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I’ve loads of Android devices, a lot of which join to varied Bluetooth units. My spouse additionally has loads of Android units as properly. Collectively, that assortment of units could make it a bit difficult when connecting Bluetooth equipment. That is compounded when you will have a number of situations of the identical system. For instance, my spouse and I each have Pixel 6 Pro phones.

Out of the field, these units are named — you guessed it — Pixel 6 Pro. So, if each of our telephones are round once I go to attach an adjunct, I am not sure which system I am connecting to.

There’s an easy strategy to resolve that downside, one I all the time care for once I first arrange an Android system. That answer is to rename your Android system for the aim of Bluetooth connections. 

For individuals who is perhaps involved that renaming a tool could cause issues… fret not. Google has made it easy to do that, and the one impact on the system is that it’s going to  broadcast a singular identify to any accent or different system that desires to attach.

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So, how do you do that? Simple. Let me present you.

Find out how to rename your Android telephone for Bluetooth connections


The one factor you will have to make this work is an up to date Android system that runs any model of the working system newer than Android 9 (which must be nearly each Android system on the planet at this level).

The very first thing you might want to do is open Connection Preferences, which is positioned in Settings > Linked Units.

From the Connection Preferences window, faucet Bluetooth.

The Bluetooth entry within Connection Preferences.

Connection preferences is the place you will discover Bluetooth administration in Android.

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From the Bluetooth window, faucet Gadget identify. Within the ensuing pop-up, sort the brand new identify for the system and faucet Rename.

The Rename this device setting in Android 13.

Getting a bit extra particular for the Bluetooth identify in Android.

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Now, once you go to attach an adjunct, desktop pc, or some other system to your Android telephone, the brand new identify can be displayed. That approach, you possibly can all the time be sure you are connecting to the precise system you want.

The Pop!OS Linux Bluetooth manager.

My Pixel 6 Professional as seen from Pop! OS Linux.

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One factor you should bear in mind, nonetheless, is the brand new identify applies solely to Bluetooth connections. If you wish to give the system a distinct international identify, making use of to extra apps and settings than simply Bluetooth, that’s accomplished by way of Settings > About Cellphone > Gadget Title. There isn’t any cause why you possibly can’t change the identify in each settings, however in case you solely need the identify to use to Bluetooth connections, then solely make the change in Linked Units.

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