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How to change fonts for Android

For those who want to take their Android personalization to the next level, changing fonts is a great option. Here's how!
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March 16, 2022

One of the best things about Android is just how customizable it is. You can personalize the experience to exactly what you want, and one of the ways to do so is by changing fonts. Depending on the phone you have, it might not be straightforward, though. Here’s how to change fonts on Android.

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To change fonts on Android, first, check the device settings. Phones from Samsung, HTC, LG, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus have built-in font customization settings. You can also use a third-party launcher like Action launcher to completely customize your user experience, including changing the font.


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Check your phone settings

While you cannot customize your system font in stock Android, some manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG, and OnePlus make it easy to change fonts for Android. The process may vary depending on your specific handset.

Nearly all Samsung Android devices let you change the font style. Samsung has pre-installed a few extra fonts besides the default one, but you can get more online through the Galaxy Store (both free and paid). To change the font, go to Settings–>Display–>Font size and style. Tap the font’s name that you want and set it as the system font.

On a OnePlus phone, go to Settings–>Customization–>Fonts and select the font you want. There are only two options available, though. With Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo phones, you can change the font by going to the built-in Themes app.

Change the font with a third-party launcher

If you can’t change your font system-wide, then a trick to change fonts for Android is to install a custom launcher. This will replace your main home screen and will often affect other UI elements across the system as well.

GO Launcher

GO Launcher is a launcher aimed specifically at those users who like to customize their phones. That includes changing fonts. To change font styles in GO Launcher, copy the TTF or OTF font files on your phone. Long press on the home screen and select GO Settings. Choose Font–>Select Font. Pick the font you want or tap Scan to add files stored on your device. This won’t be a system-wide change but will include the menus and app icons.

Action Launcher: Pixel Edition

Action Launcher: Pixel Edition is another excellent option to customize your phone. To change your font using Action Launcher, go to Action launcher settings–>Appearance–>Font and choose the font. There isn’t a huge selection, but it’s a system-wide change.

Smart Launcher 6

Smart Launcher 6 is another launcher that will let you select new fonts for Android. There’s a very decent selection of fonts available in Smart Launcher. Go to Settings–>Global appearance–>Font.