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iPhone - too many in this household - what can i do, what can i do?
davidoflouisiana71037

My wife has an iPhone 8+, I got her old iPhone 7.  We made both of them hotspots.  PROBLEM:  when looking at the available networks, it only shows iPhone.  How do i change the name of the network to  iPhone7 and iPhone8+ ?

Thanks to the folks who know their stuff, I'll have my answer in no time!

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Re: iPhone - too many in this household - what can i do, what can i do?
vzw_customer_support
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Good morning, Davidoflouisiana71037. I hope your morning is going well. I would love to help on how to tell the difference of the networks. Each phone is named and can be changed when your hotspot is on. You can follow the directions below. 

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Then select General.
  3. Next, tap About.
  4. Then select Name.
  5. Next, tap the “x” in the text field to delete the current hotspot name.
  6. Finally, use the on-screen keyboard on your iPhone to enter a new hotspot name.

Does this help? 

-Amber

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Re: iPhone - too many in this household - what can i do, what can i do?
jav6
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@davidoflouisiana71037 wrote:

My wife has an iPhone 8+, I got her old iPhone 7.  We made both of them hotspots.  PROBLEM:  when looking at the available networks, it only shows iPhone.  How do i change the name of the network to  iPhone7 and iPhone8+ ?

Thanks to the folks who know their stuff, I'll have my answer in no time!


Have you posted this query on an iPhone Forum?  I expect there is one for iPhone users and others have had the same question.  I also assume you made the hotspots thru the phones' settings.

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...
Re: iPhone - too many in this household - what can i do, what can i do?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Good morning, Davidoflouisiana71037. I hope your morning is going well. I would love to help on how to tell the difference of the networks. Each phone is named and can be changed when your hotspot is on. You can follow the directions below. 

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Then select General.
  3. Next, tap About.
  4. Then select Name.
  5. Next, tap the “x” in the text field to delete the current hotspot name.
  6. Finally, use the on-screen keyboard on your iPhone to enter a new hotspot name.

Does this help? 

-Amber

Re: iPhone - too many in this household - what can i do, what can i do?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

 

-Amber

Re: iPhone - too many in this household - what can i do, what can i do?
davidoflouisiana71037

it worked exactly as written

the last instruction should be click DONE

 

You did an amazing job.  Dont know ya but i bet ya are one of those folks everybody loves, and tells you all the time what I am fixing to tell you, "Amber, You Are One in a Million!"

thanks for your correct answer

david

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Re: iPhone - too many in this household - what can i do, what can i do?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

We're so glad it worked for you. We're happy to help anytime. Have a great week! *Melissa

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