iOS 4.2: Changing Fonts in Notes

Notes is an app that’s been included with iOS since the first iPhone shipped, and until the release of iOS 4.2 it didn’t offer any customization options. With the latest iOS update, however, users can finally change the default font in Notes without resorting to hacks.

Notes finally includes fonts other than Marker Felt

To change the font used in your Notes documents on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, do this:

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Notes.
  • Select the font you want to use for viewing and editing notes.
  • If you are using an newer iOS device, you can also choose which email account to use when syncing notes.

Chalkboard is easier to read…

The default Notes font is Chalkboard in iOS 4.2, which is a big step up from Marker Felt — the original Notes font, and still available as an option. You can also choose Helvetica as an easier to read option.

…but Helvetica is even easier.

The Notes font setting is a per-device option, so if you create notes on your iPad and iPhone, you’ll need to set your preference on both.