New App Allows Users to Change System Font on iOS 16 Without Jailbreaking iPhone

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Apple’s iOS is infamous for its lack of flexibility and customisations. In contrast to Android, iOS locks down a number of options to supply a uniform expertise to customers. Whereas that results in constant efficiency, it leaves little room for personalization. Now a software program developer has provide you with an app that lets Apple customers change their iOS system font while not having to jailbreak their iPhone. The app works on iOS 16.1.2 and beneath on unjailbroken units and consists of 9 completely different fonts to experiment with, with extra being added over time.

Developer Zhuowei Zhang (@zhuowei) posted the hyperlink to his app on Twitter on December 26 and has since added extra fonts to it. The proof-of-concept app overwrites the default iOS system font — San Francisco — utilizing the CVE-2022-46689 safety exploit. In accordance with Zhang, the font substitute is just momentary and all adjustments are rolled again after a reboot. Nevertheless, he suggested customers to again up their gadget earlier than utilizing the app.

Moreover, the exploit solely impacts sure textual content in iOS and isn’t systemwide. Up to now, Zhang has posted screengrabs of the iPhone settings menu, Apple Music app, the App Retailer, Messages, Contacts, and the Climate app with textual content that includes new fonts. The fonts within the app embody DejaVu Sans Condensed, DejaVu Serif, DejaVu Sans Mono, Go Common, Go Mono, Fira Sans, Segoe UI, Comedian Sans MS, and Choco Cooky.

Zhang has invited different builders to make use of his code on GitHub and add extra fonts to the app in the event that they want to. He posted the ultimate launch of WDBFontOverwrite on Thursday, which additionally lets customers import customized fonts which have been ported to iOS. The app shouldn’t be accessible on iOS 16.2 as the newest replace fastened the vulnerability that Zhang’s app exploits.

Apple does not let customers change fonts or themes by default on its iOS units. The identical, nonetheless, could be executed formally on Android units by heading to settings. Apple has added some customization choices in recent times by introducing Widgets on homescreen, however lags far behind Android in terms of personalization choices accessible to customers.

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