Learn How to Change Your Name on All Devices and Accounts

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If you have recently changed your name, you may want to change your name on all of your devices and accounts as well. It is important to make sure that you change your name on your phone, tablet and computer so that there is no confusion.

In some situations, the name that you have on your account can get attached to an email signature or show up in other places, so keeping that name up to date is essential.

Nowadays, everyone has so many different devices, which can make changing your name on all of them seem overwhelming. However, it can actually be quite simple, especially if you have multiple devices all set up through one account.

For example, if you have an iPhone, a Mac computer and an iPad, you can easily change the name on all three when you change it through your Apple account. Even if you have different accounts for each device, you can still get your name changed very quickly on them all. Whether you are a Google/Android or Apple user, you can update your account to reflect your new name in no time! Keep reading to learn more.

Learn How to Change Your Name on Your Apple Account

If you wish to change your name on your Apple account, you are in luck because the process is very simple and straightforward. You can either change your name directly on your Apple device through the settings section, or you can login to your Apple account through any device with internet access.  

Through your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Go to Settings > (your name) > Name, Phone Numbers, Email.
  2. In the “Name” section, click on your name.
  3. Make any changes to your name.
  4. Click on “Done.”

Note: You must have iOS 10.3 or later in order to access your information and make changes directly on an Apple device. If you do not have this software or later, you must go to the Apple website on a device with internet access and login to your account there.

Through your Apple ID account page:

  1. Open an internet browser and go to appleid.apple.com.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. In the “Account” section, click “Edit.”
  4. Make any changes to your name.
  5. Click on “Done.”

Regardless of the method that you choose to use, whether you make the change on your device or by logging into your Apple account, once you change your name it will reflect on all of your Apple devices. This means that your name will be updated on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, Apple watch and more.

You will also likely receive an email from Apple that notifies you of the name change. This is for confirmation and security purposes so that you can monitor any changes made to your account.

Find Out How to Change Your Name on Your Google Account

If you have devices that have Google accounts such as an Android phone, you can change your name through your Google account. This process is very simple and only takes a few steps. You can make changes to your name either on your computer, through your Android device or on your iPhone or iPad.

Through your computer:

  1. Open an internet browser and go to myaccount.google.com.
  2. Click on ‘Personal Info’ in the left navigation panel.
  3. Click on your name in the ‘Profile’ section.
  4. Click on the pencil icon, then make any changes to your name.
  5. Select ‘Done.’

Through your Android:

  1. Go to Settings > Google > Google Account
  2. Click on “Personal info.”
  3. Click on “Go to About Me” in the “Choose what others see” section.
  4. Click on the pencil icon, then make any changes to your name.
  5. Select “Done.”

Through your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the Gmail app or go to myaccount.google.com
  2. Go to Menu > Settings > your account > Manage your Google Account.
  3. Click on “Personal info.”
  4. Click on “Go to About Me” in the “Choose what others see” section.
  5. Click on the pencil icon, then make any changes to your name.
  6. Select “Done.”

Note: If you created your account more than two weeks ago, you can change your name a maximum of three times in 90 days. If you created your account less than two weeks ago, you can change your name more often.  

Discover How to Change Your Name on Your Android Device

Most Android devices use Google accounts, so you can follow the instructions in the section above in order to change the name on your Android through Google. However, you can also easily change the name that you have stored in your Android device through the device settings as well. To do so, you must:

  1. Go to Settings > (your name) > Account Info.
  2. Click on the pencil icon, then make any changes to your name.
  3. Select “Done.”

How can you change your name on other accounts?

Most online accounts have similar steps that you must follow when you wish to change your name or username. If you need to change your name on your social media, email or other accounts the first step is typically to go to the ‘Settings’ section. Then, you need to go to the section for your personal information and edit your name.

Be prepared to reenter your password or provide an authentication code when editing information in certain accounts. Also, keep in mind that there are often limits to the number of times that you can change your name in a given period of time.