How Can I Give My Samsung Galaxy a Phone Name?

By Warren Davies

Any device you connect to will be able to see the name you give your phone.
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When you first activated your Samsung Galaxy, you were given the option to name your phone. This name is displayed to network administrators when you connect to a Wi-Fi network, and is seen by other Bluetooth device users when you pair with them. It is also displayed in Windows Explorer or Kies when you connect the phone to a computer. If you want to change this name, you can do so at any time through your Settings menu.

Step 1

Tap “Settings,” from the home screen of the Samsung Galaxy, tap “More” and then tap “About device.” This screen displays the details on the status and settings of your phone, including its name.

Step 2

Tap “Device name.” The “Rename device” dialog window displays.

Step 3

Enter the new name for your phone in the text box. Note that any person or network that you connect to will be able see this name, so consider avoiding any personally identifiable information in your Galaxy's name.

Step 4

Tap “OK” when you're done to save your changes.