So you have been collecting a rather large number of fonts and you are left wondering – “What’s next?”. If you work on an iPad it can be a little crazy to find an easy way to install fonts (TRUST ME I KNOW). So hopefully by the end of this article, you will be pro at installing fonts on your iPad.
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What you need:
- Font (link takes you to Font bundles for free fonts!)
- iFont (free app available to download)
- Program to use it in (this tutorial will use Procreate)
What you do:
- Download your font! Seriously have you checked out the Free font of the week over at FontBundles?
- Click on the Download button (down arrow next the URL) to show all of your downloads.
- Click on your recent download zip file. It will pop up a folder that contains your zip files.
- Tap your ZIP for it to automatically unzip your file.
- Open that new folder and tap on the .otf. Your font should shop up with A – Z and the standard “The quick brown fox….” text displayed.
- Tap the button in the top corner (looks like a box with an arrow pointing up).
- Select “Copy to iFont” and open the app if it didn’t already pop up.
- Tap “Install” on the left hand side.
- You will now want to open up your iPad settings, go to General, and then select Profile. You should see “downloaded profile” with your font right under it.
- Tap the font and then tap install.
A few photos to help you out 🙂
You are now SET! you can play with your new font in any program. If you know an easier way to install fonts, PLEASE tell me! This took a minute to figure out and I would love a short cut.