In most cases, the default font on your handset suffices. Roboto is awesome. It looks pretty cool and it has the right size for most Android users. However, there will be Android users who prefer some other customized typeface.

The great thing about the Android OS is that it is fully customizable. For instance, it lets you change fonts easily. Change the font is not that easy. In some situations, some technical knowledge is needed. Here is how to change fonts.

Some Android handsets have it built in

While Android lacks the capability of customizing your font, most manufacturers have already adopted their handset’s software to support font changing. Some of these manufacturers include LG, HTC, and Samsung.

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The process changes depending on your handset, but this option is found in the settings under the Display section (Settings > Display > Font Style). Tap the font you want and then confirm it as soon as you set it as the system font.


In case your manufacturer has not installed the font changing on your device, don’t worry. The best non-root method of changing fonts on your Android device is through the custom launcher applications. Some of the launchers incorporated the font-changing feature, while most of them require you to install themes.

One of the recommended launchers is the Go Launcher.  To change fonts using this launcher, follow the steps below:

  • Copy the TTF font files to your Android phone
  • Open the app
  • Find Tools and tap it
  • Hit the Preferences icon
  • Swipe down to Personalization and choose it
  • Hit Font
  • Tap Select Font and then hit the font you want.


The iFont application is also used to change fonts. The only drawback is that it used to only work with Samsung handsets. This is still the case expect that the developer now supports Huawei and Xiaomi Meizu for non-rooted handsets. And as well as Motorola, Sony, and HTC rooted devices.

On the non-rooted handsets, use the app’s Online tab to download the available fonts. To use any font on the list, follow the steps below.

  • Activate ‘Unknown’ sources’
  • Launch iFont
  • Head to Online tab
  • Hit the font style you want
  • Hit the Download button.
  • Click on the Set button. You can also go to the Settings > Display > and then to the Font Style. The new installed font should be on the list.
  • Hit the new font and it is immediately applied. No reboot is required.
Source: Android Authority

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