Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are the most used modes of connectivity features on smartphones for sharing internet data and file transfer from one compatible device to another. If you scan for a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection with your Android phone or tablet, you will see either a generic or customized name of the detected devices. If you are new to Android, this little tutorial will help you assign a customized name for your phone or tablet that will be shown when other devices scan for yours.
There is nothing twisted about setting up a device name for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection and that’s why I call it a beginner’s guide. If you are a smart Android user, please do not cross beyond this point. All options are already existing under phone settings, I will just be telling you how to dig into it.
Note: You will see the option to change device name only if you have an Android device with Android 4.2 and above.
The easiest way to change the device name of your Android device is doing it from the About screen itself. Open Settings on your phone or tablet, scroll to About and tap on it. On the next screen, tap on Device Name, type the desired name for your device in the text field and select OK.
If you have an HTC device, go to Settings> About> Phone identity and tap on Phone Name. Type your custom device name and done.
Assigning a desired device name is pretty much the same like that of Bluetooth. Let’s see how you can do it.
So here ends our easy tutorial, if it really is, for beginners. We just hope it helps to change your Android phone/tablet names for Bluetooth and WiFi connections. For more real Tips and Tricks for Android devices, do not forget to take a tour of our useful tutorials. Cheers!
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