How to Change the iPhone Mail Font

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Learn how to change fonts in the Mail app by choosing between other pre-installed fonts. The option isn't easy to find, so we'll show you how to do it. Let's start learning how to get different fonts in your iPhone's Mail app. 

How to Use iOS Font Options on Your iPhone & iPad

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To begin, open the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad, tap the email account that you want to use, tap the compose button, and enter an email address and subject line for your email:

  1. After starting a new email, tap the text field.

    tap the text field in your email on iphone
  2. Tap the left-facing triangle that appears under the text field. 

    tap the arrow above the keyboard to show font options
  3. Tap the font icon (an upper and lower-case letter a).

    tap the font icon to change fonts
  4. Tap Default Font.

    tap default font to see iphone font options
  5. You'll see a list of fonts, tap one to select it.

    iphone font options
  6. You'll see the name of the font you selected, and you can tap the text field to begin using your font choice. 

    use your new iphone font

In my experience, I've encountered some difficulties with attempting to change the font in an email. Generally, it doesn't seem to like to change the font when there is already text in the mail. In this case, it seems to work best to select the text you want to change and then pick a font. This should change the selected text to the new font.

Also worth noting are the many other options for adjusting the font to your tastes in Mail's font menu. Explore the other settings here, and you can easily learn how to change the font size and other elements of the font style.

If you'd like to learn more about other fun app features, read about how to use FaceTime filters, and how to find unread text messages on your iPhone

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.