A few days ago we published the news that Apple will use the Apple Watch’s San Francisco font in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 saying goodbye to Helvetica Nue in iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If you can’t wait and want to use this font on your devices before the release of the new operating systems , we show you how you can install it on iOS 8. In case you want to enjoy it on OS X, we wrote a guide a few months ago for you to do so.
The first thing you need to know if you want to install the San Francisco font on your iOS device, is that unfortunately, it is currently not possible to change the serial font on this operating system , so you will need to have the jailbreak and Cydia installed.
Inside Cydia you should download BytaFont 2 and also add the following repository: http:/dbk1ng.myrepospace.com. Once added, you can search for “San Francisco iOS8″ and install it, its size is about 19.8 MB.
Now it’s time to open BytaFont 2 and once inside click on Basic and then select the “San Francisco iOS8” font that you have previously installed. We will get a confirmation message, accept and a respring will be done on the device to add the font. As soon as the process is complete, the San Francisco font will be displayed on our iOS device.
This way, you can use the font that will be included in future Apple operating systems to test them. Also with BytaFont 2 you can add any font you like and use it as the system default , which gives the user the ability to customize the system to their liking. The truth is that many users would praise Apple’s decision to include a feature like this in future versions of iOS, but for now we’ll have to settle for this method.