Guide: How to Rename Apple Time Capsule (macOS)

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In a world where we have iCloud and other cloud storage solutions, Apple’s Time Capsule can seem outdated but they can still be incredibly useful, especially if you want to avoid monthly cloud storage fees.

If you have an Apple Time Capsule and want to rename it, it’s easy even in macOS Sonoma 14.1 and beyond. This can all be done with the macOS AirPort Utility. Here’s what you need to do to rename your Time Capsule.

  1. On your Max, press ⌘ + Space
  2. Type Airport Utility and launch the AirPort Utility app.
  3. Click on the image of your Time Capsule, then on the right in a small font you will see “Edit”, click Edit.
  4. In the dialog box that opens you will see Base Station Name, enter a new name for your Apple Time Capsule.
  5. Click Update and and you’re done!

The AirPort Utility is useful to remember, it’s also where you can (if you click the Edit button) update your Internet Settings, rename the AirPort Network, Turn the AirPort Wireless On/Off, Change the Network Mode (Bridge), and also Erase the AirPort Disk.

I hope this helps someone else!

PS. If you want to edit the frequency of your Time Capsule backups, you do it in the Time Machine App.

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