I am not an expert in JIRA and I've stumbled upon a problem with tagging issues.

We are working on a mobile app and I was tagging the iOS App related issues with "iOS", and I've found out that my coworker is using the tag "IOS" (capital i). I try to correct those tags whenever I can but I was wondering if there is a way to create a tag synonym (similar to here on Stack Exchange) where "IOS" will also be considered as "iOS"?

  • Why don't you use the component field instead of a label ? seems like a better fit.
    – Idan
    Commented Jul 31, 2017 at 18:20

3 Answers 3


Not quite what you were asking for, but one approach would be:

  1. Do a JQL search for all issues having the IOS issue (labels = "IOS")
  2. Go to Tools->Bulk Change->All {#} issues
  3. Select all issues->Next
  4. Choose 'Edit Issues'->Next
  5. Select Change Labels->Add to Existing->"iOS"->Next
  6. Confirm.
  7. Repeat steps 1-4
  8. Select Change Labels->Find and Remove These->"IOS"->Next
  9. Confirm.
  10. Tell your co-worker to stop using IOS and use iOS instead.

Not 100% since I haven't tried it, but it should work.

  • This definitely should work, and I'll try it now. but in the meantime, I'm really investigating ways to automatically map one tag to other, if possible. Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 19:04

You could always write a JQL to lowercase all tag names (I thought they were case insensitive--shows how little I know) and then all tags that are otherwise the same, but for case, will be rendered the same. Long live "ios" ;-).


Labels (or tags) in many systems (blogs, StackExchange too I suppose) are meant to be in loose form, user-generated rather than administrated.

Perhaps you should try using Components in JIRA instead to get back more control over it?

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