How to Change AirDrop Name on iPhone, iPad, Mac

🗓️ March 24, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

You might have lots of queries, can I rename AirDrop for professional or privacy reasons? How do I change AirDrop name on Mac or iPhone? Yes, you can, and it’s pretty straightforward. Want to know the complete procedure? Follow this guide!

The trick to Rename AirDrop Name on any Apple Devices

In this blog, I will show you a way to change AirDrop on Mac, iPhone, & iPad.

How To Change AirDrop Name On Mac

The procedure to change AirDrop name on Mac varies on macOS installed on your device. But the best part, we have covered steps for all macOS. 

macOS Ventura And Later

1→ Go to Apple Logo. Choose System Settings…

System Settings on Mac
System Settings on Mac

2→ Select General from the left sidebar. Click on About.


Up next, in the Name Field, you can clear out the old name and then jot down the new one. 


macOS Monterey And Earlier

  1. Go to Apple Logo.
  2. Click System Preferences…
  3. Select Sharing.

Now in the Computer Field Name, clear out your current name and jot down a new one.

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How To Change AirDrop Name On Mac Using Terminal Command

Apple’s Terminal prompt is backed with lots of capabilities. And one such is changing the AirDrop name using the terminal command. Here is how you can do so.

  1. Press the Command + Space. Then search for Terminal in the spotlight.
  2. Click on it to open.
  3. Enter sudo scutil –set ComputerName [AirDrop New Name].
  4. Press enter, and jot down Administrator Name and Password. 

That’s It! The changes will be implied automatically. Additionally, the same method is to change Mac computer name

How To Change AirDrop Name On iPhone

Fortunately, unlike the Mac, changing the AirDrop name on iPhone isn’t arduous. So, if you want your device to be recognized with a unique hostname, follow the steps below. 

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Choose General.
  3. Select About.
  4. Tap on Name.

At last, clear the real name, and then enter a new of your own choice. Then select Done. For verification, try sharing the Picture from the photos app using AirDrop. And then check what name is visible on the receiver device. 

How To Change AirDrop Name On iPad

The procedure to change the AirDrop name on iPad is same as on iPhone. The only difference is the UI. 

  1. Go to Settings App.
  2. Choose General from the left sidebar. 
  3. Select About.
  4. Tap Name.
  5. Hit the X Button to clear out the current AirDrop Name, and then enter a new one.

Now tap on the Done Button to finish up the procedure. That’s It!


AirDrop Name Won’t Change

There are times when even AirDrop might be showing the wrong name even after changing it. In this scenario, try restarting your Apple Peripheral. And further, push force-restating. 

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Bottom Line

You can personalize the AirDrop name on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. If this article is helpful, share the thumbs-up in the comment box. 

How Do You Change AirDrop To Everyone On A Mac?

It is easy; click on the Control Center next to the date and time from the Mac menu bar. Next, click AirDrop, and further select Everyone. 

What Name Shows Up On AirDrop?

The computer Name will be shown on the receiver or sender device when you use AirDrop to share a file from one device to another. 

How Do I Reset My Apple Airdrop?

If you are trying to transfer files from one Apple peripheral to another, but AirDrop isn’t showing up, here’s how to reset it. 

For Mac: Select the control center from the top menu bar. Next, click on AirDrop and select Everyone, Contact Only, or No One

For iPhone: Go to Settings, and select General. Further, tap AirDrop. Then choose the appropriate option. This procedure will change AirDrop Settings. 

How Do I Know My Name On Airdrop?

To know the AirDrop name on Mac, go to Apple Logo. Choose System Settings…Click on General from the left sidebar. Select About. In the Name section, you will see Name of AirDrop. For iPhone, navigate to Settings App. Tap General > About. On the next screen, you will know the Name.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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