How To Rename Your Mac

By Dan Hinckley

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Every now and then when setting up a new Apple Computer the name given to the computer that is viewed over the network and for the computer itself isn’t exactly the way we’d like it to be. Fortunately, changing your computers name is quick and easy.

Steps to Rename Your Mac

To change the name of your computer on your Mac:

  1. Open System Preferences
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  3. Select Sharing under Internet & Network
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  5. Under Computer Name: Change the name to what ever you’d like to call your Mac
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Your computer should now appear as you’ve named it on your home network and when displayed internally on your computer. This should work with all types of Macs including iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini and Mac Pro.

About Dan Hinckley
Dan Hinckley is an experienced Mac user who converted to Apple products when they introduced them on Intel Processors. He loves helping others get more out of their devices! Subscribe to to get the latest from Dan and the Maciverse Team!! Find out more about Dan:

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