With iOS 13, Apple has revised the way you can install and use custom fonts on your iPhone or iPad. In the past, it was possible to download and use non-system fonts on your Apple phone or tablet, but it was complex and limited. With iOS 13, Apple wants to make downloading and switching fonts a more integrated experience, although that capability is currently limited to a few apps such as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote as opposed to any app you own. Although the new mobile font technology is still fresh and a little picky, it offers promise for a wide range of apps for the future. Here we show you the basics to get started with third-party fonts in iOS 1
The new operating system allows you to install custom fonts and then apply them to compatible apps by downloading specific font apps from the App Store and manage them in settings. To control those new fonts, you must use the app with which you want to use them. The use of third-party fonts on iOS is different from the use of third-party keyboards.
How to operate fonts in iOS 13
Although you cannot yet use all third-party fonts in Apple Mail (the Adobe font was the only one that worked for us), you can still use the app to understand get into the iOS font manager. Your mileage may vary at this point. Ultimately, you can also download extra fonts for Mail and other apps.
- Look at the top right of the keyboard for a corner hook and tap to open the new quick toolbar.
- Tap the "Aa" Icon button to view the available formatting options.
- Tap Default font to view the font manager, which contains all current fonts. New fonts that you download are also displayed in this list. You may see them right now, but some are not loaded for use in the app.
- Go to Settings> General> Fonts and you will see a list of all your installed fonts and also the prompt to download fonts from the App Store.
- Alternatively, you can open the App Store directly from the main screen of your phone.
- Tap the button Open App Store tap the search icon and enter fonts . You will see a number of categories to choose from.
- Tap a font file to view font information, such as copyright, file size, and fonts it contains. You can also view letter / number, paragraph, and character formats.
Currently, the options for free fonts are extremely limited, as are font apps that are compatible with the more direct installation scheme of iOS 13. We expect that additional custom fonts will become available over time, which will be a welcome addition to iPad artists, designers, teachers and children. By adding professional fonts, people can use their mobile devices for real professional work. Adobe has already jumped into the ring. Adobe has made many fonts available for download from the Creative Cloud iOS app for use in Photoshop for iPad and in Apple's own iOS office suite. You don't have to be a Creative Cloud subscriber to access Adobe fonts, but you do need to set up a free Creative Cloud account. Another app that currently works with iOS 13 is Font Diner, which offers a range of free selections.
The methods by which each app downloads and installs fonts vary at this point, even in iOS 13, so don't expect all apps to behave in the same way. The free installation of the Fonteer app works a bit differently than Font Diner, just like iFont, but it lets you collect fonts from Google Fonts and Font Squirrel into collections.
Go to Settings> General> Fonts to delete a font. and swipe left over a font in the list or tap Edit at the top right, select the fonts you want to delete, and then tap Delete .
How to use your new fonts
Currently, custom fonts are usually only available for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for your iOS devices. The Adobe font was the only thing that could be used in Apple Mail. Although more apps are expected to come on board, the timetable in these early days is unclear.
- If you want to use custom fonts now, launch one of Apple's productivity apps on your iPhone or iPad.
- For example, in pages & # 39; s, create a new document and tap the brush icon at the top to display the formatting options.
- Tap the ABC icon to display available fonts.
- Scroll through the font list: third-party fonts that you have installed are displayed here.
- Tap the font to select it and start typing or replacing text by selecting and choosing the new font.
Third-party fonts are undoubtedly an exciting part of designing and editing on your cell phone device. Although the new font feature in iOS 13 is still under development, you can still get started with Apple's free productivity apps and, in some cases, Apple Mail.