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The feel when you get your new iPhone is fantastic. New hardware and most likely new software to dig yourself deep into. Once you’ve started the installation process, it’ll ask you what to name your iPhone.
Typically, people just type in their own name, so for example “Lilia’s iPhone”, but why not get some real fun out of your new phone? Or maybe personalize it a bit to make it feel more like a real companion?
Naming stuff often makes you more attached to it, whether that be a pet, smart home assistant or maybe even your robot vacuum. If you want to personalize your robot vacuum, you could take a look at this article:
To give you some inspiration for what to call your iPhone, I’ve made a curated list down below. Feel free use any of them however you like.
You iPhone name will show up several places a this could make some funny interactions.
For example, if you have a friend who is about to airdrop you some pictures and your iPhone is named “Airdrop to get virus”, or if you ask someone or something to pair to your pear.
So naming your iPhone could just be a small thing to maybe make a smile a smile or two along the way. But it could also be to personalize or signal a deeper attachment to your smartphone. It is, after all, something you probably use many hours a day.
It’s very simple to change the name of your iPhone and you can do it as many times and as often you’d like. The steps are very similar to iPads and iPods.
Your other gadgets which are connected to your iPhone will use the name of your iPhone. In some cases, this means you’ll have to reconnect these gadgets after you have changed the name, but most often than not these gadgets doesn’t actually use the name itself but either the iPhone Mac address or model id, which are unique identifiers for your phone.
In my case, I often use my Google Nest Audio’s Bluetooth to connect the iPhone. The command I use on the Nest is as following “Hey Google, pair with my iPhone”. Yes, I’ve called my iPhone “my iPhone”. 😉
Feel free to use it yourself. In my case, it’s a legendary name to use, because my daily living is so “smart home” centred. So I just want everything to react specifically to when I just say “connect” or “do something, to my iPhone”.
One great example of this is “Hey Google, call my SO from my iPhone”. It’ll instantly react and call my girlfriend from my iPhone via its Bluetooth.
Hope you enjoyed some of the names, even though I got a little nerdy on some of them. Naming your iPhone in, certain ways, can in some scenarios be very beneficial, for example in my smart home scenario. It can definitely also bring up some smiles on your friends, family or coworkers.
Play around with it and try several different names until you are happy with it, that is my advice. Thank you for reading.
Morten has been working with technology, IoT and electronics for over a decade. His passion for technology is reflected into this blog to give you relevant and correct information.Read more...