Edited by: Shaurya Sharma
Last update: December 30, 2022, 13:50 IST
Developed by Zhuowei Zhang, this app is only compatible with iOS 16.1.2 and earlier versions on non-jailbroken devices. (Image: Apple)
A developer has created an app that allows users to customize the fonts of their iPhone without requiring a jailbreak. Users can choose from a decent collection of fonts.
Apple’s iOS isn’t known for its customization options, and it lags behind Android in this regard. While recent updates such as iOS 16 have attempted to improve the user experience, basic customization options such as changing the UI font are still lacking. Previously, the only way to change the fonts on an iPhone was to jailbreak the device, but this would void the warranty and risk damaging the device.
However, the developer has created an app that allows users to customize their iPhone’s fonts without the need for a jailbreak. This offers a safer and more convenient alternative for those who want to personalize their device without risking potential damage.
Developed by Zhuowei Zhang, the app is only compatible with iOS 16.1.2 and earlier versions on non-jailbroken devices, offers multiple fonts to choose from, and may add more in the future.
This app takes advantage of the CVE-2022-46689 security vulnerability to temporarily change the default iOS system font, San Francisco, to one of many available options. Zhang says the typeface change is temporary and will revert after a reboot. He says the process is safe, but warns users to back up their devices before installing the app.
Regarding available fonts, Zhang said: Also added “Go Regular, Go Mono, Segoe UI, Comic Sans MS”.
Zhang also posted a link to his GitHub, inviting other developers to contribute and “try CVE-2022-46689.”
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