How To Change Icon Names On Android Homescreen

By Gizbot Bureau

Android has been at the forefront of mobile operating systems. When compared to other operating systems for mobile, Android presents its user's customization options with great features. Android is recognized for providing its user's endless features for customization.

How To Change Icon Names On Android Homescreen


If you are an Android user, you will be very familiar that whenever a new app is installed, the OS of the mobile creates a new icon for the app. It is automatically created with the default icon and name on the home screen. App icons play a very important role to get it quick entry to the app. But can anyone change the icon names or the app icon?

Well, yes. It is viable to change the icon's names on the home screen of Android phones. But this can be possible only with the help of other apps. This article will guide you to the simplest and the easiest way to change the names of icons on Android phones.

The following are known to be the best method to change the icons without going in-depth.

1. Using Quick Shortcut Maker

As the name suggests, QuickShortcutMaker helps the users to create a shortcut for the installed apps on the computer. The best part about the app is that the users are given the freedom to create home screen shortcuts with custom names and icons. Let's take a look at the simple process.

• Firstly, download the Quick Shortcut Maker on your android phone.

• Once it is installed, you can see the app lists that are being installed on your phone.

• Now tap on the app that you want to change the name.

• The information of the app will be shown on your device and you will be given an option stating, Change the Label.

• After that, a pop-up will appear on your screen and you will have to fill your desired name for the app. Then click OK.


• Now a Create Option will be seen on your device to create an app shortcut. Once done, the ranking must be set to show the app in the app drawer.

The process is completed and now you have your app with your desired name on your device's home screen.

2. Using Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher is a perfect performance-driven and highly customizable launcher. It offers its users many features that allow the users for icon customization where they can edit the icon's names. Let's take a look at the process.

• Download Nova Launcher

• A screen will appear where you will be shown Select Backup. To continue, the Next button must be tapped.

• You will be requested for the preset to be chosen. Select the option, Dark or Light theme to proceed.

• You will be then asked to choose the style of the drawer. Select accordingly and proceed.

• After the Nova Launcher is fixed on your Android phone, proceed to the home screen. From there select the icon in which you want to change the name and press long on it.

• You will be shown three options Remove, Edit and App Info. To continue the process, the Edit must be tapped.

• You will be requested to change the icon name. Select your desired name.

It's done. You have successfully changed the Icon name in another simple process. There are many more apps to change the Icon name out of which, the above two is known to be the simplest one.

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