How to Change Mac Computer Name

Changing Mac computer name is important and it must be something meaningful specially when you are on a network and how others will find you on that network . Most of you guys may already know how to change Mac system name but this is for those who don’t know that follow this step by step guide to change its name easily.

Step 1

Click Apple logo and select System Preferences



Step 2

In Internet & Network click on Sharing option


Step 3

Here you’ll find the Computer Name, click on Edit button to change computer name


Step 4

Here type new computer name and click OK button


Step 5

Now, your computer name has been changed


9 comments… add one
Susen August 4, 2009, 3:28 pm

Thanks, now i have proper mac computer name on my network

Fotomia September 13, 2009, 7:06 am

Thank you very much. I bought mac computer and had some annoying mac computer name, i have successfully change my mac name.

deado September 14, 2009, 7:17 pm

Is there any way to change mac name from mac terminal?

stancascula September 15, 2009, 8:25 pm

Now Mac with my name, Thanks for help

Shiny August 5, 2010, 12:49 am

I am using Mac snow leopard and its very easy and useful.

orceagoda September 17, 2009, 8:12 am

Any specific reason to change mac name?

Hawa September 17, 2009, 8:18 pm

Shows your ownership

Edwardo October 20, 2009, 4:19 pm

I didn’t know before reading this article that how can i change my mac name

Marri December 24, 2009, 7:49 am

wish to see more on Mac

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