Change the font in iOS, is it possible? How? — 2022
The customization of the operating system has been for years one of the big differences between iOS and Android, however we have been seeing how little by little iOS has been adopting ways to customize the iPhone. It still does not reach the level of Android in many cases, but it has advanced in it. For this reason, in this article we want to talk to you about one of them and that offers the possibility of adding fonts to the iPhone, although with certain nuances.
Requirements for installing third-party fonts
As we mentioned before, this customization option came to iOS in version 13, that is, in iOS 13, and to be able to use it you only have to meet two requirements.
The first of these is to have an iOS version installed that is iOS 13 or higher, and therefore, this means that this option is also restricted for some users of an old iPhone. Below we leave you the list of iPhones compatible with iOS 13 and that, therefore, can enjoy this customization option.
- iPhone 6s / 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st Generation)
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS / XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro / Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
- iPhone 12 / 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max
Therefore, if your iPhone is included in this list, you already meet the first of the requirements you need to be able to change the font of your iPhone in iOS. Let's go with the second requirement, and that is, you have to go to the App Store to be able to install the desired font on your iPhone. The most recommended applications for installing fonts and that also have a large catalog of them are Adobe Creative Cloud, AnyFont or iFont, however, you can find many others in the App Store, the one we recommend using is Adobe Creative Cloud since, in addition, it is free. Once you meet these two requirements, your iPhone will be ready to install any font and you can enjoy it.
iOS and its customization options
Historically, iOS has been an operating system that hasn't been very open to great customization options, however, with the passage of versions, it has adopted functions that gave users the option to personalize, to a greater or lesser extent, certain aspects of their iPhone. , for example, the most radical change in recent years we have seen with iOS 14, however, this function, that of installing third-party sources, came before, with iOS 13, therefore, we verified that, little by little, Apple wants to let its users personalize their phones, although always with certain limitations, limitations that are present in this option.
Comparisons are hateful, but if we talk about customization, Android is still ahead of iOS, for example, because of this option that we are talking about at the moment. In the Google operating system you can make the system font be the one you choose, however, and although Apple, since iOS 13, gives you the possibility to install third-party fonts, you cannot use them so that the system of your iPhone adopts them, you will only be able to use them in certain applications such as Pages, Keynote...
So, can you change the font on your iPhone? Yes and no, you can install it and use it to create your text documents, for example, from your iPhone with Pages, but you won't be able to make the system look like that font. . And you know, Apple is going little by little, and, it remains to be seen, if in later operating systems they enable this customization option.
Steps to follow to install your fonts
Well, once you meet the two requirements mentioned above and you know that the font you install is not going to be able to be used to customize your system, let's go through the steps you have to follow to install the fonts you want on your iPhone.
First of all you have to go to the application you have chosen, in our case, Adobe Creative Cloud and click on the Fonts section at the bottom of the screen. Next, you search for the typeface you want, click View Family, and then click the + button to the left of the font type. Once you have followed these steps you will already have the font in question available on your iPhone, you can check it by going to Settings -> General -> Fonts.