How to Install Custom Fonts in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Recently, we’ve seen Apple gradually loosen its tight control over personalization features on both iPhone and iPad. From dark mode to widget support on the iPad, Apple seems to be listening to their customers, and that’s great. Similarly, Apple brought support for custom fonts with the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Yes that is right. Now you can install custom fonts on your Apple device without having to repair or jailbreak your device. In this article, we provide you with a step-by-step guide to install custom fonts in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Let’s start with that.

Installing Custom Fonts in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Before we get started, let me explain how custom fonts work in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Also, how does it differ from iOS 12 in terms of execution and ease of use. Before everything, In iOS 12 you had to allow something called “Profile” to use custom fonts. it is basically a configuration file distributed by the developer to control various aspects of the application. But Profiles can also be used to inject malware or steal data from your device. In simple terms, Profile was a workaround for using custom fonts in iOS 12 and it came with a fair share of problems.

With native support of custom fonts No more messing around with various settings in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. All you have to do is download a font app from the App Store and install it on your device like any other app. If you come across any app asking you to give permissions to a Profile, let’s say it’s an old method and the app doesn’t use the new custom font feature found in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Now having said that here, we’re going to show you how to do it. To install a custom font app on your iPhone and iPad without using profiles or any hacks.

Steps to Install Custom Fonts in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

1. Open the App Store and search for “fonts”. You will find many applications, but I recommend Font Diner app (download) is using the native custom font property. In addition, the application is completely free.

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2. Install and open the application. You will find the “Activate Now” button at the top. Tap on it and select “Install”. This much. You have successfully installed 23 new fonts on your device.

4. You can find the installed fonts in Settings. additionally. To find typography designs, go to Settings -> General -> Fonts and tap on fonts.

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Steps to Use Custom Fonts

Currently, custom fonts only available in select apps like Mail, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. So, if you want to write an email or create a document, you can do so easily without any hacks. Apple now allows custom fonts mostly in creative and business apps. However, with the release of Photoshop and other creative apps on iPadOS, we will likely see better custom font support in third-party apps. Here’s how you can use custom fonts in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 right now.

1. Open any of the supported apps (Mail, Pages, Numbers and Keynote) and tap the “ok” sign on the keyboard. After that, tap on “Aa” and a new format window will open.

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2. Here, tap on “Default font” and You will find the installed custom fonts at the top. You will also get a list of native fonts already available on your iPhone or iPad. Now you can just choose a font and start typing without any problems.

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  • Use Custom Fonts in Any App

If you want to use custom fonts in any application then you will have to use a font keyboard which is a completely different app. It lets you type various fonts and works flawlessly on hosts of Messages, WhatsApp, Instagram and other messaging apps. However, the problem with font keyboards is that your receiver may not receive the same characters unless supported by the local system. Also, note that there is a possibility to save data on third-party keyboards, so that’s it.

However, in this section we will be using a paid app called Fonts which claims not to save any data. Moreover, offers some free fonts along with paid ones so you can try before joining a premium plan. Here’s how you can use it.

1. Download the Fonts app (Free, in-app purchases) from the App Store and install on your device. After that, open it and tap on “Continue”. It will ask you to subscribe to the paid plan, but try going back and you will find a cross button at the top. Tap on it.

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Use Custom Fonts in Any App

2. Next, you will be redirected to the Installation page. Here, tap on “Go to Settings” and open “Keyboards”. Now, enable toggle For the “Fonts” keyboard.

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3. Now open any messaging app and long press the “globe” icon bottom left. Here select “Fonts” and voila, you will get different fonts on your keyboard. Some fonts, such as Typewriter and Outline, are free. You can use the font keyboard extensively and see if it works properly in different applications. If so, you can go for the premium plan.

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Equip Your iPhone and iPad with New Fonts

This was our quick article on how to set up custom fonts in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. With the new font management feature, users can easily install and manage their favorite fonts on their Apple devices. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you found our article helpful, comment below and let us know.

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