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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Change Bluetooth Name on Android Devices

November 9, 2020

When you pair your device using Bluetooth, you select the name of the device to connect as part of the process. Subsequently, when your device connects, you typically get a notification that <insert device name here> is connected. There are times when you want to change the name of your device to differentiate it from other devices. This is particularly true when you have multiple devices from the same manufacturer. The manufacturer's default name may not be enough to determine which device you really want to connect to.

Not a problem. How-To-Geek has posted instructions for changing the default name on an Android device. The process is pretty simple. Generally, you go to the settings area and edit your connections. There will be a choice to select the Bluetooth connection and then an option to edit the device name. As an example, the default name for your smartphone may be Galaxy S10. Not very helpful if there is more than one S10 phone being used by family members. Changing the name makes sure you are connecting to the right device.

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