How to Change Hotspot Name

What’s your hotspot’s name again? The default hotspot names can be forgettable, boring, or easily mistaken for another hotspot. Luckily, you can change the name on either your iPhone or Android so you can find it easier! This wikiHow article will teach you how to change the hotspot name and password on your iPhone and Android.


[Edit]Changing the Hotspot Name on iPhone

  1. Open Settings. Tap the app icon that looks like a pair of gears on a light grey background.
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  2. Tap . It’s usually the first item in the menu next to a gear icon.
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  3. Tap . You’ll see this at the top of the menu in the “General” settings.
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  4. Tap . The default might be something like “iPhone” or “[Your Name]’s iPhone.”
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  5. Delete the current text and enter the new name. To delete what’s already there, tap the x button then use the keyboard to enter a new name.
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    • When you’re done, tap done on your keyboard.
    • This will change both your iPhone’s name as well as the hotspot name.[1]
    • To change your hotspot’s password, go to Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot > Wi-Fi Password and enter the new password.

[Edit]Changing the Hotspot Name on Android

  1. Open Settings. You can do this by tapping the gear app icon or by tapping the gear icon in the Quick Menu that opens when you swipe down from the top of your screen.
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    • This method varies depending on the model of phone you have, but all the steps are similar.
  2. Tap . It’s usually next to a networked globe icon.
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    • Some phones, like the Samsung Galaxy, say “Connectivity” instead.
  3. Tap the option. This might be called “Mobile Hotspot and Tethering” instead.
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  4. Tap . This might be “Mobile Hotspot” instead and you’ll see your hotspot’s details.
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  5. Tap your hotspot’s name or . If you tapped Configure, you’ll need to tap the Network name field to edit it.
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  6. Give your hotspot a new name. Press the backspace arrow on your keyboard to erase the existing text and then you can enter a new name.
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    • You can also tap the “Password” field to change the current password that you have set for your hotspot.
  7. Tap . Make sure you save this changed information before you close out of the menu.[2]
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