While it is an ongoing debate on what operating system works best, being user-friendly is one big consideration. The pros and cons are there with every available option but Android still leads the way with its customization options. Android phones are known to give the highest degree of customized experience which encompasses any and every dimension. Changing the font in Android phones is also one of those things and while it is not as simple as it may seem but there are pretty useful ways that we are going to list here for a fulfilling Android experience!
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Some phones come with the feature built-in!
The newer versions of Android have this feature built-in depending on the manufacturer. Big names like Samsung, LG and HTC have their software adapted to include this feature lately. And the option usually exists under the “Display” section in Settings from where you can easily change the font style as well as size in some cases.
Using Applications and Launchers to Change Font in Android Phone
If your Android does not has this built-in feature of changing font there is still no need to worry as there are various apps and launchers to aid that. These applications allow you to change the UI of the entire phone or only specific applications depending on the specifications.
Apex Launcher is one of most popular and expensive third-party software for the purpose. The app needs to be downloaded and installed for it to work. Once the launcher is installed in your phone, follow these simple steps to change the font style:
- Open the app and go to settings of the Apex Launcher.
- Select “Home Screen”.
- Choose “Layout and Style”.
- Click the “Label Font” and choose the font that you like the best for the home screen.
On the same lines, if you change the font of the App Drawer, that can be done via Apex Launcher as well.
- Open the settings in Apex Launcher.
- Go to “App Drawer”.
- Click on “Drawer Layout and Icons”.
- Scroll down and choose the “Label Font” and choose the desired font.
Similarly the font style anywhere in the phone can be changed in the same way.
This app is designed specifically for customization purposes, including changing the fonts. Following are the simple steps to follow:
- Copy the font files to the phone.
- Press and hold anywhere on the home screen and then select “GO settings”.
- Go to Select Font in the Font Option.
- Choose the font you like or click “Scan” add files from the device.
This does not change the system-wide font but across the frequently used apps.
Pixel Edition: Action Launcher
The Action Launcher is a popular and useful launcher for Android customization. This is quite useful except for the fact that there isn’t a wide variety of font options to choose from. Follow the following simple steps:
- Go to Settings of the Action Launcher.
- Go to Appearance and select the option of Font.
- Choose your desired font.
Smart Launcher 5
Smart Launcher 5, is an excellent app that allows for new fonts. It has a wide collection of fonts to choose from, which is another plus. Changing font in the Smart Launcher 5 takes the following steps:
- Go to settings in the Launcher.
- Go to the Global appearance and select “Font”.
- Choose the desired font and you are good to go.
iFont – Android Phone
iFont is an Android app that deals with changing the fonts. The best part about this is the app is free and is supported by Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Motorola, Sony, Xiaomi and Meizu rooted handsets.
For the non-rooted devices, an Online Tab is available to browse the fonts.
First of all, enable the installation of app from unknown sources by going to “Security” tab under “Settings”.
Next, launch the app and go to the “RECOM” or FIND” tab to search for the fonts.
- Click on the font name you like.
- Click the “Download” button.
- Click the “Set” button and the font will be installed.
- Once the font has been installed, to “Settings” and choose “Display”. Go to Font Size and Style and the newly installed fonts should appear there.
- Choose this font and use as the system font.
- Selecting the font should immediately apply it without needing a reboot of the system.
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