How to Change Your Mac’s Computer Name
In this article, we will show you how to change the name of your Mac quickly and easily. Your Mac’s computer name is used to identify the device on local networks. The corresponding device can only be integrated into a network and communicate with other devices if it has a unique device name. The device is often named after the owner during initial setup. In the event of a change of ownership, it may make sense to assign a new name. The change can be made easily in the system settings under Apple’s macOS operating system. In this article we will show you step by step how to do it.
How to change the name of your Mac?
Open System Preferences on your Mac. To do this, click on the gear icon in the dock. Alternatively, you can also access the settings via the apple menu at the top left.
Now switch to the ” Shares ” menu .
Here you can change the name of the device. Just type the new name into the text field . The name is then updated automatically and is displayed on the network. If the menu is locked with a lock icon , you must first click the lock in the lower left and then enter your Mac password if necessary.
Quick Start Guide
Open System Preferences by either clicking the Apple icon in the top left of the notification bar and then selecting ” System Preferences… ” or by clicking the gear icon in the Dock.
Now navigate to the ” Shares ” settings menu.
If the menu is secured with the locked padlock icon at the bottom left, first click on it and enter your device password to open the padlock.
You can then change your Mac’s device name in the Device Name text box at the top. To do this, simply enter the new name. The new device name is then adopted and also displayed in the network.