How to Customize App Names on iPhone & iPad


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In the past, iOS has been less flexible than Android when it comes to user customization. However, with the latest iOS release, Apple device owners now have the ability to personalize their phone’s design without jailbreaking or relying on third-party apps. One of the new customization options allows users to rename app icons on their iPhone or iPad.

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To rename apps, follow these steps:

  • Open the Shortcuts app. If it’s not installed, you can download it from the App Store.
  • Tap on the “+” icon located in the upper right corner.
  • In the menu that appears, select “Add Action.”
  • Look for the “Apps” section and choose the app you want to rename from the list.
Shortcuts app

Within the opened settings menu, you have the option to modify both the app’s name and its icon.

  • Tap on “Settings” in the upper right corner (represented by a blue circle).
  • Select “Add to Home Screen.”
Add to Home Screen
  • To change the app’s icon, tap on it, then tap “Select Photo.”
  • Choose the desired photo or file from your phone’s gallery.
  • Rename the icon as desired.
  • Tap “Add.”
  • Remove the original app icon from your smartphone’s home screen.
  • Launch the app using the new icon you created.

This method of customizing your iPhone poses no security threats. However, there is one minor nuance: when opening an app with a customized icon, the Shortcuts app will briefly launch before opening the selected app.

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If you desire a complete smartphone redesign, you can find various icon sets and wallpapers online that adhere to a specific style. Simply download and install them on your device using the described method. Alternatively, if you can’t find suitable decorative elements, you have the option to create your own.

By following these steps, you can personalize the names and icons of your apps, giving your iPhone or iPad a unique touch

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