Quick tips to show you how to rename any file in Android in a few seconds.
We all know how easy it is to manage and rename files on our desktop or laptop computers. However, doing it on our Android phone may turn out a bit tricky (especially if you are a new Android user).
Fortunately, there are tons of apps that let us do almost anything we like with our smartphones.
The easiest and quickest way is to install and use a file manager app. In this short tutorial I will show you how to rename a file in Android with the use of the File Commander app or your desktop or laptop computer.
There are really hundreds of file managers available on Google Play once you type “file manager” in the search bar
It’s totally up to you which one you will choose. I recommend using one of the below:
I use File Commander – File Manager simply because I had this app preinstalled on my Sony Xperia Z5 (from which most of screenshots for my tutorials come). I also used Total Commander and ES File Explorer on different Android phones I once had (there were really a lot of them) and really liked these apps.
All of the above four apps are equally great, so it’s best to install two or three of them and choose the one you like the most. Each one has a bit different interface but similar features and functions.
Let’s move to the practical part.
The example I show you below is with the use of File Commander – File Manager. Here is how you rename files in Android step by step.
Let’s say you want to rename a picture that is on internal storage. Navigate to the desired folder (Internal storage > DCIM >100ANDRO) and click on the three dots that appear next to the file size.
Choose rename, enter the new name of the file and click OK. That’s it.
You have just successfully renamed a file on your Android device.
You can also manage and browse files on your Android device once you connect it to your desktop or laptop computer. Let me show you how simple it is.
Let’s navigate to a file on the internal storage like we just did using File Commander – File Go to the exact same folder, that is, Internal storage > DCIM >100ANDRO.
Right-click on the file you want to rename (just like you would do on any file on your computer) and choose rename. You can also select the file and press F2 to enter the new name.
Type the new name and press ENTER. Done!