Bluetooth - how to change name on device?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cherbst, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. cherbst macrumors newbie

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    As Bluetooth devices is getting more and more popular I have now come to the point that I have two devices of the same kind. This is loudspeakers placed in different rooms that I want to switch between from my Mac. But when I have paired them they have the same name showing up in the Bluetooth device list. Quite confusing.

    So my question is how to change the names to a more unique ones so I don't have to guess which is who.

    I want to be able to edit this in my Mac.

    Anyone?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    you can only change your Mac's bluetooth shared name in OS X.
     
  3. cherbst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That sucks!

    I can even change to whatever name in my son's old SonyEricsson mobile!
    But not in iPhone or Mac OS X Snow Leopard...?

    So is there no one else with this situation having two devices with the same factory name that you want to differ?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yeah, you can change your phone's name in your phone. why should you be able to change the name of other devices from a computer? thats a security risk.

    if your speakers have a little operating system in them you may be able to change their bluetooth name from the speaker.
     
  5. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Connect the bluetooth device
    System Prefs > Bluetooth > Select the item in the left column > Select Gear Icon on the bottom > Rename is one of the options.
    At least it is for my Mouse.
    S.
     
  6. munine macrumors newbie

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    Help please..

    Do you guys know how to change change name on bluetooth devices on computer/laptop?

    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     

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