Edited by: Sharya Sharma
Last updated: December 30, 2022, 1:50 PM IST
Apple’s iOS is not known for its customization options and falls behind Android in this regard. While recent updates like iOS 16 have tried to improve the user experience, basic customization options like changing the UI font are still missing. Previously, the only way to change the font on an iPhone was to jailbreak the device, but this carries the risk of voiding the warranty and potentially damaging the device.
However, a developer has now created an app that allows users to customize the font on their iPhone without the need for jailbreaking. This offers a safer and more convenient alternative for those who want to personalize their device without the risk of 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, with the possibility of more being added in the future.
The app takes advantage of the CVE-2022-46689 vulnerability to temporarily change the default font of the iOS system, San Francisco, using one of several available options. Zhang notes that the font change is only temporary and will be undone after a reboot. He notes that the process is safe, but also warns users to back up their devices before installing the app.
As for the fonts available, Zhang said, “Four fonts are included: DejaVu Sans Condensed, Serif, Mono, and Choco Cooky (because of Samsung).” He added, “Go Regular, Go Mono, Segoe UI and Comic Sans MS” were also added.
Zhang also posted a link to his GitHub, asking other developers to contribute and “experiment with CVE-2022-46689”.
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