HOW TO CHANGE THE LABEL OR APP NAME IN ANDROID IN 2021?

INTRODUCTION

The label or app name is the name which you see below the ICONS of the different applications which you are using in your android phones.

Previously , the changing the name or label or app name , whatever you call it, needed many operations such as downloading some application which will update the name for you.

You must have felt that it is always the best experience when we have the SYSTEM FUNCTIONS performing any task for us. For example, the best call recording is done by the option available in the system. No other application can replace this.

Similar is the case for the change in the application name.

But, with the development in Android , they are always giving more and more customization options for the users.

So, in this article we will learn the way to change the label or app name in Android without installing any of the additional application.

WHY TO CHANGE THE APPLICATION NAME IN ANDROID?

It is a matter of choice.

But even then we have enlisted a few situations when you might want to change the name of the applications in android.

  • You just want a different name.
  • You want to recognize the application with some better name or which appeals you.
  • There are two or more applications with almost same names and you want to make some difference so that you are not getting confused.
  • You want to use some short forms for the apps in android such as FB for Facebook.

And there can be many other reasons.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO CHANGE THE APP NAME IN ANDROID

There are different ways to change the app name in Android. These are

  1. Using the Built in function. – If present, changing app’s name becomes a child’s play.
  2. Using the applications – Easy too, but need to get an application from the play store.

HOW TO CHANGE THE APPLICATION NAME IN ANDROID USING BUILT IN FUNCTIONS ?

Some brands such as ONEPLUS are tweaking the android to provide you the direct access to change the name of the application in Android directly.

The first option is to check whether your device has this functionality or not.

So, let us get on to the main point, the way to change the application name in android.

FOLLOW THE STEPS TO CHANGE THE LABEL OF THE APPLICATION IN ANDROID.

  • Open the application browser by touching the HOME BUTTON or MENU BUTTON.
  • Simply long press the icon which you want to rename.
  • A small option list will pop up as shown in the picture below.
  • Choose RENAME.
  • The field will appear.
  • Enter the name of your choice.
  • The name has been changed.

By far, if you have the option, this is the best option available to change the name of the applications.

But, if your phone doesn’t have provide you this easy to use feature, we still have the way to change the labels or names of the apps in our mobile phone.

But , of course, we need to use some application for that.

We searched out an easy to use application for you.

HOW TO CHANGE THE APPLICATION LABEL OR NAME USING APP

So, you must have tried finding any application for this job but could have found all the SHORTCUT MAKERS.

The shortcut maker applications are the ones which create the shortcuts for the application and ofcourse, they let you change the NAME [ SHORTCUT NAME ONLY ] and icon too. But the actual name of the application remains the same.

So, we found out the way by which you can change the real label or name of the application , doesn’t matter shortcut or not.

The name of the application is NOVALAUNCHER.

A LAUNCHER APPLICATION IS A CUSTOMIZATION APPLICATION WHICH CHANGES THE COMPLETE LOOK AND FEEL OF THE MOBILE PHONE ENVIRONMENT SUCH AS ICONS, THE TRANSITIONS, ANIMATIONS, THE WAY YOUR PHONE LOOKS AND FEELS. [ ONLY VISUAL PORTION, NO TOUCHING OF THE BACKGROUND WORKING OF THE APPLICATIONS OR SYSTEM ]

So, to change the application label or name, when your phone brand is not offering you the direct solution for the renaming of the application,

FOLLOW THE STEPS

  • The icon and look of the application is shown in the picture below.
  • Check the name properly and the owner of the application to avoid any wrong application download.

NOVA LAUNCHER APPLICATION SCREEN

  • Click Install and install the NOVA LAUNCHER.
  • Go to the APPLICATION BROWSER of your android phone and locate NOVA LAUNCHER.
  • Touch NOVA LAUNCHER to launch the application.
  • The application will open and show the different options.
  • Choose the theme from the given options.

CHOOSE THEMES OR YOU CAN GO WITH THE DEFAULT
  • Choose from the options like ICON STYLE, and keep scrolling down.
CHOOSE ICON STYLE
  • At the bottom, click TICK MARK to finalize.
CHOOSE ADDITIONAL ACTIONS

  • You have applied the NOVA LAUNCHER to your device.
  • Now, touch HOME BUTTON [ center button in the standard three buttons at the bottom of the screen ].

  • The system will ask you to choose from the device default launcher and NOVA LAUNCHER.
  • Choose NOVA LAUNCHER.
  • The look and feel of the phone will change to the NOVA LAUNCHER.

CHANGE THE APP NAME USING NOVA LAUNCHER

After we have started using NOVA LAUNCHER, follow the given steps to rename the app.

  • Simply long press the icon which you want to rename.
  • A small option list will pop up as shown in the picture below.
  • Choose EDIT.
CHOOSE EDIT
  • The field will appear.
EDIT THE APP NAME

  • Enter the name of your choice. We simply removed the 1st word from the complete name.
DESIRED NAME
  • The name has been changed.
FINALLY CHANGED NAME

The name will remain the same even if you create a shortcut for the main screen or in the application browser.

HAS THE NAME OF THE APPLICATION REALLY CHANGED?

The name is nothing but a caption but it is specific to the look and feel of the device.

When you are using NOVA LAUNCHER as your main theme, the names of the applications will be as per the changes you made but if you change the look and feel by changing the launcher to the default [ of your device] , the names will change again to the original ones or the ones which you changed in the original theme.