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How to install custom fonts on iPhone and iPad (iOS 17)

With iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple officially rendered users the ability to use custom fonts, at long last. The rollout supports custom fonts in – TrueType Font (.ttf), OpenType Font (.otf), and TrueType Collection (.ttc) formats. While the announcement brought great relief to designers, artists, and others within the creative field, the complications involved in installations may have deterred its practical usage. Well, no more of that! Scroll down to learn everything from how to install fonts on iPhone and iPad.

How to install custom fonts on iPhone or iPad

  1. Download and open the Font Diner app
  2. Tap Activate next to the Silverware Font Set → Tap Agree.

    Tap Activate next to the Silverware Font Set, confirm by tapping Agree on Font diner app
  3. Choose Install → tap Close.

    Choose Install, tap Close button on Font diner app

In this app, you can only download one free Silverware set of 23 fonts for free.

If you wish to get more fonts, you must make an in-app yearly purchase for other sets that contain more fonts. If you don’t want to use Font Diner, we’ve done all the hard work for you and curated a list of the best third-party font apps

Custom fonts may be used in documents created on your iPhone and iPad. Some document apps are available, such as Mail, Pages, Numbers, and Keynotes.

How to use custom fonts on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Apple’s Pages App
  2. Tap Create Document (+) sign
  3. Now select Start Writing or Choose a Template

    Launch Pages, tap create document , select Start Writing or Choose a Template
  4. Choose the Format icon (painter brush) Tap in front of Font

    Choose paint brush, tap in front of Font in Pages
  5. Scroll and select the custom downloaded font
  6. Tap the ‘x‘ button to close the pop-up. 

    Now scroll down and select your custom font, tap x button to close the pop-up and you can start typing to see the result

You may now begin typing using the customized font you’ve chosen. If you wish to resize the font, you may read our article on how to increase font size on iPhone.

However, if you forget which fonts you downloaded with the sets, you can always look them up. The process for viewing or even removing downloaded fonts is described below. 

Manage installed fonts

  1. Open the Settings app → tap General.  
  2. Tap Fonts
    You can now view all the downloaded fonts. 
  3. Head to a custom font list. Now select which font family you want to remove. Here I’m selecting Cherry Soda.

    Open Setting, tap general, choose fonts, head to the list of custom fonts
  4. Select Remove
  5. Select Remove this font family to confirm.

    Select Remove.  Select Remove this font family to confirm.

You can also remove a font by swiping right to left on a custom font name → Remove. Plus, to remove multiple fonts at once, click EditSelect Fonts/Select AllRemove

What is the purpose of using different fonts on an iPhone or iPad? 

When preparing a presentation, a word document, or an Instagram direct message, diverse typefaces can help you make a good first impression with unique fonts. 

Why do I see u0022No Fonts Installed?

Only certain apps that support compatible font libraries will appear in Settings. Font Diner is one of those applications.

Can I change the complete system typeface on iOS like Android? 

No, you cannot. The installed customized fonts on the iPhone and iPad can be used only in supported apps such as Notes, Pages, Numbers, iMessage, Instagram, Twitter, Word, Powerpoint, Autodesk Sketchbook, and so on.

Like custom fonts? 

This is how you can install and use fonts on your iPhone and iPad. Some apps also allow you to use fonts by installing a unique profile. Due to security purposes, we have chosen to skip that. If interested, you can run a web search and find ample resources that explain this method.

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  • Ankur

    I have been an Apple user for over seven years now. At iGeeksBlog, I love creating how-tos and troubleshooting guides that help people do more with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. In my free time, I like to watch stand up comedy videos, tech documentaries, news debates, and political speeches.

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