Device name resets to default

Changing the device name is reset after leaving the settings menu.


  1. Settings > About the phone > Device name
  2. Change name and confirm
  3. Confirm warning about the name being visible for other devices
  4. Back in ‘About the phone’ menu

At this point the changed name is visible, but going back to the Settings resets the device name. Restarting the device doesn’t do anything, nor does switching off the device and starting it up.

Is there a way to set my device name to something I want?

Device: Fairphone 3+
Android version: 10

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Same issue here, on FP3 Android 10 /e/ 0.17

Maybe it will be fix in future updates…

Aye. Same here. Annoying when managing a fleet.