One of the coolest things you can do with a jailbroken device is to change the system font to something a bit more exotic than what you’d typically observe on a stock handset. But not all font-swapping tweaks support Apple’s latest A12(X) handset varieties.
Here to help with the dilemma above is a new free jailbreak tweak release called A-Font by iOS developer Baw Apple.
As shown in the screenshot examples above, A-Font lets you customize your iOS device’s system font much like popular existing tweaks like BytaFont. The tweak impacts just about every instance of text on your handset, including the Home screen, the Status Bar, text within apps, and even text on webpages.
Upon installing A-Font, you will find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure A-Font to your liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle A-Font on or off on demand
- Enable or disable A-Font for Webkit (websites via Safari)
- Choose your preferred font
The developer provides a Restart SpringBoard button in the preference pane so that you can save your changes on demand. A respring is necessary to append different fonts, so you’ll want to make use of this button any time you change your system font.
From what we can tell, A-Font is particularly lightweight. It doesn’t appear to bog down our iPhone 6 any, and so we’d only expect zippier performance on newer handsets, such as the iPhone X and later.
If you’re interested in trying A-Font for yourself, then you can download it for free from Baw Apple’s beta repository in Cydia or Sileo. If you aren’t already using this repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice via the following URL:
A-Font works on all jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices.
Have you customized your iOS device’s system font with A-Font yet? Let us know how it went for you in the comments section below!