How to Install Fonts on Android Phone.
Have you ever noticed how many different fonts you view during the day? Fonts can be found on the Internet, in the documents you read, in every application you use, and of course on your smartphone. Sometimes, a specific font can even be the determining factor in whether you want to read content or use a specific application or not.
Android phones come with a built-in font by default. If you don’t like it, this is not a reason to stop using your phone. Moreover, on Android, you can easily change it and install another font you like. Find out about all the methods you can use to install new fonts on your Android smartphone.
How to Change the Default Font on Your Android Device
The easiest way to change the fonts on your Android device is with the built-in function. Unfortunately, if you’re using a pure or vanilla Android, such as a Pixel phone, this option won’t be available and you’ll have to rely on other methods to change the font. However, many devices such as Samsung, LG, HTC allow changing the font in the smartphone settings.
The exact way you change the default font on your Android will depend on the brand of your smartphone. First, open the Settings app on your phone. On some phones, you will find the option to change the font under Display> Font Style, while other models allow you to download and install new fonts under Display> Fonts> Download.
Check your smartphone’s settings and see if any of these options are available to you.
Install New Fonts on Android Using iFont
If you’ve tried the built-in method and it doesn’t work for you, try installing a third-party iPhone app that allows you to change the installed fonts on your Android. iFont is an application that will allow you to change the default Android font and use a custom font of your choice. After installing the font, iFont will change it everywhere in the OS (operating system) of your smartphone.
iFont works differently depending on whether your smartphone is rooted or not. Rooting your phone is a procedure that gives you more control over your Android device and allows you to perform settings such as removing pre-installed malware from your phone to free up memory, or installing and launching applications that require special privileges.
How to use iFont on a smartphone without root
Even if your phone is not rooted, you can still try iFont and see if you can use it to install fonts on Android.
- Before using the application, make sure Unknown Source Install is enabled on your phone. To do this, go to Settings> Security> App Install> Unknown Installations, then select iFont> Allow to enable it.
- The next step is to open the application and select the font you like. To do this, you can use the “Recommended” or “Find” tab.
- Choose your favorite font. Then select Download.
- When the download is complete, a pop-up message will appear on your phone. Select Install.
- The first time you use iFont, the app prompts you to follow the instructions before changing the font on your smartphone. You can read or skip it.
Some smartphones change the font immediately. If it doesn’t, go to Settings> Display> Font to manually switch to the font you just downloaded.
How to use iFont on a rooted smartphone
Some iFont smartphones require special permission to install and change the factory font. This is not a problem for users who have previously rooted their smartphones. If you’re using rooted Android and you have Unknown Source Install enabled, here’s how to use the app to install custom fonts on Android.
- Download and open the iFont app. Then select the font you want to use.
- From the desired font page, select Download at the bottom of the screen.
- When the download is complete, select Install.
You will see a pop-up message stating that the iFont is asking for superuser permissions. After you accept the request, your font should change. If it doesn’t, go to Settings> Display> Font to manually switch to the font you just downloaded.
Install New Fonts on Android Using Action Launcher
If all of the above methods didn’t work, you can try using a third-party launcher to change the factory font on Android. Its main function is to give you more control over the user interface and layout of your smartphone’s home screen.
The launcher will also allow you to use your own font instead of the default one. The only downside is that the changed font will only affect the main interface, which means it won’t change the font in the apps you are using.
There are several third-party launchers you can try, including Action Launcher. This is a free application that supports various custom fonts. Here’s how to install a new font on Android with it.
- Download and install Action Launcher from the Google Play Store.
- Action Launcher will prompt you to go through all the settings first and give it permission to change the default Launcher. When finished, click Finish.
- The action launch settings icon will now appear on the main screen. First Select Action Options.
- Select Appearance.
- Select “Font” to change the default font on your smartphone. Choose your favorite font from the list.
The Action Launcher will then automatically apply your chosen font to the main user interface.
Time to Customize Your Android
The main advantage of an Android smartphone is its customizability. You can customize and modify your phone to your liking, down to the smallest details like font. While different manufacturers have different paths that you will have to follow, you will definitely find a way to install custom fonts on your Android device by trying the different methods outlined in this article.
Have you ever tried changing the factory font on your Android device? What method (or methods) did you choose for this? Share your experience with customizing your smartphone in the comments section below.
How to Install Fonts on Android Phone
How to Install Fonts on Android Phone