How to change the name of your Apple Watch

BY Kelly Hodgkins

Published 30 Apr 2015


Similar to the iPhone and iPad, Apple labels your Apple Watch with a generic name that pairs your name with the Apple Watch. For example, my Watch appears as “Kelly’s Apple Watch”. You can easily change this name to something unique and and more creative using the instructions below.


To change your Watch’s default name, you’ll need to access the Watch app and make the following changes:

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on My Watch to access the Watch-specific settings
  3. Tap on General, then About and then Name
  4. Delete the current name and type in the new name you want to use.
  5. Tap Done on the keyboard when finished.

While I usually name my devices with my initials and the device model  (KH iPhone 6 Plus, e.g.), you can get as creative as you want with this name.

If you want to learn more about the Apple Watch,  you can view additional tutorials on our Apple Watch Tips and Tricks page  and our How-to page. If you have an area you would like to see covered in this ongoing series of Watch tutorials or have discovered your own handy tips or tricks, please share them in the comments.