How to rename your Magic Mouse in OS X

This question gets asked a lot: How do I rename my bluetooth Magic Mouse (and other bluetooth devices) in Mac OS X? It’s actually quite simple, just not immediately apparent. When you first set up your bluetooth device it will typically use your name as the identifier, for example: John Doe’s Magic Mouse. Some people for privacy reasons need to change this, others want to change the name just for fun.

Renaming your Bluetooth Devices

  1. Go to System Preferences, then Mouse
  2. In the lower right, click Set Up Bluetooth Mouse
  3. A list of your connected devices appears, right click the name of the device you’d like to change
  4. Click Rename and enter a new name of your choice, then click Rename again to finalize

Note: There are two other ways to get to these settings:

– Click on the Bluetooth Icon in the Menu Bar, then Open Bluetooth Preferences
– Click on System Preferences, then Bluetooth