How Do I Change WiFi Direct Display Name on My Tablet?

How to Change Wi-Fi Direct Display Name?

In many latest smartphones or tablets, a new feature named WiFi Direct has been introduced. With the help of WiFi Direct, two devices can communicate to each other directly via WiFi network connection without having to have any WiFi router or wireless access point in between. With the help of WiFi Direct, the requirement of having Bluetooth is completely eliminated, and the entire data transmission takes place over the wireless network and the speed of WLAN.

WiFi Direct works exactly the way the Bluetooth technology works. Just like the Bluetooth’s display name is seen by the other devices that come within the range of the device on which Bluetooth has been enabled, the WiFi Direct display name of the device is also seen by the other devices that come within the range of the device on which the WiFi Direct has been enabled.

By default, the device specific name is set on the WiFi Direct display name. Many times this display name might not be very user-friendly and might also confuse other users while identifying the device to establish WiFi Direct connection.

Considering this, in order to resolve this naming issue, android OS allows the end users to rename the WiFi Direct display name for the device. With the help of this, the users can easily rename their devices to make them easily identifiable when they are searched by other devices that have WiFi Direct enabled.

Here is what you need to do to rename the WiFi Direct display name on your android device:
  1. ■Tap the app drawer icon from the home screen.
    ■From the displayed list, tap Settings.
    ■On the opened Settings window, from the left pane, tap the WiFi option.
    ■From the right pane, tap the WiFi Direct from the top right corner to enter into the WiFi Direct mode.
    ■From the top right corner in the right pane, tap the icon with four horizontal lines.
    ■From the displayed menu, tap the Rename device option.

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    ■On the displayed box, specify a new name for the device in the available field.
    ■Click OK when done.

You can rename the WiFi Direct name of the device to anything of your choice. Since the Bluetooth and WiFi Direct are different technologies, the names for the Bluetooth and WiFi Direct can be identical. However, many times users may want to choose different names for Bluetooth and WiFi Direct in order to avoid confusions while establishing the connections.
 
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