How to Rename a Bluetooth Device on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

This post will teach you how to rename a Bluetooth device on the Galaxy Tab S6. Read on to view a step-by-step tutorial.

Every device has a designated name that is visible when it’s connected to another device through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi networks. Typically, the default name of the device comprises its brand and model number.

If there are multiple Bluetooth accessories saved on your phone or tablet, then assigning a relevant and simple name will make it easier for you to identify them. 

Just refer to this walk-through if you need help on how to configure and apply these changes on your Galaxy Tab S6.

YouTube video

Easy Steps to Rename a Bluetooth Device on your Galaxy Tab S6

Time Needed : 8 minutes

The following steps demonstrate the standard process of changing the default name of a Bluetooth device saved on the Tab S6 tablet. The actual screens and menu items may vary depending on the device model, operating system and customization. Screenshots depicting individual steps are likewise provided in case you’ll have trouble navigating the display.

  1. To get started, navigate to the Home screen and then swipe up from the bottom of the display.

    Performing this gesture will let you access the Apps viewer.
    On this Apps viewer you can see various types of icons or shortcuts to stock and third-party apps and services.

    rename bluetooth device galaxy tab s6 - home

  2. To continue, locate and then tap the Settings icon.

    Doing so will launch the main settings menu of your device.
    Listed in this menu are the tablet's basic and advanced features.

    rename bluetooth device galaxy tab s6 - settings

  3. To access the Bluetooth menu, tap Connections.

    A new screen opens with a list of wireless connectivity features including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

    rename bluetooth device galaxy tab s6 - connections

  4. Tap Bluetooth to proceed.

    The Bluetooth menu opens next.
    In this menu, you will see a list of all Bluetooth devices that are saved in your tablet's Bluetooth directory.

    If you don't see any, make sure that the Bluetooth switch is enabled. Otherwise, tap the Scan command to trigger your tablet to start scanning for Bluetooth-enabled devices and accessories within range.

    rename bluetooth device galaxy tab s6 - bluetooth

  5. Then, tap the Gear icon next to the Bluetooth device that you'd like to rename.

    A new screen opens and prompts more details about the selected Bluetooth device.
    At the bottom section of the screen, you will see two icons or controls namely rename and unpair.

    rename bluetooth device galaxy tab s6 - gear icon

  6. To instigate renaming of the selected Bluetooth device, tap the Rename icon.

    Doing so will launch a pop-up menu and the Samsung on-screen keyboard at the bottom.

    rename bluetooth device galaxy tab s6 - rename

  7. On the pop-up menu, tap to highlight and edit the default name of the Bluetooth device.

    When it's highlighted, you can enter the new name you'd like to assign to that device.

    rename bluetooth device galaxy tab s6 - edit

  8. After typing the new name, tap Rename.

    That will prompt your tablet to change and apply the new name you entered for that Bluetooth device.
    The recent changes will also reflect on the Bluetooth menu where all saved devices are displayed.

    rename bluetooth device galaxy tab s6 - confirm

  • Android 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

To change the name of another Bluetooth device, just repeat the same steps until you’ll get to the menu where you can enter a new name.

And that’s how you do it!

If for some reason, you cannot rename a Bluetooth device on your tablet, try to remove or forget the Bluetooth device, reboot your tablet and then add the device again.

If you see any error pop-up, read and review the details to find out what went wrong and what to do in order to fix it. 

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting videos on different mobile devices, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime.

Hope this helps!


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