Install Fonts alert in Creative Cloud app on iOS 13
Khamosh Pathak / How-To Geek

The iPhone and iPad are maturing into productivity platforms with the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. One of Apple’s latest features is the capability to use custom fonts while using a design or writing app.

How Custom Fonts Support Works

The custom fonts feature released in iPadOS 13.2 and iOS 13.2 is limited to apps that support it. This means the feature doesn’t extend to the system UI.

As of now, Apple’s apps such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Mail support custom fonts.

Different custom fonts shown on iPhone
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Custom fonts can be downloaded using apps on the App Store. Right now, the only major provider is Adobe. Using Adobe’s Creative Cloud app, you can download over 1,300 fonts for free and more than 17,000 premium fonts if you have a Creative Cloud subscription.

How to Install Custom Fonts on iPhone and iPad

Once you’ve installed the free Adobe Creative Cloud app on your iPhone or iPad, log in to your Adobe account.

Next, tap on the “Fonts” tab from the bottom toolbar.

Tap on the Fonts tab

Here, in the “Browse Adobe Fonts” section, you’ll be able to browse all available fonts. If you want to search for something specific, tap on the “Search” button from the top toolbar.

Tap on Search to search for fonts

Once you find a font you like, tap on the “Install Fonts” link.

Tap on the Install Fonts button

From the popup, tap on the “Install” button.

Tap on Install from the popup

In a second or two, the font will be downloaded and installed on your iPhone or iPad.

To view all downloaded fonts, go to the “Installed Fonts” tab.

Tap on Installed Fonts tab

If you want to delete a font, tap on the “Menu” button next to each font.

Tap on the menu button for options

Here, select the “Remove fonts on All Devices” option.

Tap to remove font from all devices

You can also manage fonts from the Settings app. Go to General > Fonts. Here, you’ll see a list of all installed fonts. Tap on a font for more information.

Select a font from the Fonts page in settings

If you want to delete a font, tap on the “Remove” button.

Tap on Remove from top toolbar

From the popup, tap on the “Remove This Font Family?” button to confirm.

Tap on Remove this font family option

How to Use Installed Custom Fonts

As stated above, custom fonts work only in apps that support the new font picker. In this example, we’ll use Apple’s own Pages app.

When you’re in a document in the Pages app, tap on the “Paintbrush” icon.

Tap on the “Font” option.

Tap on the Font option in Pages

Scroll up on this list and find one of the fonts you downloaded. You’ll see the document or text update instantly with the new font.

Choose the downloaded font

Custom fonts are one of the many new features in iPadOS 13 that brings the iPad closer to being a computer. If you’ve got an iPad Pro, take a look at the new external drive support in the Files app.

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