Change Android Device Name – WiFi / Bluetooth / Hotspot Name



In this tutorial, we’ll see how we can change Android device name under device settings. Besides, we’ll also be describing the way to change WiFi Direct and Hotspot network name and the Bluetooth connection name for Android devices.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are the most used modes of connectivity features on smartphones for sharing internet data and transferring files from one device to another. If you scan for a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection with your Android phone or tablet, you will see either a generic or customized name of the detected devices. If you are new to Android, this little tutorial will help you assign a customized name for your Android phone or tablet that will be shown when other devices scan for yours. Let’s see how we can change device name for WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile hotspot or tethering.

There is nothing twisted about setting up a device name for WiFi and Bluetooth connection and that’s why I call it a beginner’s guide. If you are a smart Android user, please do not cross beyond this point. All options are already existing under phone settings, I will just be telling you how to dig into it.

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Change Android Device Name from Settings

The easiest way to change the device name of your Android device is by doing it from the About phone screen itself. Open Settings on your phone or tablet, scroll to About phone or device and tap on it. On the next screen, tap on Device Name, and then type the desired name for your device in the text field and select OK.

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Please Note: If you have a Samsung Galaxy device, you need to change the device name only and your Bluetooth name and WiFi Direct name will be automatically set. Go to Settings> About Phone and tap the Edit option under the device name. Type your custom device name and select Done.

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Change Android Device Name – Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Changing Bluetooth Name

  1. To be able to edit the settings for Bluetooth, you will have to turn it on first. Bluetooth can also be enabled by tapping on the slider from Settings> Bluetooth.
  2. Open Settings on your Android device and tap on Bluetooth option.
  3. Tap the Device name and enter the new name for your phone or tablet and tap OK. On OnePlus devices, you’ll be able to see the Device name after selecting Pair new device option. On some Android devices other you need to tap the 3-dot vertical menu icon to see the device rename option.
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    Change Bluetooth Name on Android

Change WiFi Direct Name on Android

Assigning the desired device name is pretty much the same as that of Bluetooth. Let’s see how you can do it.

  1. Again, to edit WiFi settings, you will have to enable it first. Go to your device’s Settings panel and tap on the toggle slider to enable it
  2. Next, tap on the “Wi-Fi” text to see the configuration screen.
  3. Tap on “Wi-Fi Direct”, or launch options menu to see the “Wi-Fi Direct” option (for AOSP) and then tap on it.
  4. Now tap on the 3-vertical-dot menu icon to see the “Rename Phone” or “Rename Device” option.
  5. Type in the preferred name in the text box and select OK to save it.
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    Change WiFi Direct Name on Android

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Change WiFi Hotspot Name on Android

If you want to customize your Android phone’s name for WiFi hotspot and tethering, go to Settings> Mobile/Wi-Fi Hotspot and Tethering and turn it on. Then tap the Hotspot name option and type the name you want to show. On some Android phones, you need to tap the 3-dot menu icon and select Configure Mobile Hotspot option to replace the existing name with a name of your choice.

Change wifi hotspot name
Change WiFi Hotspot Name on Android

So here ends our easy tutorial, if it really is, for beginners. We just hope it helps to change your Android device name. Bluetooth name, Hotspot name, and WiFi Direct name. For more useful tips and tricks for Android devices, do not forget to take a tour of our useful tutorials. Cheers!

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