You need the device name if you want to receive a file from another Bluetooth device or pair the phone with your computer. Here we will see how to change the name of Bluetooth in Windows 10, be it a laptop or desktop PC.
In Windows 10 the name of the Bluetooth device is the same as the name of the computer. In other words, they cannot be different. You can see the name of your Bluetooth adapter by heading to the Settings app > Devices> Bluetooth and other devices.
Rename Bluetooth in Windows 10
If you want to change the name of the Bluetooth device, you must remember that this name is not more than the same name of your Windows 10 PC. The system automatically sets the name of your Windows 10 computer as the name of the Bluetooth device.
Because of this, you can’t just change the Bluetooth name. To change the name of the Bluetooth, you must change the name of the device. In summary, it is not possible to set different names for your PC and the Bluetooth adapter.
Below I will show you the two ways to change the Bluetooth name in Windows 10.
I. In the Settings application
# 1. Go to the Settings app > System> About.
# 2. In Device Specifications, click the Rename this computer button.
# 3. This will open the Rename your PC window . Enter a new name for your PC and Bluetooth device, and then click the Next button .
# 4. Now you will be asked to restart your PC. Save all the work you are doing on your system and click the Restart now button . If you want to restart later, click the Restart later button .
The new name of your PC and Bluetooth device will appear once you restart the system.
II. In System Properties
# 1. In the search box on the Start menu or taskbar, type sysdm.cpl and press Enter to open the System Properties dialog .
# 2. Here on the Team Name tab , you can see the full team name as well as the name of the workgroup. To change the name of the device, therefore the Bluetooth name, click the Change button .
# 3. In the Computer name field , enter the name you want to assign to your PC, as well as the Bluetooth, and click the OK button .
# 4. You will see a dialog with the message “You must restart the computer to apply the changes “. Click OK button .
# 5. If you see a small window with the Restart Now and Restart Later buttons , click Restart Later.
# 6. Now save all the work you are doing on your PC and restart the system to set the new name as your computer name, as well as the name of the Bluetooth device in Windows 10.
With either of these two methods you will have easily changed the name of your Bluetooth device. I hope this guide has been helpful.