Today, I’ll cover everything about font customization on iPhone and iPad.
If you are looking for a method to change the iOS system font (San Francisco on iOS 9), you can find it in this post, but Jailbreak is required. Without Jailbreak, it is definitely impossible 🙁
However, you can change the font size right in the Settings app. Or you can apply new fonts in some apps by using a third-party app named AnyFont. This app doesn’t allow you to change the system-font but it works well with apps like Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Keynote, Pages, and many more.
1. Changing Font Size and Font Style
Not sure how to increase or decrease font size? Here’s how:
Navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility.
If you want to change the font size, tap on Larger Text and then drag the slider left or right. You can also switch to bold text mode by using the option below.
2. Changing Fonts without Jailbreak
AnyFont is a paid app available on App Store for all iOS devices. You can get it for $1.99.Here’s a step by step guide on how to use this app.
Step 1 – Install the AnyFont app
Step 2 – Find the fonts you want to add: AnyFont supports the common font types such as TTF, OTF or TCC. You can search for the fonts you like and then download them to your computer. After downloading, save the fonts to Dropbox or email yourself the font files as attachments.
Step 3 – Install the fonts: On your iOS device, open up your Dropbox folder or the email that contains the fonts or the direct link to the font. Select Open in… > Open in AnyFont.
Tap the font name from the Fonts menu within the app. You’ll see a new page with a big icon in the center. Tap on that icon to install the font. You can also preview the font before installing by pressing the Preview button.
AnyFont will install your font to a configuration profile, which then allows the font to be used within other apps. Simply confirm all the warning pages until you return to the app. Now the installation is done. Open the supported apps like KeyNote, Office to see the change. If your font doesn’t show up, you might need to close and reopen the app.
3. Changing the system-font using a jailbreak tweak
We’ll need to install a jailbreak tweak called BytaFont 3. BytaFont is now available as a free package on Cydia’s BigBoss repository. If you have your device jailbroken, then follow the steps below to give it a new look.
Step 1: Install BytaFont 3 from Cydia
Open Cydia, navigate to the search page and type “BytaFont 3” into the search box. After the installation is done, you’ll see a new BytaFont app on your Home screen.
Step 2: Download new fonts
BytaFont 3 doesn’t come with the font data within it. So we have to download fonts from Cydia and then use BytaFont to apply them.
To do so, open Cydia and go to Sources > All Sources. Scroll down, look for the ‘Fonts (BytaFont 3)’ section and once found tap on it. You will find a list of all the fonts that are compatible with BytaFont 3. Look for the one you like and install it.
Step 3: Apply fonts using BytaFont 3
Open the BytaFont app, from there select the font you want to apply, then you will be asked to respring. Hit “Yes” to respring your device, after it is done, you’ll see a new font displayed.
Note that the tweak automatically creates a backup of the system font. So if you need to return to the original font, go to the Swap Mode tab and click the “Restore BytaFont Backup” option.