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Dee Greene
Dee Greene
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How can you change an app's name?

How can you change the app name once it is already created and deployed on a device?

2 Answers

Jo Albright
Jo Albright
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You cannot change it on the device directly. You will need to go back into Xcode, go to the Project -> Info page and change the Bundle Name to the new name that you want it to be. Then redeploy it to your device (or submit it to the app store).

Dee Greene
Dee Greene
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Thank you so much. Been trying to figure this out. Kept renaming the files and that was only messing up the project lol Thanks again!

Jo Albright
Jo Albright
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Glad to help. And I understand the pain, remember renaming the project and the issues that came with it.

Dee Greene
Dee Greene
8,508 Points

Would you change the project name and the folder names as well so that it is consistent with the bundle name? (That way for future reference you know where to look)

Jo Albright
Jo Albright
5,199 Points

I normally never touch the project name once I create it (it is too much of a hassle, so I normally name them vague things like "compass" then later the app name might be something weird like "Needle"... but the folder will still be "compass" and easy to remember what the app is). Also, don't put spaces in the project name... you may go insane dealing with ghost errors.