How to Change your apps Name

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by hoosierfan24, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. hoosierfan24 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2009
    Hello I finished my app now and I want to to change the name of the app from the name i originally started with I changed the name of the xcode project but the app name below its picture in the iphone simulator is still the same as it was before and when i changed something in the info.plst file there was no title below the app so does anyone know how to change the name of the app so it appears with its new name below its logo?
  2. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2009
    Des Moines, WA
    In Xcode double-click the Target.

    Select the "Build" tab

    Perhaps select "All Configurations" from the "Configuration" pop-up

    Search for the "Product Name" field and change it as desired.
  3. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    There are at least 8 places to put an app name:

    project name
    target name
    product file name
    name in the source code comments
    name(s) you put on the app's splash screen, help dialog, etc.
    as part of the reverse URL app ID
    bundle display name
    App store name

    I've seen apps where all of these are completely different.
  4. sergio27 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2008
    There is a "Bundle display name" property in Info.plist. That's the name that will appear below the application icon.
  5. hoosierfan24 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2009
    Ok So I changed it under the product name location to what I want it to be called but it didnt update in the iphone simulator, will it update on its own time ?
  6. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    The product name will only change the binary name. You need to change the bundle display name in the plist.
  7. hoosierfan24 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2009
  8. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Even if the bundle display name is ${PRODUCT_NAME}?
  9. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2009

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