How to Change Font Style and Size on iPhone or iPad

11/12/2018 Posted by FoneGeek

Want to customize iPhone or iPad by changing the fonts on the device? For most people out there, finding ways on how to change iPhone fonts can be a hassle. Thankfully, there are some apps come out and help to change the font style on iPhone. In this post, we are going to teach you how to change font style as well as font size on iPhone/iPad without jailbreaking or with jailbreaking. Just keep reading and follow these useful methods to have a try. 

Part 1. System Fonts on Different iOS Versions

Before changing the fonts on your iPhone or iPad, first let me introduce the basics regards system fonts on various iOS versions over the years. Helvetica – this font is native to the earliest iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS. Older versions of iPhone like the iPhone 4 and later models used a revised font known as Helvetica Neue. While more recent iPhone models running iOS 7 or 8 use Helvetica Ultra-Light or Helvetica Light. Then, the font found on iOS 9 or later versions utilize a famous font similar to Helvetica, which Apple refer it as San Fransico. And now in iOS 11 and iOS 12, the system fonts is called SF Pro. 

So how can you change any of these system fonts on your iPhone or iPad? Just follow the instructions outlined below. 

Part 2. Change Font on iPhone without Jailbreaking

Basically, there is no way to change the iPhone system fonts without jailbreaking. But some apps can enable you to use different fonts on your iPhone or iPad. AnyFont is a paid app available on App Store and offers you unlimited access to various fonts. Though it is impossible to change the system font on your iPhone with AnyFont, you can add new fonts like .ttf, .ttc, or .otf to your iPhone which can then be used by Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Numbers, Keynot, Pages, and many other apps. You can get this app for $1.99 and then add fonts to your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X/8/7/6s, iPad Pro etc. 

Steps on how to change fonts on iPhone/iPad with AnyFont: 

  1. Download and install the AnyFont app from App Store. 
  2. AnyFont supports the most common font types like TTF, OTF or TCC. Just search for the font you like in search engine and several websites with free download will come up. 
  3. Download and add the font to the app. To do this, simply tap on the downloaded font and use the "Open in…" feature, then pick AnyFont as the destination. 
  4. Open AnyFont, you will see the new font on your fonts list. Tap on it to install the font. Please accept and confirm all the warning pages until you return to the app. 
  5. Finally, close the app and go check out your new added font in the compatible apps on your iPhone or iPad. 

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Part 3. Change Font Style on iPhone with BytaFont

As we have said above, if you want to change iPhone system font, you will need to jailbreak your iPhone. Please note that jailbreaking your iPhone can void your warrant and may result in data loss. So ensure to backup your iPhone contacts and other important data before jailbreaking. If you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone or iPad, then you can use BytaFont to change the system font. This free app comes with more than 50 fonts to choose from and awesome cool emoji font for iMessages, Kik, Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram etc. 

Steps on how to change system font style on iPhone with BytaFont:

  1. Open Cydia, earch for BytaFont and install it. If you are asked to respiring the device, just do it. Once the BytaFont is successfully installed on your device, you will see it on the springboard. 
  2. Open the BytaFont app and tap on "Browse Fonts" button from the bottom menu. Select the font you like and tap on "Download", you will be directed to the Cydia package of that font. Then simply tap on "Install". 
  3. To activate the downloaded font, close Cydia then open the BytaFont app again. The font will be available under the "Basic" tab from the bottom menu. Select the font and respire it when asked, then the new font will be displayed. 

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Part 4. Change Font Size on iPhone or iPad

Apple doesn't allow you to change system font style, but make it simple for you to change the font size on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can easily change the size of your font as needed in Mail, Contacts, Phone, Notes, and other applications that support Dynamic Type. 

To change the font size, follow the steps below:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size. 
  2. Simply drag the slide to increase or decrease the font size as you want. 

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To make the font even bigger, here is what you should do:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text. 
  2. For larger font options, just turn on the "Larger Accessibility Sizes" option. 
  3. Then you can drag the slider left or right to adjust the font size again.  

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Now you have successfully changed the font style and font size on your iPhone. The above methods are by far the easiest and best possible strategies on how to change iPhone fonts. We suggest you to share these tips on social media so your friends and family can change the font style and font size of their iPhone quickly and easily. If you deleted important files on your iPhone by mistake or unfortunately lost iPhone data after jailbreak, don't worry, here we recommend you a powerful recovery tool – FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. It can help you recover iPhone deleted text messages, contacts, photos, videos, notes, WhatsApp, and much more data with ease. 

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