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"How to Change Your Hotspot Name on iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide"

Learn how to easily change the name of your iPhone's hotspot in just a few easy steps! Read our comprehensive guide to changing your Hotspot Name on iPhone now.

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Published Mar 6, 2022

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

What you'll need: iPhone

  • To change the hotspot name on an iPhone, go to Settings > Personal Hotspot and tap the Wi-Fi Password field.
  • Learning how to change the hotspot name on an iPhone can help someone better secure their data when using a public Wi-Fi connection.
  • You will learn how to easily change the name of your iPhone's hotspot in this article.

Changing the name of your iPhone hotspot (sometimes referred to as "hostname") can be a relatively easy process. Hotspot names are used to identify and differentiate different hotspots on a local network; it's especially important if you have multiple devices connected to the same network, or if you're connecting any other devices (including laptops) to your phone's network. This guide will explain how to change the name of your iPhone hotspot in order to make sure that each device is easily identified when connecting.

how to change hotspot name on iphone

To change the hotspot name on an iPhone, open the Settings app and tap “Personal Hotspot.” From here you can enter a new name for your hotspot in the field labled "Name." Once you are finished, tap "Done" to save the changes.

  1. Open Settings by tapping the gear icon on your Home screen.
  2. Select WiFi & Network.
  3. Tap Personal Hotspot.
  4. Type in a new name for your hotspot into the text box labeled "Name."
  5. Press the home button to save changes.

Our takeaway

In conclusion, changing your hotspot name on your iPhone is a great way to make sure that you are connecting to the correct network. It's also a fun way to personalize your device and stand out from others! With this step-by-step guide, you now have all the tools needed to get started. Be sure to choose something creative that reflects who you are or what makes you unique. This will ensure that your iPhone stands out from the rest of the crowd and make it easier for friends and family to find you when they need an internet connection!


1. What types of iPhone models are capable of changing their hotspot name?

Any iPhone model running iOS 5 or later is capable of changing its hotspot name.

Is it possible to save more than one hotspot name on an iPhone?

Yes, iPhones allow for multiple named hotspots. Although you can create multiple named hotspots, only one of them can be enabled at a time.

Is there a limit to the number of characters that can be used in a hotspot name?

Yes, the maximum number of characters available when setting up your iPhone's hotspot name is 32.

Can I rename my hotspot while I am connected to another device?

Yes, it is possible to rename your iPhone's hotspot while you are connected to another device. Simply tap on the name of your current hotspot in the Settings menu and type in a new name.

How do I know if the changes to my hotspot's name have been successfully saved?

Once you have changed your iPhone's hotspot name, it will be visible with the updated name when you search for available networks on another device. If the new name does not show up after a few seconds, try resetting network settings or restarting both devices.

This article was originally published on 6 Mar 2022 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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