How to Rename Mac: Find your Mac on local network easily

AirDrop requires you to select your Mac's name. Rename your Mac to find it quickly over the network for AirDrop. This quick guide here will get you started swiftly.

The other day I was writing a post, and my colleague tried sending me a few screenshots through AirDrop. All of them were alerted on my other colleagues’ Mac. The only reason was that we all use the same Mac name in office. Writing about Apple all the time, it was a little embarrassing not to use products efficiently. Don’t be like me, rename your Mac to find it easily on the local network or when you use Find My iPhone option in iCloud.

If you already know how to do it, spread the knowledge with your other Mac users. If you don’t know how to do it, that’s what I am here for. Stay with me through this guide and rename your Mac easily.

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How to Change Name of Mac

Step #1. Open System Preferences by clicking the Apple Logo on the top-left side of your Mac’s status bar.

Open System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Now click on Sharing.

Click on Sharing in Mac System Preferences

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Step #3. All you need to do now is to enter a name for your Mac in the text-field that reads Computer Name.

Change Mac NameRename Mac

There’s no done or save option in this window. Just close it and you are done.

Ask your colleague or send yourself a file using AirDrop and you’ll notice your Mac name is changed.

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Wrapping up…

After sharing this word with my colleagues, I was able to pull out their creativity. I saw some weird Mac names on the network. Whatever may be the reason for you to name your Mac, this guide will certainly come in handy.

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What did you name your Mac following this guide? Share it with fellow users by commenting below. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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