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Why do my AirPods show someone else’s name?

If your AirPods show someone else’s name, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it.

The most likely reason why your AirPods show someone else’s name is actually likely to be that it is the name of your iPhone. It could also be the name of your iCloud. Otherwise, it could be because someone else has used the AirPods.

Why do my AirPods show someone else’s name?

If your AirPods appear with someone else’s name, the most likely reason is that it is the name you have given to your iPhone.

Check the name of your iPhone by opening the settings app -> General -> About

Also, check the name that you are using for iCloud.

If your iPhone’s name and your iCloud name are different to the name used for your AirPods, it could mean that someone else used the AirPods and then returned them.

Read more: Why did my AirPods disappear from find my iPhone?

How to change the name of my AirPods?

To change the name of your AirPods on iPhone or iPad, go to the settings app -> Bluetooth -> tap the “i” next to your AirPods then click the current name.

Read more: How to make AirPods switch between iPhone and PC

To change the name of your AirPods on Mac, Open the System preferences app -> Bluetooth -> click on your AirPods while pressing on the control button.