Don’t like the default Bluetooth device name? Here are the steps to change the Bluetooth device name on a Windows 10 computer.
If your computer or laptop supports Bluetooth, you can connect almost any Bluetooth device to it. Some of the most common Bluetooth devices being keyboards, mice, headsets, game controllers, etc. One of the best things about using Bluetooth devices is that they will make your workspace clutter-free.
To connect a Bluetooth device to Windows 10, all you have to do is set the device in pairing mode and find it on Windows 10’s “Devices -> Bluetooth” page. Once found, you can pair the Bluetooth device and connect to it. As soon as the Bluetooth device is connected, Windows 10 will automatically set its name. Generally, the device manufacturer sets the default Bluetooth device name.
For a vast majority of users, the default Bluetooth name will do the job. However, there might be situations where you need to change the Bluetooth device name. For example, if the default Bluetooth name is just a nonsensical word or multiple devices with the same name, you have to change the Bluetooth name to make it easy to recognize the device.
For whatever reason, the Windows 10 Settings app has no way to rename a Bluetooth device. However, we can still use the good old control panel to rename any Bluetooth device in Windows 10.
This quick and straightforward Windows 10 guide lets me show you how to change the Bluetooth name in Windows 10.
Change Bluetooth Device Name in Windows
You can rename a Bluetooth device from the Control Panel’s Devices and Printers tool. Follow these steps to change the Bluetooth name.
- Open the Start menu.
- Search and open “Control Panel.”
- Set “View by” to “Large icons.”
- Click on “Devices and printers.”
- Find the Bluetooth device to rename.
- Right-click on the Bluetooth device.
- Select the “Properties” option.
- Go to the “Bluetooth” tab.
- Type a name in the first field.
- Click “Ok.”
- Disconnect and reconnect the Bluetooth device.
- With that, you’ve changed the Bluetooth device name.
First, search and open “Control Panel” from the Start menu. After opening it, click on the “Devices and Printers” option. If you cannot see it, Set “View by” on the top-right corner to “Large icons.”
In the Devices and Printers screen, right-click on the Bluetooth device you want to rename and select the “Properties” option.
Go to the “Bluetooth” tab. Type a name of your choice in the top field and push the “Ok” button to save changes.
After that, disconnect and reconnect the Bluetooth device to see the new name in the Devices and Printers screen, Settings app, and any other place where Windows displays the Bluetooth device name.
Keep in mind that if you unpair the Bluetooth device or update its device driver, the name might revert to its default. However, this kind of behavior entirely depends on how the device manufacturer implemented the naming scheme. If the title reverts, follow the same steps to set a new name.
If you cannot see your Bluetooth device in the Devices and Printers screen, it might not be connected to the system. Make sure the Bluetooth device is paired and connected correctly.
If you cannot rename a wireless device, either it is not a Bluetooth device or the device manufacturer locked the name. For instance, some wireless devices come with their own 2.4Ghz USB receiver dongle. Those devices are not Bluetooth and may not allow you to change the device name.
That is all. It is that simple to change the Bluetooth name in Windows 10.
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