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How to Change Your App Store Review Name (to Prevent Identity Theft and Harassment)

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Leaving a comment or review on the App Store is a great way to share your thoughts and experiences with other users.

However, sometimes, the nickname displayed alongside your review might not be what you want it to be.

And some people have unfortunately used their real name, which is a big no-no if you’re concerned about your online privacy and security

Fortunately, changing the name you use to leave reviews on Apple’s App Store is quick and easy, provided you know the steps. Here’s how you can do it.

Note: Currently, you can only change your App Store review name using a computer (Mac or Windows PC). Apple doesn’t allow changes directly on your iPhone.

Changing Your App Store Review Name on a Mac

Follow these steps to change your nickname on the App Store using a Mac.

1. Launch the App Store on your Mac.

Mac App Store app

2. Click on your name at the bottom of the sidebar on the left-hand side of the App Store window.

App Store Account Name

3. You might need to sign in with your Apple ID. If prompted, do so.

Sign in on App Store

4. Once in your account, click “Account Settings” from the upper-right corner of the account page.

App Store account settings

5. Scroll down to the “Manage” section. Here, you’ll find your current nickname displayed. Click on the “Edit Nickname” button next to your nickname.

Edit App Store nickname

6. Enter your desired nickname and click “Submit” to save the changes.

Changing App Store nickname

Your nickname will now be updated and appear differently when you leave comments or reviews on apps in the App Store.

Bottom Line

Keep in mind that Apple doesn’t offer true anonymity for reviews. While you can use a nickname, it’s still connected to your Apple ID.

So, be mindful of the type of comments you leave in the App Store. Avoid profanity, threats, or other offensive language you wouldn’t want associated with your name.

If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below.

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Herby has a healthy obsession with all things technology, especially smartphones. He loves to rip things apart to see how they work. He is responsible for the editorial direction, strategy, and growth of Gotechtor.

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