How to Change the Font on iPhone

An outline of an iPhone with the letters "Aa" display fonts on the screen

If you’re unhappy with text on your iPhone — whether it’s too small, too hard to read, or you can’t find the style you want — we’ve put together some solutions that can help. You cannot change the system font, but you have other options.

How to change system font size on iPhone

Beat "text size."

If you want to make all fonts larger or smaller on your iPhone, open the Settings app and navigate to Display & Brightness > Text Size. Then use the size slider at the bottom of the screen to set the font size you want. Apps that support dynamic font will automatically adjust to this setting, but some apps may not work with custom font size. You can also bold all system text under System > Display & Brightness by toggling the switch next to “Bold” to the “On” position. This makes the text darker and thicker, which some people find easier to read.

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How to Change Font Size for Specific Apps on iPhone

After that the "text size" The button appears when you open Control Center.

You can also set a custom font size for each app individually. To do this, you need to enable the “Text Size Control Center” shortcut in “Settings” > “Control Center” (add “Text Size” to the “Included” list). After that, open the app whose font size you want to change, then launch Control Center and tap on the text size icon, which looks like two “A” letters of different sizes. On the screen that appears, tap the switch at the bottom of the screen that says the app’s name (e.g., “Facebook Only”), then use the vertical slider to adjust the text size. You can always return to the Control Center to adjust the font size again.

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How to change a website’s font size in Safari on iPhone

Increase or decrease text size in Safari

Safari on iPhone makes it easy to customize a website’s font size for individual websites. To do this, open Safari on your iPhone and navigate to the page you want to read in a different text size. If you don’t see the address bar, swipe up or down to see it (either at the top or bottom of your screen, depending on how you’ve configured Safari). Right next to the website address, tap the font button, which looks like two large “A” letters next to each other. In the menu that appears, tap the smaller “A” to decrease the font and the larger “A” to increase the font. As you adjust this, you’ll see a numerical percent change in the middle. Safari remembers this setting for every website you visit, so you don’t have to adjust it every time. Very convenient.

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How to Install Custom Fonts on iPhone

Creating a new profile in Apple Configurator.

Compared to what we covered above, installing fonts on your iPhone is significantly more complicated, and we’ve written a guide on how to do it. But briefly, let’s go through the steps here. You can install almost any TrueType or OpenType font on your iPhone and use it in apps like Word, Pages, Keynote, and more. However, you must first create a configuration profile using the Apple Configurator app on Mac. You’ll also need a font installer app like iFont. With the font installer app, you pack your fonts into a configuration profile that you can then install on your iPhone. After installation, the new fonts will be available to you. Good luck and happy writing!

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