How to use San Francisco system font on your iPhone or iPad [Jailbreak Tweak]

BY Cody

Published 24 May 2015

If you’ve been looking for a new font for your jailbroken device, maybe you should give the new iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 font a try. The San Francisco font can be installed on your iPhone/iPad or even your Mac right now. 

Apple created the San Francisco font for the Apple Watch. Alan Dye, Senior Vice President of Human Interface at Apple explained the new typeface while speaking to Wired.

The letters are more square, Dye says, “but with gentle, curved corners,” mimicking the Watch’s case. It’s wide and legible at small sizes, but when it gets larger the letters tighten up a little more. “We just find it beautiful.”

Here we’ll be taking a look how to do it on your iPhone/iPad. If you want it on your Mac, check out our post here. (Note: All screenshots below are in the “San Francisco” font)

Step 1.

Download BytaFont 2 from Cydia.

Step 2.

Add a new repo to your sources:


Step 3.

After the repo has been added, search for “San Francisco iOS8” and install it. It should be around 19.8MB

Step 4.

To install, just open up BytaFont 2 and tap on “Basic”


Step 5.

Tap on “San Francisco iOS8” and it will respring your device. Once it resprings you will have the entire font system wide on your device.


That’s all there is to it!


If you want to check out the video tutorial below, be sure do to so:

Let us know what you think about the new San Francisco font. Do you like it better than the Helvetica Neue?