Being able to properly read the text that’s on your screen is extremely important, especially if you have trouble seeing. Our phones come with a standard font size applied out of the box, but that might now always be the best. So, this is why you might want to know how to change the font size on your Android phone.
Just know that this process might not be the same for your specific device. Different Android manufacturers sometimes add their own take on the software. Thus, phones from different companies might have different ways of changing the font size.
This article will show you the most common method to do so. It will also explain how to do it using stock Android, OnePlus’ OxygenOS 13, Samsung’s One UI, and Motorola’s take on Android.
How to change the font size on stock Android
So let’s get started with good old stock Android. Since most phone manufacturers use stock Android, there’s a good chance that this will apply to you. First, you’re going to want to go to your settings. Bring down your notification shade and tap on the little gear icon.
There, scroll down to the Display section. On the resulting page, scroll about halfway down the page until you see the Display size and text button.
The resulting page is a hub for you to resize the UI to your liking. This is also useful if you’re setting up a device for an older user. You’ll see two sliders under the preview grid of app icons. The top one adjusts the size of the font.
When you adjust the slider, you’ll see the font size in the preview change in real-time. You can also swipe left or right on the preview to see some other examples of how the UI will look after your adjustments.
Under that slider, you’ll see a slider that changes the size of the UI as a whole. This will change the size of everything including the text font. This means that app icons, menus, buttons, etc. will grow or shrink. You don’t have to press any buttons to confirm the change. It will apply automatically.
Under those sliders, you’ll see some additional options to help with the visibility of the text and other elements. The first option will turn all of the text in the software bold.
The second option is called High Contrast Text. This will make all of text black with a white outline and vice versa. This will make all of the text in the UI pop out from the background more.
Since there are so many Galaxy phone users, it’s necessary to note that the process is the same on Samsung’s One UI. Go to your settings, find the Display settings, and go to the Font size and style section. There, you’ll use the slider to change the size of the text.
How to change the font size on OxygenOS 13
OnePlus has made an identity for itself in the Android space over the years. Thus, it’s worth explaining how to change the font on a OnePlus device. Just like with the other versions of Android mentioned, you’ll want to access the settings. Next, you’ll want to scroll down until you reach the Personalizations section.
On that page, just like with stock Android, you’ll see a preview of how your UI will look with the settings applied. At the bottom of the available settings you can change, you’ll see a Fonts & display size button. Tapping on it will bring up another page with another preview. You can adjust the size by moving the slider.
You can also change the size of the interface as a whole. Under the Font size button, you’ll see a Display size button. Move that slider to change the display size.
Also, you can change the actual system font as well. Right under the preview, you’ll see some buttons with the available fonts. It’s automatically set to Roboto, but you can also change it to OnePlus Sans.
How to change the font size on a Motorola phone
There are plenty of people who use Motorola phones, so it’s useful to include a section dedicated to those phones. If you want a fast track to change the font on these phones, just hold your finger down on the home screen. You’ll see a little window pop up with some options. Tap on the Personalize option.
There, you’ll see a page with a bunch of customization options. Look for the Font size button. There, you’ll see a page where you can adjust the size of the font and the UI.
This take is different, as you’re not using sliders. Instead, you’ll see a couple of buttons with little text previews in them. The same thing will go for the display size section. Just choose which size you want to apply, and you’ll see it change for the interface.
Speaking of different versions of Android, Android Headlines was able to review several devices that use other versions of Android. Here are some recommendations.
If you’re looking for a strong vanilla Android experience, you can take a look at the latest Google Pixel phones. These are the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. These come with the latest Google Tensor chip, great displays, and some neat software features. Also, we can’t forget about the amazing cameras in these phones.
If you’re looking to save some money, then you can take a look at the Pixel 6a. This is the budget Pixel phone. It uses the flagship-grade Google Tensor chip, so you know you’re getting amazing performance. Also, it has a set of amazing cameras.
If you’re a fan of Motorola’s devices, then you might want to look into the Motorola Stylus 5G (2022). This phone was released earlier this year. It has a large and high-quality display with great colors and sunlight visibility. You’ll have some good performance when it comes to doing tasks and gaming. It was able to tackle Genshin Impact like a champ. Also, it has the built-in stylus.
If you’re looking for an affordable phone with an amazing display and spectacular speakers, then the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is right up your alley. This phone uses Samsung’s latest iteration of One UI, and it comes with a ton of features. Also, the cameras are really good for the price.