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How to Change AirDrop Name on iPhone and iPad

How to Change AirDrop Name on iPhone and iPad

Rename AirDrop on iPhone and iPad is very important to be able to share files quickly and efficiently. And we say effectively because first we must connect the devices and to make this easier, nothing better than having a distinctive name and avoiding confusion.

Change AirDrop name on iPhone

To make the search process easier and more direct, it is important that we change the name of the generic AirDrop to one that is distinctive and that assures us that it is the device we are looking for.

We must warn that changing the name of our iPhone from Settings> General> About will not change the name of AirDrop because it does not work with our contacts. What we have to change is the contact card.

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The chosen name will appear when other devices try to send us files using AirDrop. Although the name may not be seen right away. In case this happens we will have to go to Settings> General> Reset and finally Reset network settings. This way, iPhone will update the sender’s AirDrop list.

on an iPad

In the case of an iPad, the way to change the name varies a bit. However, it is quite easy to achieve, one could say that it is even easier than on the iPhone.

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For iPad, it’s faster to update the AirDrop profile name. That’s all we have to do to be able to modify the display name.