If you own a pair of Apple AirPods and want to use them with your Android device, you might find it challenging to rename them. By default, AirPods come with a generic name that doesn’t reflect your personal preference. However, it’s possible to change the name of your AirPods on Android, and this article will show you how to do it.
Step 1: Connect Your AirPods to Your Android Device
The first thing you need to do is to connect your AirPods to your Android device. To do this, open the lid of your AirPods case and press the button on the back until the LED light starts flashing. Then, go to the Bluetooth settings on your Android device and select your AirPods from the list of available devices.
Step 2: Install the Bluetooth Scanner App
Once your AirPods are connected to your Android device, you need to install the Bluetooth Scanner app. This app will allow you to find the Bluetooth MAC address of your AirPods, which is necessary to rename them.
Step 3: Find the Bluetooth MAC Address of Your AirPods
Open the Bluetooth Scanner app and scan for available Bluetooth devices. Look for your AirPods in the list of devices and note down the Bluetooth MAC address. The MAC address is a unique identifier that consists of a combination of letters and numbers, and it’s usually located next to the name of the device.
Step 4: Use a Terminal Emulator App to Rename Your AirPods
Now that you have the Bluetooth MAC address of your AirPods, you need to use a terminal emulator app to change their name. There are several terminal emulator apps available on the Google Play Store, such as Termux and Terminal Emulator for Android.
Open the terminal emulator app and type the following command:
This command will give you root access to your Android device, which is necessary to rename your AirPods. Then, type the following command:
service call bluetooth_manager 8 s16 “MAC_ADDRESS” s16 “NEW_NAME”
Replace MAC_ADDRESS with the Bluetooth MAC address of your AirPods and NEW_NAME with the new name you want to give them. Make sure to enclose the new name in quotation marks.
Step 5: Verify the New Name of Your AirPods
Once you’ve entered the command, press Enter and wait for a few seconds. Then, go to the Bluetooth settings on your Android device and check if the name of your AirPods has changed to the new name you gave them.
That’s it! You’ve successfully renamed your AirPods on Android. Enjoy your personalized AirPods experience.
People Also Ask
Q: Can I rename my AirPods without an Android device?
A: Yes, you can rename your AirPods using an iPhone or iPad. Simply go to the Bluetooth settings on your iOS device and select your AirPods. Then, tap on the “i” icon next to your AirPods and enter a new name.