Change font size on andriod

How to change font size on an android phone is one of the common questions we get from Android users. Smartphones would not be called so if they are not actually smart. Android devices give users the power to adjust many features to suit their preferences. One of these is the font size. 

Did you realize the size of the text on your phone is too small making it difficult to read or too big and just not suitable for you? It takes less than a minute to adjust font size on any Android phone.

When it comes to changing the font size on your android phone, you have to be aware that there are a few different options that you can consider. These include:

  • Changing font size of text that will appear in various apps (especially message apps like SMS apps, WhatsApp, Facebook)
  • Changing the size of the display on your screen
  • Using the magnification feature on your phone

You have to also note that some apps on android phones may have their own settings to change the font size. We are going to cover as much of these options as possible. Also, the settings may be a bit different for the various brands of android phones and for that matter we will also look at how to achieve this on some popular android brands.

Steps to change font size on Android phone

For most android phones, the following steps will help you change the font size. Follow the steps below to adjust the font size of an Android phone. 

  • Open settings app and tap the accessibility tab
  • Select font size
  • A slider will appear. Drag on the slider to the left or right depending on how you want your phone’s to be. Moving The slider to the right will increase the size of the font and moving it to the left will decrease the size of the font. A screen will also be seen that will show how big or small the font is as you drag to adjust.

It is this easy to adjust font size. 

Change Font Size Of An LG Device

  • Drag open the control center from the top of the screen and click on settings (gear) icon.
  • Tap “Display”
  • Select font size
  • A dialogue box will appear that shows different font sizes and a preview of them. Select your preferred font 

How to change the size of the display on your screen

You can also change the size of the overall display on your screen. 

  • Open the settings app on your device
  • Select display 
  • When the display screen opens, click on the last option, advanced. Selecting advanced will open different options. 
  • Select font size. 
  • Use the slider to adjust the size. A preview screen will be on display where you can see how big or small items on your screen will appear. 

How to change font size on android using the magnification feature on android

You can also make texts and items appear bigger on your screen by using the magnification feature on your phone.

  • Open settings
  • Select accessibility and click on magnification
  • You will see two options
  • Magnify with triple taps
  • When you select this option a screen will appear where you will be able to toggle on this feature.
  • Tap an area three times to zoom in that area
  • Drag two or more fingers to scroll and pinch two or more fingers to adjust zoom.
  • Magnify with button
  • If you select the second option, an accessibility button will appear on the lower part of your screen.
  • Click on the accessibility button and tap on the area you want to zoom in. 
  • Drag fingers to scroll or pinch two or more fingers to adjust zoom.
  • To zoom temporarily, tap the accessibility button and hold anywhere on the screen. Drag to move around the screen and lift finger to zoom out.

How to change font size of text in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the apps that allows you to change the font size of the texts within your chats. Follow the steps below to change the font size of your WhatsApp chats.

  • Open the WhatsApp application on your phone
  • Tap on the More options icon at the top right hand (three dots)
  • Tap on Settings
  • Click on Chats (second option at settings)
  • Click on Font size
  • You will be presented with 3 options
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Take note of what was originally selected 
  • Now choose a different option depending on whether you want to increase or decrease the font size

How to change text message font size on android phone

You find it hard to read messages on your Android phone? You can change this by changing the font size from your settings.

  • Open settings
  • Select display
  • On the list of options, select advanced. Selecting advanced will open another set of options
  • Select font size. 
  • You will now be able to adjust the font size by moving the slider to the left or to the right. A preview screen will be shown where you can see how the texts will appear. 

Open your messages app and you will see that  the change has taken effect. 

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How to change font size on facebook for android phone

Unlike WhatsApp where you can change the font size in the app setting to change the font size of Facebook You have to go to the devices settings.

  • Open your device settings
  • Display settings by clicking on accessibility tab
  • Adjust the display settings to your preference
  • Close Facebook and restart the app

The Facebook screen will now appear as you have set your display settings.

How to change Gmail app font size on android phone

Changing the font size of Gmail on an Android phone cannot be done within the application. You will need to do this on your device’s settings.

  • Open settings app
  • Select display. 
  • On the tabs on the display screen, click on advanced and select font size. 
  • Using the slider, increase the font size by moving the dot to the right and decrease font size by moving it to the left.

Open your Gmail app and you will see that the changes that have been made have taken effect. Your texts will appear bigger if you increased the size or smaller if you decreased the size.

How to change font size on nokia phone

To change the font size on a Nokia device follow the steps below

  • Select open your phone settings
  • The opening settings scroll and click on accessibility
  • On the accessibility screen select display and then click on font size.
  • You can now use the slider to select the font size that you want by moving it to the left two decrease the size or moving it to the right to increase the size.

How to change font size on android tablet

Tablets come in different sizes. Nonetheless the text or items on the screen may not be suitable for you. You can change this by doing the following 

  • Open settings app and tap the accessibility tab
  • Select font size
  • A slider will appear. Drag on the slider to the left or right depending on how you want your phone’s to be. Moving The slider to the right will increase the size of the font and moving it to the left will decrease the size of the font. A screen will also be seen that will show how big or small the font is as you drag to adjust.

How do I get my font back to normal size?

You noticed there is a change in the size of the phones of your phone but you didn’t not remember changing or adjusting it. There is nothing wrong with it as you can easily send it back to its original size by doing following

  • Open your phone settings
  • Look for accessibility and select it
  • The ability screen select display
  • On the options available look for font size and click on it
  • You can now adjust the font size by using the slider. Move the slider to the “default” point. If you also wish to change the font size you can do so by sliding to the left or to the right.

After following these steps, your font will go back to its original size.

You do not need any third party apps to change the font size or size of items on your screen as it can be done from your phone’s settings in less than a minute. 

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