How to change the name of an iOS app

In new versions of Xcode, to change the name of the project follow these simple (detailed as possible) steps:

Note: In this example I’ll change a hypothetical “Sample” name to a “Test” one.

  1. Click twice slowly on the project root in the project navigator and then it becomes editable.enter image description here
  2. Rename the project.enter image description here
  3. After pressing ‘ENTER’ the assistant will suggest you to automatically change all project-name-related entries and will allow you to de-select some of them, if you want.enter image description here
  4. Press ‘RENAME’ and Xcode will do the rest. In the meanwhile Xcode may ask you about the option of making a snapshot of the project (it is very recommendable to do so).
  5. In addition to renaming the project, you may want to rename the scheme so that it matches your new project name.enter image description here
  6. Repeat similar steps like 1 and 2, and press OK.enter image description hereenter image description here
  7. That’s it.

Another scenario … The previous explanation was related to changing the project name, but chances are that you only need to change the display name that appears below the app icon in the home screen. These are the steps:

  1. In the “Supporting Files” group locate the info.plist (or related) file
  2. Locate the “Bundle display name” key and change the value to the new name.enter image description hereenter image description here
  3. Delete the “old” app from the simulator or any other testing device.
  4. Clean and Rebuild your app again.
  5. That’s it, you will now see the new app name in your home screen.


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