How to rename an AirTag using an iPhone, iPad or Mac

A default name is given to every AirTag by Apple. However, if you want to rename an AirTag because you chose the wrong name at setup, you can do so with a few simple steps.

AirTag was unveiled by Apple during its virtual ‘Spring Loaded’ event. The item-tracker can easily be attached to objects or everyday items like purses, school bags, and keys to quickly locate them. The product works with the recently announced Find My network to anonymously share location across Apple’s network of iOS devices.

How to rename an AirTag

Learn how to rename an AirTag

Here’s how to rename an AirTag in a few simple steps.

  1. Open Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
  2. Go to Items.
  3. Find your AirTag and select it.
  4. Open the information panel about the device by swiping.
  5. Tap Rename Item.

Apple AirTag

This process will take you back to the setup screen where you can pick a name from Apple’s given suggestions. If you wish to set your own unique name for the AirTag, then follow these steps.

  1. Follow the abovementioned steps to access the startup screen. Then, scroll down to the bottom of Apple’s suggested names.
  2. Select Custom Name.
  3. From here, you can use an emoji for a name or you can dismiss it and bring up a keyboard to type in your unique name.
  4. Once you have selected a name, tap Done.

Now you have successfully renamed an AirTag. Note that it may take some time before the new name is updated on other iCloud devices. We hope this guide helped you learn how to rename an AirTag. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Usman has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He is an editor at iThinkDifferent and writes about games, Apple news, hardware, productivity guides, and more. When not writing for iTD, Usman loves to play competitive Team Fortress 2, spends time honing his football skills, and watches superhero movies.

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