Your AirPods

Whether your Airpod name just bores you or your favorite ear candy has been stolen or lost, there are plenty of reasons to rename yours.

Renaming your AirPods isn't just about customizing or expressing your individuality. Everyone's AirPods are initially named whatever name you've listed on your iPhone, followed by "AirPods." If you have multiple AirPods in the house, it can be easy to mix them up. Having a customized name can help.

Changing the name of your AirPods can also help if they get lost. Since all AirPods are white and look identical, changing the name is an easy way to confirm the identity of lost AirPods.

You may just want to show off your personality with something funny or clever. It's OK to customize your AirPods and have some fun with them.

AirPods Name Ideas

Not feeling clever enough to come up with a unique name for your AirPods? There are a few places to go for inspiration.

Nickfinder has a page dedicated to AirPods names and includes some like "Britney SpEARs," "not your AirPods," and "Allergic to Wires," among others.

There are also Reddit threads and Apple forum discussions with other ideas from similarly curious people. Even if you don't use the names, it may help your creativity.