Naming a Group Text on iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide


Ted Stinson

Group texts can be a fantastic way to stay connected with friends, family, or co-workers. But when everyone’s chiming in, it’s easy to lose track of which conversation is which. That’s where naming your group text on iPhone comes in handy. It’s a simple process that can save you from a lot of confusion. Ready to get started?

Step by Step Tutorial on Naming a Group Text on iPhone

Before we dive into the steps, it’s important to note that this feature is only available for iMessage groups, not SMS/MMS group texts. The steps below will help you give your group text a unique name that reflects its members or purpose.

Step 1: Open the group text

Open the group text you want to name by tapping on it in your Messages app.

This is pretty straightforward. Just find the group text on your iPhone and tap it to open the conversation.

Step 2: Tap the group icons at the top

Tap the small profile icons or the number of participants at the top of the screen.

This will open up the group’s details. You might see just a few icons if you have a small group or a number like ‘5 people’ for a larger group.

Step 3: Tap the info button

Once the group details are open, tap on the "info" button which looks like an ‘i’ in a circle.

The info button will take you to a screen where you can see all the members of the group, share your location, and more.

Step 4: Tap "Enter a Group Name"

Under the group icons and names, you’ll see a field that says "Enter a Group Name". Tap this field.

This is where you’ll actually type in the name you’ve chosen for your group text.

Step 5: Type in your group name

Use the keyboard to type in the name you want for your group text.

Keep it fun, relevant, and appropriate for all members. Once you’ve typed it in, the name will be visible at the top of your group text.

Step 6: Tap "Done"

Once you’ve entered the name, tap "Done" on your keyboard to save it.

And just like that, you’ve named your group text. The name will now appear at the top of the messages screen whenever you’re in this group text.

After you’ve named your group text, all members of the group will see the new name at the top of their screen when they’re in the conversation. It’s a great way to quickly identify which group text you’re in, especially if you’re part of multiple group texts.

Tips for Naming a Group Text on iPhone

  • Keep it short and sweet. Long names can be hard to read at a glance.
  • Make sure the name is relevant to the group’s purpose or its members.
  • Be mindful of the group members’ tastes and preferences before settling on a name.
  • Consider using inside jokes or nicknames that the group will appreciate.
  • Avoid using special characters or emojis, as not all members may see them the same way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change the name of a group text after I’ve set it?

Yes, you can change the name of a group text by following the same steps used to name it in the first place.

What if I can’t see the option to name a group text?

This feature is only available for iMessage groups. If you’re trying to name an SMS/MMS group text, the option won’t be available.

Does naming a group text notify the other members?

Yes, when you name a group text, the other members will see a notification in the conversation stating that you named the group.

Can anyone in the group text change the name?

Yes, any member of the iMessage group can change the name of the group text.

What happens if two people try to change the group name at the same time?

The last person to hit "Done" will have their chosen name saved as the group text name.


  1. Open the group text.
  2. Tap the group icons at the top.
  3. Tap the info button.
  4. Tap "Enter a Group Name".
  5. Type in your group name.
  6. Tap "Done".


Naming a group text on your iPhone is a simple yet effective way to keep your conversations organized. Whether you’re part of a family group, a friend circle, or a work team, a distinctive name can save you time and prevent mix-ups. Remember, the name you choose can set the tone for the group chat, so make it count! And if you ever need to change it, it’s just as easy as setting it up. So go ahead, give your group text a name that pops, and enjoy a more personalized messaging experience on your iPhone.