How to change font on Android

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The default fonts are usually great. Roboto on Android is great. It is pleasant and a very good size. But there are always users who prefer to choose their fonts on Android. And there are those who like to tinker with the fonts of their Android devices just for the sheer pleasure of being able to do so.


If you belong to one or both groups, you are on the right page. The beauty of Android is that it is a highly customizable mobile operating system. It also allows you to change the fonts on its user interface. But just because you can change the font doesn't mean it's easy. In many cases, customizing fonts requires some technical know-how.



In this guide, you will find out how to change fonts on Android. We will talk about how to change fonts on some android phones that have this feature included and also how you can change fonts via third party launcher. Finally, we will complicate our lives by talking about how to change characters by rooting your Android phone.

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Some phones already have this feature built in

While Android cannot customize your phone's font, many manufacturers have adapted their software to support this highly requested feature, allowing you to easily change the fonts on your Android device. These include major companies like Samsung, HTC, and LG.


The process may change depending on your phone, but you can always find this option in the settings. It is usually under the Display section. From there you can change the current font and font size.


For example, some Samsung devices allow you to change the font style. Samsung has pre-installed some extra fonts in addition to the default ones, but you can purchase more online through the Google Play Store.


Inserting a new font only takes a quick trip to the Settings> Display> Font style and size> Font style. Just tap on the name of the font you want and confirm that you want to set it as a system font. Font substitution is instant. There is no need to reboot. The selected character will be displayed in the device interface, such as the time on the status bar, system menus and even text messages.


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Launchers are always the right answer

Does your manufacturer not open the doors you need to be able to change the fonts on your phone? Don't worry.A non-root way to change fonts on Android is through launchers. Some custom launchers integrate the font editing function, while in others you need to install themes.

Apex Launcher

One of the most popular third party launchers is Apex Launcher. Here's how to change the fonts on the phone home screen after downloading and installing Apex Launcher.


  1. Go to Settings su Apex Launcher.
  2. Touch the selection of main screen.
  3. Then tap on the option Layout e Style.
  4. Finally, tap on the selection Label font and choose the font you want to use for the splash screen.

If you want to change the font in the application menu, there is another way to do it via Apex Launcher.


  1. Go to Settings su Apex Launcher.
  2. Tap the selector selection Whatsapp.
  3. Then tap on the option Layout arrangement and icons.
  4. Finally, scroll down and then tap the selection Label font and choose which font you want to use for the app menu.

Finally, you can change the font of your phone's folder like this with Apex Launcher.


  1. Go to Settings su Apex Launcher.
  2. Tap the selection of folder.
  3. Finally, scroll down and then tap the selection Label font and choose which font you want to use for the folder.

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GOLauncher

A fairly well-known custom launcher that provides a way to change fonts for Android is GO Launcher. To change font styles in GO Launcher, do the following:

  1. Copy your TTF font files to your phone.
  2. Apri GO Launcher.
  3. Find the app Instruments and April.
  4. Tap the icon Pref Renze.
  5. Scroll up to Customization and select it.
  6. Toccata Font.
  7. To touch Select character and touch the character you want to use.

Changes to your phone with GO Launcher will be applied immediately. There is no need to reboot.

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iFont


IFont app can also be used to change fonts on Android. It was a bit limited and only worked on Samsung devices. Now it also supports Xiaomi Meizu, Huawei, HTC, Sony and Motorola.

On non-rooted devices, use the iFont Online tab to search for available fonts. To use a character in the list, do the following:

  1. Enable the installation of apps from "Unknown sources". This option is usually found in Settings - Security.
  2. Launch iFont. Go to the card Online.
  3. Tap the name of the font you want to install.
  4. Tap the button Download.
  5. Tap the button Tax. Or go on Settings - View - Font Style. Your newly installed font should appear in the list.
  6. Tap the new font to use it as a system font.
  7. The font is applied immediately. No reboot needed.

You can also copy TrueType (TTF) fonts from your PC to the / sdcard / ifont / custom directory; the aforementioned characters will appear on the tab custom. But, to be able to install and use fonts, you need a rooted device.


iFont is free and does not show ads. It worked pretty well on the various devices (including non-Samsung phones) that I tried it on.

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Time to talk about root

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If you have root privileges on your phone or tablet, you will be able to modify system files and, in the meantime, you may render your device unusable. So be careful.

  • The information contained in this guide is provided for educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We take no responsibility for what happens to you or your device resulting from the use of the information contained in this guide.
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There are many apps in the Play Store

An easy way to change fonts on rooted Android devices is to use font changing apps that support rooted devices. There are several such apps in the Google Play Store. Many of them also offer a preview function that allows you to see what a font looks like.

In this subsection, learn more about two font changing apps worth checking out: FontFix and iFont.

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fontfix

For rooted phones, FontFix is ​​a great free app to change fonts on Android. It has a built-in font preview feature, so as you scroll up and down the list of embedded fonts, you know exactly how they look when activated on your device.

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To install a font you have saved on your device:

  1. Copy the TTF file you want to use to your device, preferably in the / sdcard directory.
  2. Start FontFix.
  3. Before tampering with system fonts, first copy existing default fonts. Touch the button Menu (three points) and select Backup / Restore. Select Backup. If Superuser or SuperSU ask for permission, please grant it.
  4. Tap on the tab Local to open the directory explorer. Locate your TTF file.
  5. Tap the TTF file you want to use. From the popup dialog, tap Install to set it as the default system font. (If you want to preview the font first, tap Preview).
  6. If Superuser or SuperSU ask for permission, please grant it.
  7. FontFix will ask you to restart your device. Touch Yes.

To install a new font from the FontFix online font library:

  1. Open the tab Server & Hosting in the FontFix app to view the font catalog.
  2. Tap the name of a font you like.
  3. From the popup dialog, tap Preview if you want to see the sample text displayed in the chosen font; Or, tap Install if you want to download the font and set it as the system font.
  4. If you see a backup warning, make sure you allow the app to back up the font files. This shouldn't take long.
  5. Allow the app to restart your device.

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iFont

Unlike FontFix, the iFont app can work on most Samsung (and other) devices even if they aren't rooted. But in order to expand your horizons using other phones you will need root access. (Yes, you can also use it on a rooted Samsung device).

To download, install and use a custom font using the Online tab:

  1. Tap the font you want to install.
  2. Tap the button Download.
  3. Tap the button Tax.
  4. If you get a request about setting the mode in System mode, tap the button OK.
  5. The device will reboot to apply the new font.

If you want to use a local TrueType (TTF) file, copy the TTF file to the / sdcard / ifont / custom directory on your device. So, do the following:

  1. On the main iFont screen, tap the button Menu (three dots in the upper right corner).
  2. touches on Settings - Change font mode. If you are using a non-Samsung rooted device, select System Mode. If you are using a rooted Samsung device, select Samsung mode.
  3. Go to the card custom nell’app iFont.
  4. Tap the font you want to use.
  5. Tap the button Tax.
  6. If prompted to change the font, tap  OK.
  7. If you get a prompt about setting the mode to System Mode, tap the button OK.
  8. Your device will immediately apply the new font or reboot to apply the new font.

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