Change MacBook name: terminal, in iCloud, Airdrop, Bluetooth

Change MacBook name: terminal, in iCloud, Airdrop, Bluetooth

If you own a Mac computer, you are able to change the name on your device to personalize it. This article will show you how to customize your Mac's name for iCloud, Airdrop, Bluetooth, and also an alternative method that allows you to change your Mac name in the Terminal.

How to change the name of your Mac for Airdrop, Bluetooth and iCloud?

In this article you will learn how to change your Mac's name.

  • Click on the Apple menu > System Preferences.
  • Go to the Internet & Wireless > Sharing.
  • Type the new name in the Computer Name field.
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How to change Mac name in the Terminal?

If you prefer to change the Mac name in the Terminal then all you need to do is enter this command:

sudo scutil --set HostName [NewHostNameHere]

This will allow you to change your host name. When you search for your computer name, this is what you will now see. 

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