How can I change the name of my iPhone hotspot?

Can I customize the Wi-Fi hotspot on iPhone? How do I change my AirDrop name?

Personal Hotspot iOS

By default the name of your Personal Hotspot matches the name of your iPhone. Usually this is set by iOS to be simply the name associated with your Apple ID. For example, when Bob connects to his Wi-Fi hotspot it appears as "Bob's iPhone".

If you are interested in changing the hotspot name, you must change the name of your iPhone. This can help distinguish your device from others in the area, or an iPhone that has a generic name.

Follow these steps to change your iPhone name and how the Personal Hotspot is labeled:
  1. Navigate to Settings -> General -> About
  2. Tap Name
  3. Enter a name then tap Done

Now every time you connect to your iPhone via Personal Hotspot or AirDrop, the revised name appears.