Support Changing the name on the Galaxy note

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  1. jonboy1

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    Hi All

    I've been trying to work out how i can change the name of my Galaxy note, as it appears in the router settings when im connected to the net.

    I've gone through the setting but can't find a setting to change the device name.

    is it possible?

    Thanks for any help.
     

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  2. Stepheninkent

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    Try Settings, lock screen, and then owner information
     
  3. jonboy1

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    Thanks for the reply Stepheninkent

    I've had a look but that's not it.

    It's the name of the device as it appears in the internet router settings showing whose online when i connect to the web.
    The name of the device at the moment is Android with a few numbers, it's that what i'd like to change.
     
  4. tastycaramel

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    Go to "About Phone" and then device name. :D
     
  5. today

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    Settings>more settings>nearby devices>device name. It will let you change it there.
     
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  6. tastycaramel

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    I think OP is not referring to the bluetooth name.
     
  7. jonboy1

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    Hi, thanks for the replies.

    I've had a look at both suggestions.

    @tasteycaramel

    I've had a look at "about device" but there's nothing in there that says device name?

    @Today

    It looks like that is to change the bluetooth name , think I tried that but it was just for bluetooth.

    Thanks again for the suggestions. :)
     
  8. tastycaramel

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    Last time in my old Galaxy Note, it also works the same way :D
     
  9. Szadzik

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    I think you are not talking about Note 10.1 as thatt device has no such field as Device Name under 'About Device'.
     

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  10. tastycaramel

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    Have you gone under "Status"?
     
  11. NeoGrandizer

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    There's no way to change the device ID. I tried and even went into Wi-Fi settings to change the Share name without success. I am thinking it might be hard coded in the device.
     
  12. tastycaramel

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    Oh if you are talking about the name that appears in the internet router, I think you probabky can't change that. The internet router should show up as your device model number if I am not wrong.
     
  13. NeoGrandizer

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    No it doesn't. It shows as Android-xxxxx... (x's being a list of letters and numbers). This is across all android devices (Galaxy Note 2s, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Asus TF-101).

    So it's probably hard coded?
     
  14. tastycaramel

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    If it shows as Android-xxxx, isn't that the default name for the portable hotspot?
     
  15. NeoGrandizer

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    Actually, I think it's the default device ID. There's no way of changing this ID anywhere in the settings.even in the Note 2 and TF-101. This ID is broadcasted to the router.
     
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  16. tastycaramel

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    Not too sure about it. Probably that is the unique deivce id.
     
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  17. jonboy1

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    Yep, that's what it says at the moment, Android -xxxxx,

    Oh well at least i know now.

    Thanks for all the help :)
     
  18. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

    Sure :D
     
  19. kenandehart

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    Thanks. This helped me.
     
  20. today

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    It probably isn't right but here's what I've found. Settings>wifi >wifi direct>options (far upper right) >rename device? Just trying.
     
  21. NeoGrandizer

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    Unfortunately, no, this doesn't work. I've already tried it. Nice try though. :)
     
  22. aeri

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    Hi, you can try:

    wifi >wifi direct

    then click the Menu button on your phone. The button on the left corner of the phone that is outside the screen.

    then choose Rename Device,

    that should do it for you.
     
  23. EdSurrey

    EdSurrey New Member
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    Isn’t it just a matter of clicking on the name within the router settings (192.168.n.n), not as others have suggested on the Note itself?
     
  24. raeraemo

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    What another user posted (quoted above) did work for me on my Note 8.0 tablet. I had to click a little bit differently though...

    Settings
    Under Wireless and Network, touch fan next Wi-Fi (so you don't turn off Wi-Fi)
    At top bar, touch Wi-Fi Direct
    You will now see your device name in the right side (Android-XXXXX....)
    Bring up the menu (not really sure what this is called...this is my first android...On mine I touch the menu "button" next to the only real button at the bottom of the tablet just below the device's screen)
    Touch Rename device

    And there you have it...hope this helps!! :0)
     
  25. jimbro

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    I have the Home Hub 3 and you can change the names of the connected devices in the router when I log on to it in the router settings page
     

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