How to rename Bluetooth device on Windows 11

When you repair a Bluetooth device on Windows 11, it will be paired with its own name. This name is verified by the manufacturer of the device and its model. If, for example, you have a Beats headset repaired, it will show up with the Beats name in Bluetooth devices. If the name of the device is not easy to use, you will have trouble finding out which one.

Bluetooth device on Windows 11

Rename Bluetooth device on Windows 11

Bluetooth devices must have a name, any name, when pairing with Windows 11. That’s why there is always a stock / custom name for a device. That said, users have the freedom to rename a Bluetooth device. An improved, easy-to-use name can be added for any connected device and the name can be changed as often as a user needs.

How to rename a Bluetooth device on Windows 11

To rename a Bluetooth device on Windows 11, make sure;

  • The device has been paired to a Windows 11 system
  • The appliance is connected to the appliance (this is not always necessary but a good idea to make sure the switch is sticking).

To rename the device, follow these steps;

  1. Open Control panel.
  2. go to Hardware and sound.
  3. Choose Tools and printers.
  4. The Bluetooth devices will be listed at the top.
  5. Right click on the Bluetooth device you want to rename.
  6. Select Properties from the context table.

  1. Go to Bluetooth tab.
  2. Click inside the name field and you will find that it is edited.
  3. Change the name.
  4. Click Enter.
  5. The device name will be updated.

No change was implemented

If you have renamed a Bluetooth device, but it still appears with its old name / stock name in the Settings app or Action Center, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Options app with the keyboard shortcut Win + I.
  2. go to Bluetooth and devices.
  3. Click on the Disconnect a button under the Bluetooth device that you mentioned.
  4. Let the device for disconnection.
  5. Once disconnected, reconnect the device by clicking on the Connect button.
  6. The name will be updated.

Reset Bluetooth device name

If you want to change the name of the Bluetooth device back to what it was originally, you can do so by not updating and repairing it again.

  1. Open the Configuration application with keyboard shortcut Win + I.
  2. go to Bluetooth and devices.
  3. Click on the more options button at the top right of a Bluetooth device.
  4. Choose Remove tool.
  5. Turn off the Bluetooth device, and then on again.
  6. Pair the tool and Windows 11.
  7. When the machine is paired, it will look up its stock / custom name.


Windows 11 allows multiple Bluetooth devices to have the same name so if you connect different devices of the same type and model you will have a hard time telling them apart. Renaming your devices is a great way to keep things organized.

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