Wish: Possibility to rename Bluetooth devices

Copper Contributor

I have several Bluetooth devices of the same type -- one set at home and one set at office. In Windows, it's not easy to guess which one is which. It would be nice to let us rename (ie give a nickname) to them to make the distinction easier.

 

PS: I had sent this wish to Feedback Hub @ https://aka.ms/AAhwk3f but got no return or attention whatsoever!  So I post it here to get more attention.

9 Replies

@seaktf413 

It is possible to rename Bluetooth devices in Windows 10.

Here's how:

  1. Open the Settings app and go to Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
  2. Find the device you want to rename in the list of paired devices and click on it.
  3. Click on the "Device name" field and enter the new name you want to give to the device.
  4. Click on the "Rename" button to save the new name.

That's it! The Bluetooth device should now appear with its new name in the list of paired devices. You can repeat this process for each Bluetooth device that you want to rename.

Alternatively, you can also rename Bluetooth devices using the Control Panel:

  1. Open the Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
  2. Find the Bluetooth device you want to rename and right-click on it.
  3. Select "Properties" from the context menu.
  4. Click on the "General" tab and enter the new name you want to give to the device in the "Device name" field.
  5. Click on the "OK" button to save the new name.

The Bluetooth device should now appear with its new name in the Devices and Printers window.

 

I hope this helps!

@NikolinoDE 

I don't see at all what you are talking about.  I was talking about Win 10.  Are you?

 

1. In the Devices > Bluetooth & other devices, this is what I have:

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I clicked on the device (BT5.0 Mouse) as you suggested.  There is ONLY one button called "Remove device".  Right-click has no use.  Where did you see the "Device name" field?

 

2. In Control Panel > etc ..... > Properties dialog, this is what I get:

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The "General" tab has no field to input whatsoever.

@tfseak 

I was referring to Windows 10.
Control Panel ( Open with the key combination [Windows] + [R]. Enter "control" there and confirm with "OK" or [Enter])
> Devices and Printers
> select device
> right mouse button
> Properties
> Bluetooth
> Customize name or .Change
> OK

It seems that the steps I provided may not work for your specific device or version of Windows 10. Some Bluetooth devices may not have the option to be renamed through the Windows settings.
However, you may be able to rename your Bluetooth device through its manufacturer’s software or app. You can check the device’s documentation or the manufacturer’s website for more information on how to do this.

 


@NikolinoDE wrote:

@tfseak 

I was referring to Windows 10.
Control Panel ( Open with the key combination [Windows] + [R]. Enter "control" there and confirm with "OK" or [Enter])
> Devices and Printers
> select device
> right mouse button
> Properties
> Bluetooth
> Customize name or .Change
> OK


Yes, I started from Control Panel.  I could make a video but is it necessary?

 

But your answer is not consistent.  In your previous answer, you wrote "Properties > General".  Now you wrote "Properties > Bluetooth".  Which one?

 

With all due respect, how about you provide some screenshot or even better, a video showing us that you could indeed rename Bluetooth devices?  That would be 1000 times better than mere words.

 


It seems that the steps I provided may not work for your specific device or version of Windows 10. Some Bluetooth devices may not have the option to be renamed through the Windows settings.


Which version of Windows 10 are you using?  Could you give us a screenshot?

 

I don't think so.  I have some Bluetooth headsets worth 100 USD to 300 USD but none provides the possibility to rename it.  And I have seen tens of other Bluetooth devices in other computers and I have NEVER seen the possibility to rename them.

 

However, you may be able to rename your Bluetooth device through its manufacturer’s software or app. You can check the device’s documentation or the manufacturer’s website for more information on how to do this.

Nope.  I cannot see such "manufacturer's software".

 

 

 

@NikolinoDE 

So?  Any screenshot?

@seaktf413 

Did it with Windows 10 22H2. I activated Bluetooth on my cell phone and did the same as you and changed the name of the device. I have already mentioned that it is not possible on all devices. Some devices do not have a device manufacturer option. Generally, you have to rely on third-party software or utilities. These tools provide additional functionalities beyond the native capabilities of Windows.

Here are some various software programs that allow you to rename Bluetooth devices on Windows 10 (Version 22H2 or any other version). Here are some popular options:

  1. BluetoothView: BluetoothView is a free utility by NirSoft that displays the list of Bluetooth devices on your computer and allows you to change the displayed name of the devices. It supports Windows 10 and is easy to use.
  2. Bluetooth Tweaker: Bluetooth Tweaker is a powerful tool by BluetoothInstaller.com that lets you rename Bluetooth devices and make advanced configurations for Bluetooth connections. It offers a variety of options for customizing the Bluetooth setup and is compatible with Windows 10.
  3. Bluetooth Device Control: Bluetooth Device Control is another useful program that allows you to rename Bluetooth devices. It provides a user-friendly interface and enables you to customize the device name, icon, and other properties. It works with Windows 10 and offers additional features such as creating shortcuts to Bluetooth devices.

Please note that when using third-party software, caution is always advised. Only download the software from trusted sources and perform a scan with reliable antivirus software before installation.

It's also important to note that renaming Bluetooth devices using such software may cause display and connectivity issues, especially if other devices are already paired with the renamed device. Make sure you understand the consequences of renaming Bluetooth devices before making any changes and consider creating backups if needed.

@NikolinoDE 

:thumbs_down::thumbs_down::thumbs_down::thumbs_down::thumbs_down:

No, it's impossible to change cell phone name as Bluetooth device.  I'm almost sure that you are lying.  I start to think that you might use ChatGPT to generate your bull$h!t answer.  The worst is that you did no fact-check.

 

It's clear that you are incompetent.  You have been wasting my time.

 

I'm going to post a new post again.  And YOU DO NOT ANSWER.  Don't waste my time.

The fact that more than 200 people have seen your message so far and no one has answered except me means nothing to you!

The fact that you didn't like the answer doesn't give you the right to make such stupid comments.
...as some anonymous person to insult other people who only wanted to help without ever claiming to have all the knowledge with them is very pitiable.

Anyway, be sure I will never reply to any of your comments again
....not sure if anyone even bothers to post your comments.

@NikolinoDE 

 

Nothing you mentioned was correct or helpful. Are you sure you're on windows???