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How to change the name of your Apple Watch

Just like you can with any other iOS device, you can give your watch a name of its own.

When you first set up your Apple Watch, Apple assigns a default name to it. For my watch it was "Jason's Apple Watch." Yours is likely something similar, only with your name, not mine.

Some people, like me, prefer to give our devices a name of our own instead of a standard affair.

To change the name assigned to your Apple Watch during setup, you only need a few seconds of your time.

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  • Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on General from the list of options.
  • Next, select About.
  • Finally, tap on Name, followed by entering the name you want your watch to have.

The name you enter here is what will show up in iTunes, your iCloud account and when viewing your Bluetooth settings on the iPhone.