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Google has done an excellent job with the launch of Roboto, the default Android font and its update known as Roboto Slab. However in AndroidADN we are customization lovers, and we believe that there will always be users who want to add a personal touch to their devices so you may prefer some other fonts.

So today we bring you a tutorial where we explain step by step how to change the font on your Android, which can be tricky because Android does not offer a native form to change the font, but we are here to help you.

NON ROOT users

If you do not have root access, we will not have the possibility of replacing the font from the system files, but we can still change it using launchers or some specialized applications.

Change launcher

One way to change the font of our apps for users without root access is to install a new launcher, as some of them include a specific function for switching fonts or themes.

One of the most popular launchers that offer this feature is GO Launcher EX and although you can not change the font in the applications and Android system menus, it does in certain parts of the user interface.


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  1. After downloading and installing GO Launcher EX, to change the font of your Android you have to copy the font files into TTF format to the / sdcard / GOLauncherEx / fonts directory.
  2. From the application GO Launcher EX have to go to the main Home screen, touch the Menu button or slide the screen up.
  3. Click on the Settings button and enter Visual Settings and select fonts.
  4. Click on the Scan button and select the font fonts you want to use.

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iFont (for Samsung devices)

Another way to change the font of Android without root is iFont application that works only for Samsung devices, but may work on other devices rooted.


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  1. After installing the application, you have to save fonts in TTF format in the / sdcard.
  2. From the Font Installer application you have to click on the menu and select Backup / Restore to make a backup of the default fonts.
  3. Then you have to enter the directory / sdcard from the native file browser and open the TTF.
  4. Then you will get a message asking if you want to install the font and set it as default system font.
  5. The application will ask you grant root privileges and go!
  6. You can also access the catalog of fonts from the Server tab and select the font you like.

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We hope you enjoyed the methods that we offered to change the fonts on your Android device and tell us the results in the comments section.

Esteban Cejas

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