Have you got a new set of AirPods, but don’t know how to rename them? Are you having difficulty connecting them to your Apple devices?
Naming and connecting your AirPods can be a tricky process, and it can take some time to get it done. But, with the help of our easy-to-follow guide, you will be able to successfully name and connect your AirPods in 4 simple steps!
We’ll cover all the basics, from opening the AirPods case with the correct button presses to locating the name field and entering your desired label. We’ll also cover how to pair your AirPods with any Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Follow along with this guide and you will have your AirPods renamed in no time!
Checklist for Setting Up Your AirPods
Renaming your Airpods is a quick and easy way to distinguish them from other devices. Before you get started, be sure to check the following:
- Check the current name of your AirPods.
- Make sure your AirPods are charging properly.
- Download the latest version of iOS software on your iPhone.
- Connect to WiFi or a secure local network.
Once you’ve checked off all the boxes, you can move on to renaming your AirPods in just a few steps. Whether you want to customize them with a cool nickname or simply label them something like “airpods1” and “airpods2,” it’s always good practice to keep track of which one is which so you don’t confuse them when using different devices.
How to Rename Your AirPods on an iPhone
Renaming your AirPods is a great way to keep track of them and make them easier to identify. It only takes a few simple steps!
Using an iPhone:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Select Bluetooth, and then tap the current name of your AirPods (e.g. “John’s AirPods”).
- Rename your AirPods and tap “Done” to save the changes.
- You’re done! Your AirPods will now display the new name you have given them in the Bluetooth settings menu and in the list of connected devices on other iOS and MacOS devices.
By taking just a few moments to rename your AirPods, you can easily distinguish yours from those of family or friends who are also using AirPods, making it much easier to identify which set belongs to you at any given moment!
How to Rename Your AirPods on an iPad
Renaming your AirPods on an iPad is just as easy as with an iPhone. All you need to do is open the Home app, select the AirPods and choose Rename.
Here are the steps required to rename your AirPods on an iPad:
- Open the Home app and ensure that your iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your AirPods.
- Select your AirPods from the list of devices in the Home app.
- Tap on Details at the bottom right corner of the screen and select Rename from the menu that appears.
- Enter a new name for your AirPods and confirm it by tapping “Rename” again.
Your Airpods will now be renamed and appear with their new name in all devices connected to that network that have Home enabled – think other iPads, iPhones, etc, making it easier for you to identify them when connecting them to any device, remembering which one belongs to who in a family or among circles of friends!
How to Rename Your AirPods on a Mac
Renaming your AirPods on a Mac computer is a four-step process. Here’s how to do it:
- First, make sure your AirPods are connected to your Mac. To check this, simply click the Bluetooth icon at the top of your screen.
- Next, open the Bluetooth settings page by selecting the gear icon next to the list of connected devices. This will open the “Bluetooth Preferences” window, which will allow you to manage all of your connected Bluetooth devices in one place.
- Select your AirPods and then click “Rename”. This will prompt you to enter a new name for your AirPods, so type in whatever you’d like them to be called and then press enter or click “OK” on your keyboard.
- Finally, click “Done” to save the changes you’ve made and rename your AirPods!
How to Reset Your AirPods
If you want to reset your AirPods back to their original settings, it’s easy to do. All you need to do is follow these four simple steps:
- On your device, open the Settings app and tap Bluetooth.
- Tap the “i” icon beside your AirPods in the list of devices.
- Tap Forget This Device and confirm it by tapping Forget Device again.
- Now disconnect your AirPods from your device, and then reconnect them again by placing them back in their charging case and opening the lid.
That’s it — you’re done! Your AirPods will now be reset to their original settings, ready for you to rename or reconfigure as you wish.
What if I Can’t Find My AirPods in One of the Devices?
If you can’t find your AirPods in one of the devices, there are a few things you can try.
First, try disconnecting and reconnecting the AirPods in your device’s Bluetooth settings. If that fails, try resetting your AirPods. To reset them, hold down the setup button on the back of the charger case for at least 15 seconds until you see a confirmation message on your device’s screen. Once reset, you should be able to find and rename your AirPods again.
If all else fails, contact Apple Support for additional assistance. They may be able to help you locate and/or rename your AirPods remotely if necessary.