If the iOS network settings are ever reset, the phone's name is changed to "iPhone," making it harder to identify amongst a list of surrounding devices. Or maybe the handset you're using still has the name of the previous owner. Perhaps you just want to give your iPhone a recognizable but less personally identifying moniker for privacy reasons.
Whatever the reason, here's how to change the name of your iPhone (the following steps will work for iPads, too).
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap General.
- Tap About.
- Tap Name.
- Enter the name that you'd like your iOS device to take.
- Tap Done.