How to change the font of your Android

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Android is a system completely open when it comes to customization. In this field, its main competitor, iOS, is far behind. One of the aspects that the user can modify in Android is the font. There are several ways to do it and in this guide you will find them all.

Change font and font natively

Before installing third-party applications, it is interesting check if the manufacturer of your device has included this option natively. Although not all allow it, some big brands, such as Samsung or Huawei, support this type of customization. But they are not the only ones.

In our case, we show you how to do it in the layer included by Realme, Realme UI. The first step is to visit the phone settings. Then, it is necessary to enter the customization section.

Access the customization section

There, we will select the option Font & display size. As the device indicates, the current font is Roboto.

Fountains areaFountains area

The device includes an additional font called Real Choice. It also allows you to modify the thickness, the font size and the density of the interface elements. Finally, it is possible to purchase more sources by clicking on the button More.

More sourcesMore sources

Some store options are free. You just have to click on Apply to download and install them on your device.

Realme Font StoreRealme Font Store

As you can see in the following image, the entire interface uses the font chosen from the store.

Result of the font changeResult of the font change

To recover the original font, simply go back to the customization section and enter the font configuration area, as we have indicated in the previous steps. Once there, choose Roboto again.

Change the font with apps

If your device does not support font switching natively, you will need use a third-party app. A good option is FontFix. You must bear in mind that you will need root access for it to work.


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After downloading and installing it, open it and go to its main screen. In the list of sources select the one you like the most.

Select sourceSelect source

Next, click on the download button.

Download typographyDownload typography

In the popup dialog, use the button Install to continue.

Install font on AndroidInstall font on Android

Confirm the installation again with the button Install.

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Finally, click on Reboot to save the changes.

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When your device restarts, the selected font will be used for all texts in the system. This includes alerts, notifications, settings, and even the keyboard.

Change font on Android with launchers

The last option that we propose to change the font of your phone is to use a launcher, also known by the English term launcher. It is the only possible option if the manufacturer of your device does not include the option natively and if you are not a root user.

Nova Launcher

With Nova Launcher you can apply some aesthetic touches to the font of your device. However, these changes they only apply to the launcher’s own elements, such as the labels that show the name of the applications.


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After accessing the Nova Launcher settings, tap Home screen.

Nova Launcher SettingsNova Launcher Settings

Then open Icon layout.

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In section Font, open the drop-down and select the font style.

Font style in Nova LauncherFont style in Nova Launcher

As you have seen, you have up to four different styles to customize the launcher’s typography.

Action Launcher

Action Launcher also allows you to apply modifications to the typography that it displays. As in the previous case, these changes are not appreciated in the applications, since they are limited to the elements of the launcher.


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Open the Action Launcher settings to get started.

Action Launcher SettingsAction Launcher Settings

Tap on Appearance.

Appearance settingsAppearance settings

So, tap on Font.

Font settingFont setting

Select the option that most convinces you from the list.

Source modificationSource modification

Immediately, the launcher font will have been modified to the chosen style or font.