How to install different fonts (letters) on iPhone / iPad with iOS 13

How to install different fonts (letters) on iPhone / iPad with iOS 13

One of the novelties of iOS 13 that pleased many was the possibility of install different fonts for use in applications. But iOS has arrived and many wonder: How do I install these other fonts?

In this article, we’ll talk a little bit about how this process works.



Installing custom letters is something fundamental for anyone working with text editing and even graphic editing, and iOS has always limited that a lot. Before, it was already possible to install different fonts in the system, unofficially, using configuration profiles. What iOS 13 brings is a solution native for the task.

However, it didn’t get that simple.

To install fonts on iOS 13, you need to download apps from the App Store that are compatible with the function and bring collections of letters to be installed on the system. There is no way to install the font directly from the app store (as initially imagined).

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to install different fonts on your iPhone or iPad.


Important Notes

First of all, you need to understand how alternative sources work:

  • You will not be able to change the letters of the system (such as the appearance of the Settings screens and the names of the applications on the Home Screen). The installed letters are only for text editors and other apps.
  • The applications you can use the letters you install are limited. For example, in supported text editors, such as Pages.
  • If you send a file with a different font to someone else, they must also have this font installed to be able to view it correctly. As with computers.
  • Developers are expected to adopt compatibility with system sources more intensively, so that the function becomes something really useful.

Installing fonts on the system

The official method brought by iOS 13 requires that you download an application that performs the task. This makes us dependent on developers’ interest in proposing compatible apps.

At the time of writing this article, the only app that offers this benefit is the Font Diner (free). Download it on your iPhone or iPad.

Now follow the steps:

Step 1 Open the Font Diner application. Touch the “Activate”At the top of the screen.

Step 2 Touch the “Agree”That appears. You are agreeing to use the installed fonts for personal use only.

Step 3 Install the font package effectively. There will be about 23 letter families installed, which you can delete later if you don’t want to anymore.


There, several fonts were installed. To view them, open System Settings and go to General ›Fonts.

Note that in this part of the Settings you can individually delete the sources that you no longer use.