BytaFont is intended to be an easy-to-use application that allows you to apply fonts on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad with few taps.
You may download new fonts for free in Cydia (Fonts section, ModMyi repository) or via iPhoneRuler.net.
The Home tab is meant to provide information and news. Here you can find:
The Browse fonts tab provides an easy way to browse iPhoneRuler.net’s fonts: there are more than 550 BytaFont fonts, and it would be difficult to see all of them via Cydia; within this tab you can see the most recent fonts and the coming soon, you can browse by name, category and tag or you may have a look at the most appreciated and downloaded fonts.
The Basic tab displays the list of all the available fonts to let you choose the font to apply.
One or more check marks indicate the latest font(s) applied via BytaFont.
To have a preview of how the font will look once applied to your iDevice, just tap the detail button (internet connection required). The font related screenshots are available for each font ported by iPhoneRuler.net; if you have ported one or more fonts to use with BytaFont and you would like to share your screenshots, contact us.
As soon as you have chosen what you like, tap the font name and confirm your selection.
Your device will respring and the font will be applied system wide (LockClock, Keyboard, Dialer/Calculator, System, Siri, Notes – if your iOS is >= 4.2.1 you have to select Marker Felt in Settings > Notes).
When applying a font, you are warned about missing files or invalid fonts; you may choose to cancel the operation or you can continue: only the valid files will be applied.
You can revert to the factory fonts whenever you want: just tap the “Restore original” button to apply the original fonts of your device.
Please notice that BytaFont creates the backup only the very first time it is started (e.g. after a jailbreak): if you update or uninstall/reinstall BytaFont, the BytaFont Backup is not removed.
If your BytaFont backup does not contain the factory fonts (e.g. because you have changed them manually before launching BytaFont), you can download the “Original Fonts” package working with your firmware from Cydia (Fonts section, ModMyi repository), then apply it as any other font.
To create a new BytaFont Backup, you may have a look at: Restore the iOS original fonts (Manual restore).
The Advanced tab lets you choose where to apply which font: it displays a list with the details of your current configuration (n/a means not available, i.e. you haven’t applied a font yet).
When you tap an item in the list, you are allowed to choose one of the available fonts. e.g. if you select Lockscreen Clock, the following view will show up:
You can keep the current font or choose a new font. As in the Basic tab, you can tap the detail button to see the font-related screenshots (internet connection required).
Whenever your selection changes, the name of the font becomes blue while it remains dark gray if the item is unchanged.
Once you have done with the configuration, tap Apply and respring and confirm.
The More tab allows you to apply Arabic fonts and to set the font used by iBooks.
The usage of these additional options is the same as for the Basic tab: just select the font you like and apply.
Please notice that you have to select Georgia as font for iBooks in order to see the font applied. Respring is not required, so you will see the font immediately.
If you try to apply a font and the following message appears, do not worry: BytaFont is just informing you that iBooks cannot be skinned with this font, because it does not provide some necessary files (see also our FAQ page). In this case you may ask the author of the font if it is possible to provide iBooks files for the font.
This version works with iOS 4 up to iOS 6.x