Change the name of a connected device

You can change the names of the devices connected to your Wi-Fi network. Some devices might have hard to identify names (for example, a printer might be displayed as “a738b00002”) or two similar devices might repeat the same name. The Google Wifi and Google Home apps let you edit device names to something simple and recognizable like “Amy’s laptop.” All owners and managers of your Wi-Fi network will see the new edited name.

Note: This will only change how the device’s name appears in the app. It will not affect the device hostname.

With the Google Home app

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Wifi  and then Devices.
  3. Tap the device you want to change.
  4. Rename your device then tap Save.

With the Google Wifi app

  1. Open the Google Wifi app .
  2. Tap Network  and then Devices.
  3. Tap the device name you would like to change.
  4.  Tap Details and then Edit .
  5. Rename your device then tap Save.

Note: To remove a device name you created previously, just delete the text. Once you save, the original device name will be restored. 

Not sure which device is which?  Learn more about identifying device names.

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