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If you recently bought a pair of AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, AirPods Pro 2, or AirPods Max you might want to change their name.

Once you’ve paired your AirPods to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you’ll notice that their default name is “(Your Name)’s ‌AirPods‌.” While some of you might be perfectly fine with that, some might want to change their name.

If that’s the case, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps. You can change their name any time you want so committing this process to memory is useful.

Here’s how to change your AirPods name.

How to Change AirPods Name on iPhone or iPad

Before you do anything you’ll need to grab your iPhone or iPad. Once you’ve got your device(s) in hand, follow these steps to change the name of your AirPods.

  1. Open your AirPods case or place one or both of the AirPods buds in your ears.
  2. Open up the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  3. Head into the Bluetooth section.
  4. Find your AirPods on the list and tap the blue “i” to bring up a new screen.
  5. On the next screen you can manually change your AirPods name to whatever you want.

To ensure the new name stuck, head on back to your list of Bluetooth devices and check for your new AirPods name.

How to Change AirPods Name on Mac

You can also change your AirPods name on your Mac. Here’s how to do that.

  1. Connect your AirPods to your Mac.
  2. Click the Apple logo in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Select System Preferences.
  4. Click on Bluetooth.
  5. Under your Devices, right click your AirPods. A popup menu should appear.
  6. From this popup menu click on Rename and change your AirPods Name.
  7. Click Rename again to make the change stick.

That’s all there is to it. Now you know how to change the name of your AirPods whenever you want.

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Install iOS 16.3 for Better Security

Install iOS 16.3 for Better Security

If security is important to you, think about installing Apple's iOS 16.3 update right away.

iOS 16.3 brings 12 new security patches (including one for the Weather app) with it and you can learn more about all of those right here

In addition, the software comes with support for physical security keys for Apple ID. These will beef up your account security by requiring a physical security key as part of the two factor authentication sign in process. Learn more about the change right here.

If you skipped iOS 16.2, you'll get its changes with iOS 16.3. iOS 16.2 brought a ton of important security patches with it and you can dig into the details on Apple's security site

The update also brought end-to-end encryption to iCloud, iMessage, iPhone backups, Notes, Photos, and more. If you want to learn more about it, head over to Apple's guide

If you decided to hold off on installing iOS 16.1.2, you'll get its solitary security patch with your upgrade. Learn more about it right here.

If you skipped iOS 16.1.1, you'll get its security patches when you upgrade. You can learn more about them right here.

If you missed the iOS 16.1 update, it brought 19 security patches to the iPhone and you can learn about the particulars of those over on Apple's website.

If you failed to download iOS 16.0.3, it had one security patch on board, a fix for a potential exploit within the Mail app. For more about the fix, check out Apple's security site.

If you're still running iOS 15 your iPhone, you'll get a bunch of other patches when you upgrade.

iOS 16.0 brought a ton of security patches to the iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.

In addition to those patches, iOS 16 brings some additional enhancements to privacy and security including Safety Check which, according to Apple, will help "people in domestic or intimate partner violence situations review and reset the access they’ve granted others." 

The feature also resets system privacy permissions for apps and restricts Messages and FaceTime to the device on hand.

Apple's also made some improvements to Passkeys in Safari. iOS 16 brings a brand new sign-in method that's end-to-end encrypted and safe from phishing and data leaks. 

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