How to Change the Name on Emails You Send in iOS 9

When you send emails to other people, there is a name that is displayed in their inbox that identifies you as the sender of that email. While this is often your first and last name (as of when you first set up the account) you might change your name, choose to go by a different name, or elect to use your company name instead of your individual name.

Fortunately you can change the name on emails that you send in iOS 9 by following just a few steps. Our guide below will show you how.


Changing the Sender Name on Emails in iOS 9

Device used: iPhone 6 Plus

Software version: iOS 9.2

These steps will show you how to change the sender name for one email account on your iPhone. If you have multiple email accounts on your iPhone, then you will need to repeat these steps for each different account.

Here is how to change the name on emails that you send in iOS 9 –

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.
  3. Select the email account that you want to change.
  4. Tap the Account button at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap inside the Name field, then replace the existing name with the new name. Tap the Done button when you are finished.


If you need additional help, these same steps are shown below with pictures –

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open settings app



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.

open mail, contacts, calendars menu



Step 3: Select the email account for which you wish to change the sender name.

select an email account



Step 4: Tap the Account button at the top of the screen.

tap the account button



Step 5: Tap inside the Name field, delete the existing name, enter the new name, then tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen to save the changes.

change the name on email you send in ios 9



Note that this will only change the name that is displayed on emails that you send from your iPhone, through the Mail app. The sender name will not be changed on other devices, or when you sign into your email account through a web browser.


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