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How to Install Fonts on iPhones and iPads

Ben Stegner 13-06-2018

Did you know that your iPhone or iPad is capable of installing and displaying different fonts? While you can’t change which fonts are used by the OS itself, you can still use custom fonts in non-system apps like Microsoft Office, iWork, and Adobe CC.


You just need to download and install the font you want to use, then select it in the appropriate app. Here’s how.

How to Install Fonts on iPhones and iPads

  1. Install the free iFont app, which makes it easy to install fonts.
  2. Next, download the font you want. You can tap the Download tab on the bottom of iFont to access free Google fonts. If you don’t care for any of those, visit a font download site The 8 Best Free Font Websites for Free Fonts Online Not everyone can afford a licensed font. These websites will help you find the perfect free font for your next project. Read More in your browser and select the Download button for the font you want. Tap Open in iFont if that shows up, or More > Copy to iFont to open it from the sharing menu.
  3. iFont will open and prompt you to grab the contents of the file you downloaded. You can uncheck Associated files like license agreements and cover images if you don’t want them. Fonts will appear at the top in OTF or TTF format. Tap Import to iFont.
  4. Tap the Files tab at the bottom. You’ll see all the fonts you’ve imported into the app. Hit Install next to one.
  5. Your iPhone will warn you that the app wants to open Settings to show you a configuration profile. This is normal; tap Allow.
  6. On the Install Profile screen, tap Install and enter your passcode. You’ll see a warning it’s not signed; tap Install once more, then Done.
  7. Now you’ve installed the font and can use it anywhere! Check the list of fonts in whatever creative apps you use 10 Amazing Creative Mobile Apps You've Never Heard Of Music? Art? Writing? Video editing? Get ready to have your creative mind blown. Here are the 10 best creative apps that you've probably never heard of. Read More to find it. If you don’t see it, that particular app might not support custom fonts.
  8. To remove a font later, go to Settings > General > Profiles. Tap the font you want to delete and choose Remove profile.

For more like this, check out tweaks everyone should make to their iPhone 9 Important Tweaks to Make When You Get a New iPhone Just got a new iPhone? Here are some essential tweaks you should make right away. Read More .

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  1. Kaila
    November 10, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I knew only how to install fonts from fontsquirrel.com to my iPhone. I typically get my fonts from another great site and have been wondering how to get them so I can use them on my iPhone. I love your blog. Seems like almost everything I Google “how to ...” your blog has the best answers! Thanks! ?

  2. Tom
    June 14, 2018 at 1:45 am

    I may be dense, but when I go to Settings > General, I don't have a Profiles option (IOS 11.4, iPhone 7).

    • Manny
      June 14, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      In Iphone...
      Settings> General> Profiles and Device Management

    • Manny
      June 14, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      Also, if you haven't downloaded a font you won't see that setting. It only shows after you have downloaded a font.

    • Kaila
      November 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      I hope you figured out how to do it. If not I would be happy to help further. :)