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How to Rename Apps on Android

The icons on the home screen of the Android smartphone are too small, making it difficult to find the app you are looking for. However, by changing the name and icon of the applications, they can be easily located on the home screen layout.

This guide will illustrate the different methods to rename the application on Android phones.

Methods to Rename Apps on Android?

We can rename apps on Android devices by applying different methods. The methods that we can apply are described below:

  1. Via Built-In Feature
  2. Via Third-Party App

Let’s elaborate on each method one by one:

Method 1: How to Rename App Using Built-In Feature on Android 

This procedure will work on certain smartphones depending on the software of the device. To edit the name of the application on an Android smartphone, there is a built-in feature on the software of the device. The steps to do this process are listed below:

Step 1: Choose the Application

First, unlock the smartphone and then find the app that we wanted to rename.

Step 2: Utilize Built-in Feature

Now, long-press the application icon until it vibrates, and then choose the “edit” option.

Step 3: Rename the Application

Here, enter the name new name of the application that we wanted to change and then choose the “Ok” option. 

Step 4: Confirmation

Now, we can see the name of the application has been replaced on the Android smartphone:

Step 5: Reset the Name of the Rename App (Optional)

If we wanted to get back the original name of the app that we have changed then simply, long-press the app and select the reset option. 

Note: If the smartphone does not have this built-in feature then we will utilize method 2 to rename the app on an Android smartphone.

Method 2: How to Rename App Using Third-Party Application on Android 

We can rename apps on Android phones by downloading different launchers application, however, we will download an application that will change the name along with the icon of the app. The X-Icon changer will allow us to rename and change the icon of the app on the Android smartphone. This application also has good rating reviews on the Plays Store. The step-by-step procedure for this procedure is explained below:

Step 1: Download the App on the Device

The X-Icon changer app is available on the Play Store. We can also download this app by tapping on this link.

Step 2: Select the App 

Now, open the X-icon changer application on the device and select the app that we wanted to rename.

Step 3: Rename and Change the Icon of the App

Here, Enter the new name of the app and also select the icon from the below list. After that, select the “OK” option:

Step 4: Verification

Now, we can see the name and icon of the application has been changed.

We have covered the possible methods to rename the application on an Android device.

Conclusion

To rename apps on Android, we will utilize two methods, the first one is using a “built-in feature” and the second one is by a “third-party” application. In the first method, we will long-press the app that we wanted to rename and then select the “Edit” option. Next, enter the new name of the app and select the ok option. In the second method, we will download the “X-icon changer” app on the device that will replace the name and icon of the installed apps. This tutorial has explained the two appropriate methods to rename apps on Android.

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