There are a few examples when you may need to rename your Apple Wireless pointing devices like mouse, keyboard or trackpad. Whether you’re selling one of the devices or you simply don’t like that old name any more, we’ve got a workaround.

Indeed, it’s all done within the System Preferences and the Bluetooth option, but, since most people ask about how to rename their Apple Magic Mouse, we’ll take that as an example and continue.

How to Rename Apple Magic Mouse on Mac OS X

How to Rename Apple Magic Mouse on Mac OS X

Before proceeding, make sure that the wireless device you intend to rename is connected with your Mac. If ready, follow these easy steps and we’ll get the job done for you.

Step #1. From the Apple menu, click on System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in MacStep #2. From there, navigate to Mouse and click Set Up Bluetooth Mouse.

Click on Mouse in Mac OS X System PreferencesClick on Setup Wireless Mouse in Mac OS X System PreferencesStep #3. From the list of your connected device, right click the device you’d like to rename. In our case, its mouse.

Select Device You Want to RenameStep #4. Choose Rename from the pop-up that appears.

Rename Mouse on Mac OS X YosemiteStep #5. Enter a new name (it cannot be blank) and click Rename again to save.

Renaming Devices on Mac OS XYou can likewise navigate to these settings by clicking on the Bluetooth Icon in the Menu Bar and then opening up Bluetooth Preferences. Alternatively, you can select Bluetooth from the System Preferences.

And before you use that very mouse to read some other awesome posts on iGeeksBlog, here’s a tip:

If you are selling the device, I advise you to rename the device to Apple Wireless Device. You can remove it from your computer by right clicking on the device’s new name and choosing Remove.