Apple is supposedly set to bring its San Francisco font to iOS and OS X following its debut on the Apple Watch and brand-new MacBook’s keyboard. With beta releases of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 most likely to come from WWDC 2015 we should not need to wait too long to see exactly what the switch from Helvetica Neue appears like, however what if you not only want to see it, but wish to experience it right now?

Listed below we have the steps needed to install the San Francisco font as the system font on an iPhone, changing Helvetica Neue throughout iOS. The steps will, undoubtedly, need you to be jailbroken so if that isn’t really your cup of tea, look away now.


If you are jailbroken and fancy a change of font then follow along below.

Step 1: Launch Cydia before searching for and installing BytaFont 2.


Step 2: As soon as BytaFont 2 is installed then you require to install the San Francisco font onto your device, and to do that you need to add a brand-new source to Cydia. The source you need is Add it by tapping ‘Sources,’ then ‘Edit’ and finally ‘Add.’ Cydia will refresh at this point and then put you back at the sources screen.

Step 3: Tap ‘dbk1ng –’ followed by ‘iOS 8 Fonts – dbk1ng.’


Step 4: In here you will find a few fonts, however the two we want are ‘San Francisco iOS8′ and ‘San Francisco Display.’ The latter is a somewhat weightier version of the previous. It’s up to you which to opt for and there’s no reason you can’t try them both as far as we can see.


Step 5: Head on back to your home screen and launch BytaFont 2. Now tap the ‘Swap Mode’ button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 6: Tap ‘Basic’ followed by the name of the font you want to try. BytaFont 2 will ask for confirmation and then go off and do its thing.


Step 7: Following a respring, you’re done. Your system font will now be San Francisco, whichever taste of it you chose.

If you wish to return back to the default system font – – Helvetica Neue – – then simply introduce BytaFont as soon as again from your device’s home screen, and select the ‘BytaFont Backup’ under the ‘Swap Mode’ tab.


Now you’re residing in the future, waiting for all us non-jailbreakers to catch up! Enjoy your brand-new font.


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