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How To Rename Bluetooth Device on Windows 11

When you connect a Bluetooth device to Windows, it uses a generic name or a name it gets from the device itself as the display name in the Settings app, Quick Actions panel, and other apps. If you don’t like the default name or Windows is using the same name for multiple Bluetooth devices, you can rename any Bluetooth device on Windows 11 with just a few clicks in the Settings app. So, let’s learn how to do it in this step-by-step tutorial.

Rename a Bluetooth Device using Settings

On Windows 11, you can change the name of any Bluetooth device using the Settings app. To open Settings, you can press the Windows logo key + I shortcut. Alternatively, right-click on the Windows logo key on the taskbar and select “Settings.” Once the Settings app opens, navigate to the “Bluetooth & devices” > “Devices” page.

click devices

This is where you will see all the devices connected to your computer. Scroll down to the bottom of the page in the Settings until you find the “Related Settings.” Click on the “More devices and printer settings” option under it.

click on more Bluetooth and devices settings option

Once you click the option, it opens the Control Panel window where you can see all the connected hardware devices. In case you are wondering, some options are not yet available in the modern Settings app, and Windows 11 is forced to use Control Panel. That’s the case here. Find the Bluetooth device you want to rename in the Control Panel window, right-click on it, and select the “Properties” option. You can also double-click on the device to open its Properties window.

open Bluetooth device properties

Go to the “Bluetooth” tab in the properties window and type a new name in the top field. Click the “Ok” button to save changes.

rename Bluetooth device Windows 11

Next, disconnect and reconnect the Bluetooth device to see the changed name. Unless you reconnect the device, you will not see the new name.

Bluetooth device renamed

Can’t Rename Bluetooth Device on Windows 11

If you can’t rename a Bluetooth device on Windows 11, ensure you disconnected and reconnected the Bluetooth device after changing the name. For whatever reason, Windows 11 will not show the changed name unless it refreshes the device. Device refresh only happens in certain circumstances and disconnecting & reconnecting is one of them. So, reconnect the Bluetooth device and you will see the new name.

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