Many people dislike the default font (Maker Felt) used in the iPhone’s Notes app. Luckily, Apple recently supplied a way to select from two other fonts. There are also a few “unofficial” ways to change the fonts of the Notes app. First, here’s the official way:
How to Change the Font in Notes
1. Open the iPhone’s Settings:
2. Scroll down and tap Notes:
3. Select from the 3 default fonts: Marker Felt, Chalkboard, or Helvetica.
And here are two ways to squeeze out a few more fonts in the Notes app:
The Chinese Keyboard Method
1.Tap the iPhone’s Setting’s icon:
2. Tap General
3. Scroll down and tap Keyboard
4. Tap International Keyboards
5. Scroll down all the way to the bottom and tap Chinese (Simplified):
6. Switch the tab labeled Pinyin to On:
You’ll only have to do steps 1-6 once. Steps 8 and 9 will have to be repeated every time you want to change the font.
7. Open the Notes app.
8. Create a new note, and when the keyboard pops up, hit the little globe icon until you see the Chinese keyboard. Most of the keys will be the same as the English version, but the space bar and return button will have Chinese characters on it:
9. Type one letter, then switch back to the English keyboard.
Now, when you continuing typing, the note will be in Verdana font.
The Computer to iPhone Method (Mac Only)
This method is for Mac users only, as it involves creating notes in the Mac Mail application. With this method, you can use dozens of fonts.
1. In the Mail program on your Mac, create a new Note:
2. Change the font style to whatever desired font style you want on the iPhone and type a letter or two in that font:
3. Click Done.
4. Connect your iPhone to the computer.
5. In iTunes, select your iPhone in the left sidebar.
6. Under the Info tab, scroll down and make sure the checkbox for “Sync notes” is checked:
7. Hit Apply or Sync
8. On the iPhone, open the Notes app.
9. Find the note you just created on the Mac, open it, and start typing. You’ll see the text is in the same the font you used on the Mac.
You can also use this method to change the font color and size:
Note that the font change will only work in the note that you created in the Mac’s Mail application. If you try to copy and paste the text into a new note, it will revert back to Marker Felt. Now, create a 100 notes with a single character typed in Helvetica, and you’ll never have to use Marker Felt again!
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