How to change your AirDrop name on iOS and Mac – Geeky Gadgets

AirDrop is a wireless technology designed by Apple that allows you to easily and quickly transfer documents, files, photos and videos from one Apple device to another. AirDrop is available on iPhone, iPad, MacBook laptops and Mac desktop computers and once turned on is very easy-to-use. If you have already been using AirDrop to transfer files but would like to change the icon label associated with your iOS or Mac device, this quick guide will show you how to change your AirDrop name.

One misconception when trying to change the AirDrop name displayed with the profile picture on Apple devices is that you need to change your Apple ID name. This is not correct, on iPhone, iPad and iPod devices all you need to do is change your details in the Contacts App.

How to change AirDrop name

As you would expect Apple has made it very easy for iOS and Mac users to change their AirDrop name and have something a little more personal or discrete when you are transferring files between friends or from one Apple device to another. To change your AirDrop name on all Apple devices simply follow the instructions below.

iPhone, iPad and iPod

1. Open the Contacts app on your device

2. Press the My Card banner at the top of the contacts page. (If it is not showing make sure that you are not in the process of searching for a name and any text is left in the search box. If it is, remove this and the My Card banner will show at the top of your Contacts page).

3. Press the Edit button in the top right-hand corner of your screen

4. Change name to reflect your new AirDrop name.

5. Once you are happy with your name change press Done in the top right-hand corner of your screen and return to your main contact page.

6. Now when you use AirDrop on your iOS device your new name will appear under your profile picture for people to see.

Mac computers

To change your AirDrop name on Mac computers follow the instructions below :

1. On your Mac laptop or desktop computer go to the System Preferences

2. Select the Sharing icon.

3. Change your Computer Name to your new AirDrop name and hit enter to confirm your edit.

Now when you transfer a file or photo, your new AirDrop name will appear under your profile picture.

How to AirDrop

If you are wondering how to AirDrop photos, files and documents from one Apple device to another, first you need to be within Bluetooth range or using the same Wi-Fi network as the device you would like to send files to. The receiving device also needs to have its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on. If you or your recipient have a Personal Hotspot turned on these need to be turned off for AirDrop to work correctly.

If you are using an iPhone 11 or later simply go to the document or photograph, you would like to share and click on the Share button. Tap a rectangle within up-pointing arrow. If you are sharing from the Apple Photos application, you can swipe right or left to select multiple photographs to share at the same time in …….



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