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How to Rename Your Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, or Magic Trackpad in macOS Ventura

Did you know that you can rename your Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad? You can, and it’s easy in macOS Ventura. 

Your Mac gives your Magic accessories a default name the first time you pair them. You can rename it in the Bluetooth preferences. Here’s how:

  • First: Make sure the Magic Mouse, Keyboard, or Trackpad you’re wanting to rename are connected to your Mac.
  • Click the Apple menu and choose System Settings.
  • In System Settings, click the Bluetooth settings tab in the pane on the left side of the window.
  • Bluetooth settings will show all Bluetooth devices you have paired to your Mac, including your Magic accessories.
  • Find the Magic Keyboard, Mouse, or Trackpad you want to rename and click the info (i) button to the right of it.
Magic Keyboard > info
Magic Keyboard > info
  • Now select the name of your device in the window that pops up (the default on my system for my Magic Keyboard was “Magic Keyboard”) and rename it however you wish.
Select and rename
Select and rename
  • Click Done to save the changes.

You can follow the same procedure to rename your other Magic accessories.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis has over 40 years of journalism experience and has written hundreds of articles. For the past 20-plus years, he's been an online journalist, covering mainly Apple Inc. He's written for MacCentral, MacWorld, MacMinute, Macsimum News, Apple Daily Report, and is now contributing editor at Apple World Today.
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  • In Ventura 13.4.1 I had to hold down the “Option” while clicking on the info (i) button to be able to change the device name.