How to Download Fonts on iPhone

And how to remove them if you change your mind

What to Know

  • Currently, only apps like Pages and Keynote will allow you to switch fonts.
  • Installing fonts on an iPhone requires the use of a separate app, such as iFont or Fonteer.
  • You can download new and custom fonts through a web browser but will need a separate font app to install them.

This article gives step-by-step instructions on how to download and install fonts on your iPhone.

You’ll need to use an app that allows font choices, like Pages, to make use of any fonts you install. Due to Apple restrictions, downloaded fonts will not currently work with apps like Facebook or Instagram.

How Can I Download Free Fonts to My iPhone?

The simplest way to download new fonts to your iPhone is to use a third-party app. We recommend apps like iFont and Fonteer but you can find a number of others on the App Store just by searching for “fonts.”

How Do I Install Fonts Using iFont?

iFont offers free font downloads and installation, supported by ads. You can use it to download fonts from Google Fonts, Dafont, and Fontspace. You can also use it to install fonts you may have downloaded separately.

Each of iFont’s available font libraries uses a different layout, so navigation will be slightly different between the three of them.

  1. Download, install, and open iFont.

  2. From the main page of the app, tap Find Fonts to Install.

  3. Tap the font library you’d like to access (Google Fonts, Dafont, or Fontspace), or tap Open Files to install fonts you’ve downloaded outside of iFont.

    iPhone with iFont app installed and "Find Fons to Install" and found fonts highlighted
  4. If downloading from a font library, find a font you want to download and tap Download.

  5. Confirm the download and installation when prompted.

  6. Return to the main page of iFont, then find the font you’ve added and tap Install to begin.

    iFont app with a font selected, highlighted, and Install highlighted
  7. iFont will ask for permission to download the file. Select Allow to continue.

  8. You’ll be notified when the download has finished, then see a pop-up screen explaining how to complete the installation.

  9. Open your iPhone’s Settings, then tap Profile Downloaded toward the top of the menu.

    iFont app with Allow and Profile Download highlighted
  10. On the profile page, tap Install.

  11. Enter your iPhone’s system password (the one you use to unlock your device) when prompted.

    iFont installer with Install and Passcode field highlighted
  12. Tap Install in the top-right corner of the page, then again tap Install in the pop-up menu.

  13. Your new font has been installed! It will also appear as Installed in your iFont font list.

    iFont app with Install and Installed highlighted

As a reminder, due to Apple restrictions, installed fonts will only be usable in select apps such as Pages and Keynote.

How Do I Install Fonts Using Fonteer?

Fonteer allows you to download and install fonts in groups rather than one-by-one like iFont. It also has access to Google Fonts and Font Squirrel.

  1. Download, install, and open Fonteer.

  2. From the main page of the app, tap + to create a new collection.

  3. Choose a name for your font collection.

    Fonteer with download icon, plus sign, and Collection Name highlighted
  4. From inside the collection folder, tap +, then choose either Google Fonts or Font Squirrel as your source.

  5. Select as many fonts as you like from the chosen source’s list.

  6. When finished, tap Add to collection and then tap OK when Fonteer confirms your selection with a pop-up.

    Fonteer with Font Squirrel and Google Fonts, Add to Collection, and OK highlighted
  7. Tap < in the top-left corner of the screen to go back to your Fonteer collection.

  8. Tap Install fonts to begin installation.

  9. Safari will open and a notification about downloading a configuration file will appear. Tap Allow.

    Fonteer with back arrow, Install Fonts, and Allow highlighted
  10. Once finished, open your iPhone’s Settings, then tap Profile Downloaded towards the top of the menu.

  11. On the profile page, tap Install.

  12. Enter your iPhone’s system password (the one you use to unlock your device) when prompted.

    iPhone settings with Profile Download, Install, and password field highlighted
  13. Tap Install in the top-right corner of the page, then again tap Install in the pop-up.

