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How to change Bluetooth Name in Windows 8 or WIndows 8.1

These days almost all the laptops or PCs comes with built-in Bluetooth so that users can pair various Bluetooth devices with their computers. But do you know that you can change the default Bluetooth name of your windows machine? I bet most of the users will say No. Usually, we don’t even try to change the Bluetooth name of our systems. But just like any smartphone, changing the name of your Bluetooth adapter in Windows Machine is very simple. Just follow the steps given below in order to change the Bluetooth name in Windows 8/8.1:

1. First of all open control panel in your system. If you can’t locate the control panel press windows key + R then type “Control Panel” and hit enter.

2. Once you open the control panel click on hardware & Sound option. Now click on Device Manager under Device and Printers Option.

device manager windows

3. Once the device manager windows opens, expand the Bluetooth and right click on Generic Bluetooth Adapter.

bluetooth adapter device manager

4. In the Bluetooth adapter properties windows click on Advance tab. You can update the Bluetooth name by changing the name under Radio Information. Choose the desired name and click Ok.

change bluetooth name windows

5.  If you wish to revert to the default name, click on the default button present in the Advance tab.

So, this is how you can change the Bluetooth Name in your windows 8 or 8.1 machine. If you are still unable to change the name on your system we suggest you to update the Bluetooth drivers of your system and then try again.

In case your Bluetooth device is being turned off automatically by the system, visit the power management tab and uncheck the “Allow the computer….” Option. Once you do this the system will not turn off the Bluetooth adapter when you are not using it. Though we don’t recommend you to do this unless you are facing issues with your Bluetooth adapter. If you are still facing any kind of error or issue, feel free to drop a comment below and we will try our best to resolve your issue.

In our upcoming post, we will share how to change the Bluetooth name of your Windows Phone. If you wish to stay updated about our upcoming posts or special stories, don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

About Akshay Aggarwal

Akshay Aggarwal is an Engineer by qualification but a blogger by profession. He has a keen interest in writing or you can say writing is his passion. He usually writes about technology, latest gadgets, and tech news. He believes in sharing his thoughts and knowledge with the world. You can contact me and share your thoughts about anything here with me through: akshay[at]isparknetwork.com and catch me on twitter: @akshayable

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