The first information Google asks you when you create your Google Account is your first name and your last name. And after that, it prompts you to choose your username.
It is easy to change your Google name easily which is your first name and your last and even middle name. But it not possible to change your username if it is registered with your Gmail Id.
If you want to choose another username for your Gmail account then you will have to create a new Google account with a fresh username.
Having your correct name updated with your Google account is very important. Your Google name is your digital identification online. And having it updated for a profession or personal use is always a good idea.
People can find you with your correct username easily. Moreover, there are many other services linked with your Google Account. So updating or changing your username on Google will automatically update it on other sites as well.
Therefore you will not have to do the extra effort of changing your username individually for all the services.
Google has a huge number of products and services available. Some of them are very famous services that you might be aware of such as, Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Google Photos, Calendar, Docs, Drive, etc.
Like these, there are many other services which we make use of in our day to day life. This article is a step by step guide on how to change your Google name easily.
But before this, you can also check out our guide on “How to Remove YouTube Profile Picture“.
A Complete Guide on How to Change your Google Name
Note. It is important to note that if your account is less than two weeks old then you cannot change your name more than 3 times in one minute. Although this drawback does not implement to accounts that are older than 2 weeks or more.
We have listed below three different ways based on the device you use on how to change your Google name. The first one is for Android users, the second one is for computer users and the last one is for iPhone and iPad users.
Steps on how to change your Google name on Android devices
This applies to all Android devices and Tablets.
1. Go to “Settings”
Click on the Settings icon on the Homescreen of your Android device or Tablet.
2. Choose “Accounts & Sync” and then click on Google
Scroll down the Setting page and click on “Accounts & Sync”. In the Accounts & Sync page, you will find Google on the second option. Click on Google.
3. Click on “Manage your Google Account”
Choose the Manage your Google Account option and click on it. It will redirect you to your Google Account.
4. Choose “Personal Info” and then “NAME”
Click on the Personal Info option which is right next to the Home. Under the personal info, you will find “NAME”. Click on the arrow right next to the name.
5. Change the name and save the changes
Click on the pencil icon right next to the name. Edit the first or the last name. Click on “Done” on the bottom to save all the changes.
In this way, you can change your Google name from any Android device.
Steps on how to change your Google name on Computer
1. Open your Web browser and sign in to Google account
On your computer open the web browser and visit myaccount.google.com. If you are not already logged in to your account then sign in to your account. You will need your email id or username and password to sign in to your account.
2. Choose “Personal Info”
Click on the “Personal Info” option located on the top left corner of your Google account under the “Home”.
3. Choose your Name to edit
In the Personal Info page, you will all the information related to your personal data. Under your profile picture, you will find your name and an arrow right next to it. You can click on the arrow right next to your Name to edit your name.
4. Click on the Pencil Icon to change Google name
Click on the pencil icon next to your google name. It will open a small window where you can edit both first name and last name individually.
5. Choose “Done” to confirm the changes
Click on the first name or the last name to make changes. After you have edited your google name click on “Done” at the bottom of the small window and confirm your changes.
Steps on how to change your Google name on iPhone and iPad
1. Open “Gmail App”
You can access Gmail by clicking on the Gmail app installed on your iPhone or iPad. Or if you do not have it installed you can go to the web browser on your iPhone and access myaccount.google.com.
2. Choose “Menu” from the Gmail App
Click on the three parallel lines which stand for Menu. It is located on the top left corner of the Gmail App.
3. Click on “Settings”
Scroll down to the gear icon located alongside Settings at the bottom of the menu bar. Open the “Settings”.
4. Choose your email address linked to the account
Click on the email address that is related to your Google account for which you want to change the name.
5. Click on “Manage your Google Account”
As you choose your email the first open on the screen will be “Manage your Google Account”. Click on it. Your Google Account will open.
6. Choose “Personal Info” and click on Name
Click on Personal Info located on the top screen on your Google Account. As the personal Info page opens it displays all the information related to your account. Click on the arrow right next to your “NAME”.
7. Change your Google Name and choose “Done”
Click on the pencil icon right next to the name. Another window will open. Edit first name or last name. Then click on “Done” located at the bottom of the screen.
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