  14. Your new fonts have been installed!

    iPhone profile settings with Install > Install highlighted, and Profile Installed message highlighted

How Do I Download a Font From the Internet to My iPhone?

  1. Open Safari and go to a website that offers font downloads. For the purposes of this guide it’ll be Google Fonts.

  2. Find a font you’re interested in and select it.

  3. You can scroll through the various versions of the typeface (light, regular, bold, etc).

    Google Fonts in Safari with Josefin Sans highlighted and font styles listed
  4. Tap Select this style.

  5. From the menu that pops up, tap Download all.

  6. Safari will open a new pop-up window and prompt you to download the file. Tap Download to download it.

    Google Fonts with font selected and Download all > Download highlighted
  7. Open a font installation app like iFont to continue.

  8. In iFont, tap Find Fonts to Install then tap Open Files.

  9. Select the downloaded font file.

    Font Finder with Find Fonts to Install, Open Files, and the font file highlighted
  10. From the pop-up menu, tap Import.

  11. The downloaded file will appear in your iFont list. Find the font you want to start with and tap Install to begin.

  12. iFont will ask for permission to download the file. Tap Allow to continue.

    iFont font finder with Import, Install and Allow highlighted
  13. You’ll be notified when the download has finished, then see a pop-up screen explaining how to complete the installation.

  14. Open your iPhone’s Settings, then tap Profile Downloaded toward the top of the menu.

  15. On the profile page, tap Install.

    Font installer with Instructions, Profile Download, and Install highlighted
  16. Enter your iPhone’s system password (the one you use to unlock your device) when prompted.

  17. Tap Install in the top-right corner of the page, then again tap Install in the pop-up menu.

  18. Your new font has been installed! It will also appear as “Installed” in your iFont font list.

    Passcode field, Install, and Installed highlighted

How Do I Download Custom Fonts on iOS?

Downloading custom fonts works the same as it does with downloading fonts from the internet to your phone. All you have to do is visit a custom font website like Fontspace, then download and install your chosen fonts using iFont as detailed above.

How Do I Uninstall Fonts on My iPhone?

If for any reason you’ve decided you no longer want to use any of the fonts you’ve installed, you can remove them. Though despite what you might think, these installed fonts will not appear in the Fonts section of your iPhone’s settings.

Fonts added in batches, as with Fonteer, cannot be removed individually. By deleting the profile, you will delete all of the fonts grouped within it.

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings, then scroll down and tap General.

  2. Scroll down and tap Profiles.

  3. From the Profiles menu you’ll see all of the font profiles you’ve installed.

    iPhone settings with General, Profiles, and Configuration profiles highlighted
  4. Tap the font profile you want to remove.

  5. Tap Remove Profile.

  6. Enter your iPhone’s system password (the one you use to unlock your device) when prompted.

    iPhone profile settings with JoseFin Sans Regular, "Remove profile" and password field highlighted
  7. Tap Remove in the pop-up at the bottom of the screen.

  8. The font has been uninstalled!

    iPhone profile settings with Remove highlighted and configuration profile deleted
FAQ
  • How do I download fonts for a Cricut on an iPhone?

    To download fonts for Cricut Design Space (the companion app to the Cricut die-cutting machine), first, download a font app like AnyFont on the App Store, and then choose and download your favorite fonts. On the download confirmation screen, tap Open in > AnyFont, and then select your font and tap Install. Open the Cricut Design Space app and begin a new canvas. When you tap Add text, your new font will be available.

  • How do I change font size on iPhone?

    To change the font size on an iPhone, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size. Drag the slider to the right to increase text size, or move it left to decrease the text size. You'll see the sample text change as you adjust the size. To make the text even bigger, go to Settings > Accessibility > Larger Text and toggle on Larger Accessibility Sizes.

  • How do I change font color on an iPhone?

    You can add color filters to help you differentiate between colors on your iPhone. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size and tap Color Filters. Toggle on Color Filters and choose from the available options.

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