How do I change the name of my Apple wireless keyboard?

In the file menu it's listed as someone else's. Don't know how it happened but I want to change it.


Try this

System Preferences, Keyboard and Mouse, Bluetooth Tab, Change the keyboards name to something else (can't leave blank)


  • In newer OSX's it is SystemPreferences/Bluetooth, select the device, then lick the setting "wheel" at the bottom, which has a Rename option. – J P Feb 27 '13 at 8:18

System Preferences > Bluetooth. Find your keyboard device in the left pane, select it, then the little button with gear icon opens a menu with a Rename option.


The other answers don't work for me in High Sierra. In High Sierra the trick is to Ctrl click the device in the list.

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