It might not seem like a big deal, but it’s a fact that lots of users decide to change the default font displayed on the menus of their mobile device. This is sometimes automatically possible depending on the manufacturer and the version of Android you’re using. If not, here are a few methods to change the font of the menus on your smartphone or tablet, whether by using GO Launcher EX or installing the iFont application.
GO Launcher EX
The most efficient and customizable method. The free GO Launcher EX is one of the most complete and versatile launchers you can find for Android, thanks to which you can change the look of your device at all levels, including the icon style and transitions, format of the menus or – what’s of interest here – the fonts displayed on the screen. The only specific restriction on this method is that you can only change the menu fonts, but not the fonts inside the apps themselves.
Once the app is installed you can activate it from the Settings > Home menu. After the initial tutorial you can access the setup menu by holding down on the screen on the desktop and accessing the GO Settings section. Inside, you need to go to Customization > Fonts > Select font and choose one from the list. If you click the Scan fonts option it will detect all the ones on the device’s internal memory, and given that many apps include their own, the number will improve considerably.
iFont (Expert of Fonts)
This app, unlike the launcher, does indeed let you change the default font for all your apps, meaning, for instance, you can view your WhatsApp chats with another font. The only problem is that its use is restricted to certain brands like Samsung (Galaxy S3, S4, Note, or Note II), Xiaomi with the MIUI launcher, Huawei with EmotionUI, or Meizu. If you want to use it on a Sony, HTC, or Motorola device you’ll need it to be rooted (this can be done with tools like Towelroot or Kingroot even if you don’t know much about the subject).
To change the font you just have to access the app and scan the device for fonts, and also download new ones to your account. Even still, some of the manufacturers mentioned above include by default the option to change your fonts without installing anything. If you look over the Settings > Screen section you’ll definitely find the option alongside the one to change the font size.