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Mac: How to change your computer name

Does your Mac have a different name than you’d like? Follow along for how to quickly change your computer’s name.

Your Mac’s name will show up in a variety of circumstances including when AirDropping files, managing your devices on iCloud like with Find My Mac, and elsewhere. Here’s how to easily change it.

Mac: How to change your computer name

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click on Sharing
  3. Click on the field Computer Name: at the top
  4. Highlight the current name and enter a new one
  5. Press enter or click anywhere in the window outside of the text field to set the new name

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