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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct Names in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Have you ever been in a situation where your friends had difficulty to find which the device that was truly yours when they wanted to transfer files via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct because there were some devices that had the same name? If that so, instead of letting your friends to be connected to the wrong device, you can help them to find your device easily by changing your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct names to the easily recognizable ones.

How to change Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct names?
Now, you don't need to change Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct names separately because you just need to change the device name to change the name for these two features. See the following steps to do so:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.
  2. Tap to go to the settings menu.
  3. Tap More tab.
  4. Scroll down to find About device and then tap it.
  5. Tap Device name.
  6. Enter the new name for your device and then tap OK button. It'd better if you create a unique name so that your device can be easily recognized by others simply by looking the name.
  7. The device name has been changed and the name will be used as the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct names.

As a note, others who are connected with you via Bluetooth can rename your Bluetooth name on their devices, but it's only temporary because the name will be reset back when the device is unpaired. Next time, when they scan for available Bluetooth devices in their phones, the name listed in your device name is the name that will be displayed there.


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