How to change bluetooth name of your device on Android 7 Nougat

Bluetooth name determines how your phone is detected over the Bluetooth. When you turn on Bluetooth and allow visibility in the Settings others see your device in “available devices”.  Here is how to change the bluetooth name of your Android phone or tablet.bluetooth-available-devices

Rename device in Bluetooth settings

Follow the steps to change the Bluetooth name of your device in Android 7 Nougat and Android 6 Marshmallow:

  1. Go to Settings ⇒ Bluetoothbluetooth settings
  2. Turn on Bluetoothturn on bluetooth
  3. Tap on the tripple dot icon on the upper right to go to advanced settings: bluetooth advanced settings
  4. Select Rename this device (this menu item will be inactive if you don’t turn on Bluetooth). rename this device
  5. Type the desired name.
  6. Save it by tapping on Rename:rename change bluetooth name

From now on your device will be visible by the new Bluetooth name you have specified.

bluetooth name in file transfer dialogue

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