Renaming a Bluetooth Device in Windows 10

Your Windows 10 device, be it a laptop, tablet or desktop computer, is likely going to have Bluetooth built-in. Bluetooth is great for connecting various devices to your computer/tablet. I personally like to play some music while I work, so I connect my Bluetooth speakers to my Windows 10 laptop.

When connecting a new Bluetooth device to Windows 10, it will automatically already have a name. For most devices, this name will be fine and it will be easily recognisable. However, for many other devices, you may not be satisfied with and you may want to change the name of the Bluetooth device in Windows 10. For me personally, some boring name that I wanted to rename are:

  • 2.4G Receiver
  • Bleutooth Keyboard
  • Virtual USB Mouse
  • BT Adapter

I’m sure that the first steps you took were to follow these steps:

  1. Go to Start menu
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Open Devices
  4. Open the tab Bluetooth & other Devices

However, in this menu, the only option for a Bluetooth device is to click on Remove device. Even if you right-click on the device, you will be disappointed because it will not do anything. (or there is another option to Connect if the device is currently powered off or not in range)

The trick here is to go to the old Control Panel instead of the Settings. Again go to Start and instead of Settings, you type ‘Control Panel‘.

In the Start menu in Windows 10, you have to look for Control Panel

Here are the next steps to follow to rename a Bluetooth device in Windows 10 once you opened Control Panel:

  • Go to Hardware and Sound
  • Devices and Printers
  • Right-click on the Bluetooth device you want to give a new name to, and choose Properties
  • In the new window that pops open, click on the Bluetooth tab on top
  • The input field will allow you to rename the BT device!

Things to note:

  • Not all Bluetooth devices will allow you to do this for some reason
  • I have not yet found a way to change the Bluetooth device’s icon/image


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