How to change System Font in iOS 7 with BytaFont 2


One of the coolest things you can do after jailbreaking your iOS device is change the system font.

So it was great to see BytaFont updated to version 2 for iOS 7 and 64-bit A7 chip.

BytaFont 2 is free jailbreak tweak that allows you change the system font on your jailbroken iOS device, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

Installing BytaFont 2:

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on the Search tab, and search for BytaFont 2
  • Tap on BytaFont 2 from the search results (not BytaFont as that is not compatible with iOS 7)
  • Tap on Install, followed by the Confirm button.

Installing Font:

By default, BytaFont doesn’t include any fonts, you need to download them from Cydia.

  • Launch Cydia, and tap on the Sections tab.
  • Scroll down to Fonts (BytaFont 2)
  • Now you can install any font that are available in this sub-section  [note that only the fonts under this sub-section are compatible with BytaFont 2]
  • For the purpose of this tutorial, I select the Neuropol Font from the list, which is one of my favorite fonts.
  • Tap on Install, followed by the Confirm button.

Change Font:

That’s it, the font has been installed. All you need to do is select the font you’ve installed using BytaFont 2.

  • So launch BytaFont 2 from the Home screen
  • Tap on the Basic tab
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  • Here you should see Neuropol as one of the options.
  • Tap on it. It will prompt you if you’re sure you want to proceed.
  • Tap on the Yes button. This will respring your device.

After the respring, you should see the font has been applied on your iOS device as you can see below.

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Lock Screen Before (left), After (right)

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Home screen Before (left), After (right)

Alternatively, check the video walkthrough where we show you how to change the system font:

You have the option to change the font in some of the stock apps such as Camera, iBooks and the keyboard via the Advanced tab.

bytafont2-advanced

If you want to revert back to the default font, you need to select BytaFont Backup in the BytaFont 2 app or uninstall the tweak. The More tab allows you to apply Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hebrew and Thai fonts.

BytaFont v2 is localized in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese.

If you’re on iOS 6, then you can install BytaFont (v1.7.1) to change the system font.

Let me know how it goes in the comments below.

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