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How to change the font of the letters on Android: the best apps

The advantages of Android with respect to other platforms in terms of customization and ability to modify the system interface are no secret at this point. With the right applications, it is possible to customize virtually any component of the interface of our Android device, from the wallpaper to the launcher , through the lock screen or the font of the letters.

Precisely today we focus on this last case, because although there is endless information on the network on how to change the launcher, the best wallpapers and many other tricks and tips on customization , sometimes the possibility of changing the source in Android is in the background, despite being an option that can give a unique style to our devices. In this article we show you the best applications with which to change the fonts of the letters on Android , in a simple way.

The best apps to change the font on Android and how to do it step by step

Before proceeding to download any of the following applications that we propose to change the source on Android, you have to take into account that some brands of smartphones allow you to do it natively , and therefore it will not be necessary to resort to an external app. This is the case of Samsung, Huawei or LG, among others, which include an option in the system settings – normally under the screen settings – that allows you to modify the font by one of the included ones, and even download new styles.

But if your mobile is not of any of these brands, or it is but does not have the option to change the font included in the system settings, these are the best applications you can use for it.

IFont (Expert of fonts)

Probably the most famous application to change the font on Android is iFont . With more than 10 million installations through Google Play, it is a reference in the category of customization applications for Android , and it really is one of the ones that best fulfills its mission.

As soon as you install the app, a huge list of sources of all kinds will appear on the screen. Each font includes the size of the download package, and also indicates the language for which it is intended . In addition, on the main screen we will find several tabs: Recommended, Search and My Sources.

If you want to use one of the sources proposed by iFont, just click on one of them , and through the “Download” button at the bottom, start downloading the package that includes the source. Finally, just click on “Apply” . Depending on the device being used, it is possible that the source is applied directly, or installed as an application, which will then have to be selected through the source settings in the system configuration – this is the case of Samsung phones , for example-.

If this is the first time you use iFont, several scenarios can occur. The first: that your mobile is compatible and no problems appear when applying the new font, and the second: that your mobile is not compatible with iFont. In the latter case, it is advisable to access the application settings, and modify the operating mode to select the most suitable for your device. If this doesn’t work either, I’m afraid that the only solution left is to root the device and repeat the process again .

HiFont

Another famous alternative to iFont is HiFont, a free application that, like the previous one, allows you to modify the font of Android phones, offering a huge catalog of fonts that you can download, mostly for free.

Unlike IFont, HiFont sources must be downloaded and installed through Google Play as separate applications. In doing so, the app itself will perform a check to see if the device is compatible with the font change , and if so, a large “Apply” button will appear with which to choose the font that has just been downloaded.

This app, although it is as functional as IFont, should be an alternative to use only if the previous option does not work , since this app has certain important disadvantages. For example, it is not possible to import your own styles , and also the app is full of advertising that sometimes becomes too intrusive.

Change the font on Android with a third-party launcher

A good part of the third-party launchers that exist on Google Play, offer the possibility of changing the font . This solution, of course, implies some limitations since only the font will be changed in the icons on the home screen and in the application drawer. Anyway, if that’s all you’re looking for, this may be your best option.

Nova Launcher

Despite being the most famous launcher and used in Android, Nova is also the least released offers when it comes to customizing the source . It is only possible to choose between several predefined fonts, all of them based on the native Roboto family of Android.

To change the font with Nova Launcher, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold on a gap in the home screen and enter the launcher settings.
  2. Depending on the part of the interface where you want to change the font of the icons, enter the Desktop, Applications or Folders menu.
  3. Select the Customize icons option.
  4. Display the Font menu and choose the font you want to use

Action Launcher

The alternative to Nova Launcher created by developer Chris Lacy, Action Launcher, also offers the option of changing the interface source . The way to change the font in this case is also simpler than in Nova Launcher, and it will be enough to select a style to apply to all the icons on the home screen. These are the steps to follow:

  1. Press and hold on a gap in the home screen and enter the launcher settings.
  2. Choose from one of the fonts included in the application.

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