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How to change the font on a Samsung Galaxy

If you want to personalise your phone a little more than just changing the wallpaper, here’s how you can adapt the text to your liking.

Once you’ve got your hands on a brand new phone, there’s nothing more rewarding than adjusting it to make sure it feels truly yours. From new apps to new wallpaper there are plenty of ways to go about this, and if you want to go a step further you can even change the look of the text on your device’s user interface. Here’s how you can do that if you own a Samsung Galaxy device.

What we used

The Short Version

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap ‘Display’
  • Scroll down to ‘Font size and style’
  • Select ‘Font style’, and choose a new font for your device

How to change the font on a Samsung Galaxy: Step-By-Step

  1. Step

    Open the Settings app

    First, head to your phone’s Settings app – it’s the one with an icon like a gear cog.

  2. Step

    Tap ‘Display’

    Once the app is open, tap on “Display” (which has a green-coloured sun icon next to it) in order to make changes to your phone’s display.

  3. Step

    Scroll down to ‘Font size and style’

    Now scroll further down the display and tap on the bit that says ‘Font size and style’ in order to make adjustments to the text’s appearance.

  4. Step

    Select ‘Font style’, and choose a new font for your device

    From the menu that you can see on screen, tap on the option that reads ‘Font Style’ in order to change the look of the text on your phone. Here you can select one of the pre-installed font or download some new ones.


How can I change the font back again?

Simply follow this guide again, and select ‘Default’ when you come to select the font style

Does this method also work with an iPhone?

No, this guide just concerns Samsung Galaxy devices. However, there is a similar process for other Android handsets.

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