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

Bluetooth name determines how your phone is seen by anybody around you. When you turn on Bluetooth and make your device visible in the settings others see your phone or tablet in “available devices” by its name.  And here is how to change the wireless nick name of your Android gadget.

Follow the steps to change the 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 name you have specified.

bluetooth name in file transfer dialogue

That’s all! Pick a cool name for your phone to surprise your friends!

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