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Apple AirDrop is a wireless file-sharing technology that works on Apple devices. With the help of AirDrop, you can connect with other Apple devices within range and share files between them with a few taps. Changing the Airdrop name helps to distinguish between devices by changing how you appear on Airdrop. The process to change the display name is simple but differs slightly between Apple devices. This article will guide you on how to change your Airdrop name on your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.

How to Change AirDrop Name on iPhone

Unlike, the iPad and Mac, the iPhone’s AirDrop name is linked to contacts. So, even if you make changes to the AirDrop name from the Settings app, the AirDrop name doesn’t change. To change the AirDrop name on your iPhone, you will need to make changes to the name on the contact card.

Before proceeding please keep in mind, after you make changes to the name on your contact card, the same name will be displayed when you share your contact card with somebody.

Follow the steps below to change the AirDrop name on your iPhone:

Step 1: Open the Phone App

Step 2: Tap on Contacts from the bottom menu

Step 3: Tap on your contact card

Step 4: Tap on Edit

Step 5: Tap on the Name field and make changes, to what you want it to look like.

Step 6: Tap on Done to save the changes you made.

How to Change the AirDrop Name on iPad

To change the Airdrop name on iPad, all you need to do is make changes to the device name from the Settings app. Note that this will change your iPad’s display name in all places like the display name on Wi-Fi networks, in Find My, and also while connecting to the computer, the name shown in the iTunes app or Finder app will be updated.

Follow the steps below to change the AirDrop name on your iPad:

Step 1: Open the Settings app

Step 2: Tap on General

Step 3: Tap on About

Step 4: Tap on the Name

Step 5: Make changes in the Name field and save by closing the Settings app.

Now your iPad’s name is changed, and when you open AirDrop from any device you will see the new name of your iPad.

How to Change AirDrop Name on Mac

Changing your Mac’s AirDrop name will be a good idea, especially when you have multiple Mac computers, so as to make sure which Mac you want to connect and share files with.

Follow the steps below to change the AirDrop name on your Mac:

Step 1: Click on the Apple icon from the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Click on System Preferences from the menu.

Step 3: Click on Sharing

Step 4: Make changes to the Computer name field and set your desired name.

Step 5: After done with editing the name field, close the window, and the changes will be saved.

Now onwards, when you connect your Mac on AirDrop the new name will be displayed.


In this article, we understood how to change the Airdrop name on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you have any questions, please comment below.

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