Changing Application Name on Home Screen

By default, the name of the application shown on the iPhone Home screen (below the icon) is the same as the project name. This will suffice in many cases, however, chances are the day will come when you’ll need to specify a different application name.

Changing the name is as simple as updating the Bundle Display Name in the info.plist file. By default this entry looks as follows:

Bundle Display Name: ${PRODUCT_NAME}

Simply replace the macro text with your preferred application name:

Bundle Display Name: Fubar

In my next post I’ll show you a trick to experiment with various names to see how they look on the Home screen, without having to go through the re-build, deploy cycle on your iPhone and/or the simulator.

  1. Quick answer and right to the point. I would otherwise have been searching forever to figure out how to do this!

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