Xcode tip – rename

When you start developing an app, you don’t often know yet what the real name of your app will be, even you think you know. What do I mean by that?

Well, say you call your app TrainSleeper. You create the new app like this in Xcode and all is fine. Once you create the app in App Store Connect, it might shout at you that someone else owns this name and you cannot use it. You start searching for an app with this name in the store to see it, but it does not exist. This is because you can add an app with a certain name but never publish it. That name stays locked to the person who did this.

Anyway we need a lot of renaming during each development cycle, there is nothing to be ashamed about, it’s a very common task.

For this reason I added a keyboard shortcut to rename.

Give the rename menu function a shortcut.

Go to Settings with CMD + ,

Go to the Key Bindings tab

In filter type rename

In the key column after the rename word press all the keys you want, I selected;


Why so many keys? Well Xcode has many shortcuts, this avoids conflict with other shortcuts