How to Rename Sound Devices on Windows 11 or 10?

When you have multiple audio devices connected to Windows, renaming them so you can identify each quickly might be something you want to do. It will suck when you select the wrong audio device to play a video offensive to others or play embarrassing music to the lousy sound device. You can save some embarrassment and rename your audio devices so you know each device attached to your computer.

Even Windows tries to display the name of the devices according to the manufacturer naming convention, and sometimes it’s hard to tell which device is which based on its name. So Windows allows users to rename devices attached to their computers with unique names. You can give each device a unique and descriptive title to tell it apart from the others.

This risewindows post will guide you on how to rename sound devices on Windows 11 or 10.

How to Change Audio Device Name on Windows 11?

To provide a unique name for your audio devices on a Windows 11 computer, do the following:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys from the keyboard.


Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the System category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, move to the right sidebar and click the Sound tab.

Step 4. Next, when you’re at the Sound settings page, under the “Output” section, select the sound or audio device you would like to rename. All audio devices connected to your computer (including Bluetooth speakers and headphones) will appear under the “Output” section.

You can also do the same for Input devices when you’re on the Sound page. Using a similar method, you can rename the devices under the “Input” section.

Step 5. After that, select the audio device that you want to rename.

Step 6. Now, click the Rename link under the device name.

Step 7. Then, type a unique name for the device, then click the Rename button to save.

So, you need to repeat the above steps for all audio or sound devices. The next time you want to use the output device, you can quickly find them by their names.

How to Rename Audio Device on Windows 10?

To change the name or rename Audio Device on your Windows 10 PC, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app.


Step 2. Now, hit the System category.

Step 3. Then, select the Sound tab under “System.”

Step 4. After that, under the “Output” section, under the right side pane, from the “Choose your output device” drop-down menu, select the speaker you want to rename.

Step 5. Then, click the link Device properties.

Step 6. So, type a new name for your audio device and click on the Rename button on the next page.

That’s it.

You need to repeat the steps above for all devices you want to rename.

How to Rename an Audio Device with Control Panel?

This method is applicable for both Windows 11 and 10. To rename a Sound device using Control Panel, do the following:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Control Panel.

Step 2. Now, select Hardware and Sound.


Step 3. Then, click on the Sound option.

Step 4. Next, when you complete the above steps, a Sound window will open. To rename a sound device, switch to the Playback tab and select the device in the list.

Step 5. So, click on the Properties button.

Step 6. Finally, switch to the General tab in the following dialog. Type a new name for your device and click Apply and then OK button.

That’s it for the article.

I hope it will be helpful to you.

Good luck, friends.

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