Change Notes Font for iPad and iPhone

Sep 28, 2010 - 3 Comments

change notes font

Tired of the scribbly marker looking font in the Notes app on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? You can easily change the font in the Notes app by adjusting the settings in iOS:

  • Tap on “Settings”
  • Tap on “Notes”
  • Select the font you want to use by tapping on it. Chalkboard, Helvetica, and Market Felt are the options

Helvetica is by far the cleanest looking choice, and Marker Felt is the new default. Similar fonts can be changed in the Notes app in Mac OS X since it’s addition to Mountain Lion.

Switching these fonts has been possible since iOS 4.2.

Updated: 8/7/2012

You can download iOS 4.2 beta now if you’re a developer, otherwise this functionality and much more with iOS 4.2 comes to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch in November.

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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. GLS says:

    There’s also the quirky way which works in precious versions of iOS.
    Enable a Chinese Pinyin keyboard. In Notes (existing or a new one) switch to the Chinese keyboard, hit any key and the font changes to Helvetica (I guess). From there you can type any language.

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  3. JB says:

    I like the way you explain things!

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