How to change AirDrop name on iPhone

AIRDROP is a useful iPhone feature that lets you send almost anything to other nearby Apple devices.

It’s especially useful for sharing larger files that WhatsApp or Gmail may not be able to handle.

AirDrop also works with iPad and Mac


AirDrop also works with iPad and MacCredit: Alamy

And even more useful when you want to quickly transfer something like a screenshot from your iPhone to a Mac computer.

However, if you’re sending stuff between friends, you should make sure you’re sending it to the right person and vice versa.

If you have an embarrassing nickname, you might want to change it.

However, remember to be careful who you allow to AirDrop your iPhone as you could get some Unsolicited nude photos of sickos in public.

Can you change your AirDrop name?

You can change your AirDrop name, although it’s not exclusive to this feature.

AirDrop uses your phone’s name. So if you want to change it for AirDrop, you need to look there.

Go to settingsfollowed by above.

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Here you will see Surname – Select it and enter your desired name.

Then you are done. The name you choose here will be what will appear if someone tries to AirDrop you.

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AirDrop was introduced back in 2011


AirDrop was introduced back in 2011Credit: Alamy
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