Change the font on your Android device

​Ready for a change to make your Android device feel new or just different? Check out these steps for changing your font.

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Here at CNET How To you've read about ways to make your Android device feel new again. From changing wallpapers, themes, or launchers, to even a master reset for speed -- there are lots of options out there. One of the lesser-known adjustments you can make is changing your font. It's super easy, and it can help reduce eyestrain if your text is too small, or fit more on your screen if you think the font is too big.

You're only a few taps away, so let's get started:

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First you'll want to look for the Display menu. On some phones and tablets, this choice will be on the Device tab.

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Next, tap on Font (style) and pick from the current choices, or click the button to download others. The more narrow fonts will prevent application names from clashing together on the home screen. Don't forget to adjust the font size.

Note: If you don't see any choices in the download area for your specific phone, you can search for other font apps on the Google Play store. Example search: fonts Galaxy S5

Once you apply the change, the font will appear across your entire device, even inside many (if not all) of your apps.

CNET's Lori Grunin said she changed fonts so she could read the tiny text in her Calendar app. What benefit will you gain by changing fonts? Share your thoughts in the comments.

 

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