How to Batch Rename Files from your iPhone / iPad

iPad / iPhone Bulk Rename Tools

With our Advanced Bulk File Rename Features for iOS

Like all FileBrowser feature requests, when we were asked for bulk/batch rename we wanted to give you the tools for the job that give you power and flexibility on iOS. Let's show you how to rename multiple files on your iPad or iPhone using FileBrowser's Bulk rename tools.

Add Text

You can add text to the beginning or the end of all the files you selected. For example "Presentation_Filename.pdf" or "Filename_Presentation.pdf". See our Add Text guide.

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Add text to filenames in bulk using your iPad or iPhone

Find and Replace

Find and replace words within your file names. For example you could bulk rename all ".jpeg" files to ".jpg" files or replace "IMG_" as the prefix for all your files and change it to "DSC_".

This method would preserve existing image numbers in the filename. See our Find and Replace guide.

Find and replace words in filenames in bulk using your iPad or iPhone


Add an Index, a Counter or a Date before or after your existing filenames by leaving the Custom Format box empty. For example:

  • "IMG_0.jpg" Index
  • "IMG_0000.jpg" Counter
  • "IMG_2018-09-27 at 15.46.36.jpg" Date

If you use the Custom Format box, existing file names will be replaced with the text. For example if you want to rename all your photos that were previously something like this:

  • "IMG_0156.JPG"
  • "_DSC0267543.JPG"
  • "Family_Holiday_9342.JPG"

You can rename them all to be "Holiday_(date).JPG", replacing any names they previously had. See our rename files with date taken guide.

Change filename formats in bulk using iOS, such as dates or custom text and indexes


Add EXIF meta data to your filenames. For example:

  • "OriginalName-Model.jpg"
  • "IMG_FocalLength-ExposureTime-DDMMYYYY.jpg"

EXIF renaming is only available in FileBrowser Professional and FileBrowserGO. See our renaming files with EXIF properties guide.

Add EXIF data to your filenames in bulk using your iPad or iPhone

Note: Photos in the iOS Photo Library cannot be renamed due to an iOS limitation.


  • Can I bulk rename files using my iPad / iPhone?

    Yes, use FileBrowser's bulk rename tools to rename, find and replace, add dates, counters or even EXIF information to your files in bulk.
    (EXIF information is only available in FileBrowser Professional and FileBrowserGO).
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