If you’re unhappy with the 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 a few solutions that can help. You can’t change the system font, but you have other options.
How to Change System Font Size on iPhone
If you want to make all fonts on your iPhone larger or smaller, 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 type will automatically adjust to this setting, but some apps may not work with custom font size. Under System > Display & Brightness, you can also make all system text bold by toggling the switch next to “Bold Text” to the on position. It will make the text darker and thicker, which some people will find easier to read.
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How to Change Font Size for Specific Apps on iPhone
You can also set a custom font size for each app individually. To do that, you’ll 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 you want to change the font size for, then launch Control Center and tap the Text Size icon, which looks like two different sized “A” letters. On the screen that appears, tap the switch at the bottom of the screen that says the name of the app (such as “Facebook Only”), then use the vertical slider to adjust the size of the text. You can return to Control Center at any time to adjust the font size again.
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How to Change the Font Size of a Website in Safari on iPhone
Safari on iPhone makes it easy to customize the font size of a website on a site-by-site basis. To do so, open Safari on your iPhone and navigate to the site you want to read with 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 the screen, depending on how you’ve set up Safari). Right next to the website address, tap the font button that looks like two capital letters “A” next to each other. In the menu that appears, tap the smaller “A” to make the font smaller and the larger “A” to make the font larger. You will see a numerical percentage change in the middle as you adjust this. Safari will remember this setting for each website you visit, so you don’t need to adjust it each time. Very useful.
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How to install custom fonts on iPhone
Compared to what we have covered above, installing fonts on your iPhone is significantly more complicated and we have written a guide about it. But we will briefly go over 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. But first you’ll need to create a configuration profile using the Apple Configurator app on the Mac. You’ll also need a font installer app like iFont. With the Font Installer app, you package your fonts into a configuration profile that you can then install on your iPhone. Once it is installed, the new fonts will be available to you. Good luck and happy writing!
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