How to rename bluetooth device in Windows 10


When my wireless QC30 headset connects to a device, it reads out "connected to [device-name]". This is handy, but when for example connecting to my work laptop, which has a rather long cryptic alphanumeric name, it gets annoying instead. And since it's a work laptop, I can't just change the name of the device either, and frankly, I don't want to have to do that either. I just want my device to have a different name specific to bluetooth. Turns out, you can actually do that:

  1. Run devmgmt.msc
  2. Find your bluetooth adapter under Device Manager / Bluetooth
    E.g. mine is called Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R)
  3. Right-click and choose Properties
  4. Go to the Advanced tab
  5. Change Name
  6. Hit OK

And it's done. 👍


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