Updating capacitor project name

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Using Capacitor, how do I change the name of my project with out getting error App.xcodeproject does not exist?

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When adding capacitor to a project, you can change the name by setting the appName key in the capacitor.config.json

  "appId": "io.ionic.starter",
  "appName": "MyApp",
  "bundledWebRuntime": false,
  "npmClient": "npm",
  "webDir": "www",
  "plugins": {
    "SplashScreen": {
      "launchShowDuration": 0
  "cordova": {}

When you create the iOS project, this will update the setting in xcode

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SO while project and target say “App”

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Those aren’t really relevant here. When we build and deploy to a device, we’ll have the “MyApp” name being used.

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