If you are using multiple Bluetooth devices, especially those of the same brand, you might face confusion with the names assigned to these devices by default. So, you’d be better off changing the name to something you can quickly identify. In this article, we’ll show you how to rename Bluetooth devices on Windows 11.
Renaming the Bluetooth device can prevent situations where you either accidentally connect or disconnect the wrong device from your PC. Thankfully, renaming Bluetooth devices on a Windows PC is a relatively easy task. In this article, we’ll show you how to rename paired and connected devices and the Bluetooth name of your PC. But first, let us understand what happens when we rename Bluetooth devices on Windows 11.
What Happens When You Rename a Bluetooth Device on Windows 11
Renaming a Bluetooth device changes the default name assigned by the manufacturer. Therefore, the next time you try to connect the device, you will see it under a different name in the list. Once you rename a Bluetooth device on your Windows PC – you are essentially changing its name – therefore, the change will appear when you connect the Bluetooth device to other devices as well.
Let us now see how to change the Bluetooth device name on Windows 11.
How to Change Bluetooth Device Name on Windows 11
Here’s how to rename all the connected and paired Bluetooth devices on Windows 11.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Click on ‘Bluetooth & devices’ in the sidebar.
Step 3: Scroll down, and click on ‘More devices and printer settings’ on the right.
Step 4: Right-click on the Bluetooth device and click on Properties.
Step 5: Go to the Bluetooth tab at the top.
Step 6: Select the device’s name and enter the new name.
Step 7: Now, click on Apply, followed by OK.
How to Reset Bluetooth Names to Default
If you change your mind and want to restore the original name of the Bluetooth device, here’s how you can do it on your Windows PC.
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Click on ‘Bluetooth & Devices’ in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click on the three dots icon next to the Bluetooth device.
Step 3: Click on Remove Device. Once you do this, the name will be restored.
That is how you can change the name of connected and paired Bluetooth devices on your Windows PC. However, if you want to change how your PC appears when it is discovered as a Bluetooth device, jump to the next section.
Bonus: Change the Bluetooth Name of Your Windows Laptop or PC
You cannot exclusively change the name of your PC when it appears in the list of discovered Bluetooth devices. Therefore, you’ll need to rename your PC. However, doing this will change the display name of your PC under all circumstances.
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Click on System in the sidebar.
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom and click on About.
Step 3: Click on ‘Rename this PC’.
Step 4: Enter the new name for your PC and click on Next.
Step 5: Next, restart your PC for the changes to take effect. Choose whether you want to Restart now or Restart Later.
After your PC restarts, your PC will be renamed.
That is everything you need to know about renaming Bluetooth devices on Windows 11. If you have any further questions, look at the FAQ section below.
FAQs on Renaming Bluetooth Devices on Windows
You can disconnect the device from your PC and connect it again to see if the changes occur.
Unfortunately, you cannot add a password for Bluetooth devices on Windows.
A few devices only show up with their MAC address, hence you may not be able to see the name of the device.
No More Confusions With Bluetooth Devices
We hope this article helps you rename Bluetooth devices to avoid any confusion. In my family, we have two Bluetooth devices of the same model, and we often connect to the wrong device. Renaming the devices certainly helped in our case. If you face any problem connecting to Bluetooth devices, check our guide on how to fix the “Try Connecting Your Device” Bluetooth error.
Last updated on 08 August, 2023
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