The iPhone supports a variety of custom fonts across many system and third-party apps. Fonts can add a fresh design element to documents or social media posts, and make communications more interesting by emphasizing text. The process of using custom fonts on the iPhone takes a few steps to set up.
Before typing with a different font, a third-party app offering new font keyboards can be installed from the App Store. Follow these steps to get custom font keyboards up and running on the iPhone or iPad:
There are many built-in keyboard shortcuts on the iPhone and iPad. These symbols can be typed directly, instead of having to cut and paste them from elsewhere.
The degree symbol (°) is hidden in the iOS and iPadOS keyboard. To type this symbol directly, press and hold over the numerical zero key (0).
There are many ways to get extra help when using the iPhone for everyday tasks. One of the Accessibility features built into iOS is Typing Feedback. This feature provides auditory confirmation of keyboard input across the system. Entering text in any app can be accompanied by live feedback to read characters, words, or help with predictive text options.
Typing with one finger is easier on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with Apple's built-in QuickPath keyboard. The feature can be found on devices running iOS 13 or later. Once enabled, swiping between keys without lifting off the screen automatically predicts words. Previously, typing with gestures was only possible using a third-party keyboard such as SwiftKey.