How To Change Font Style And Icon Size in Android 10.
When it comes to Android devices, there is no shortage of launchers and icon sets. But what about having these theme options built into Android? Well, here’s a quick overview of how to change the font style and icon size in Android Q.
So, on March 13, 2019, Google launched its Android Q beta. If you are registered to participate in the Android Beta program, you can get it via an OTA update. And if you’re not like me, well, you can always download and flash it on your Pixel. At first glance, there are not many changes, and the user interface is very similar to Android 9. But this is a beta version and everything will be better to come. We have a detailed article on what’s new in the Android Q beta. In this article, let’s take a look at how to embed screen recording in Android Q.
Change font style and icon size in Android Q
This is just an early build, essentially beta 1 of Android Q. So, these options are halfway through and might not look good. But nevertheless, these are potential changes that may appear in the next version of Android Q.
Read: How to set up dark mode in Android Q
How to change the font style
1. First go to System Preferences. To do this, open the notification panel and click the gear icon. Alternatively, you can also go to the app drawer and click the gear icon to open system settings.
2. Now we need to activate the developer options. To do this, go to the “About phone” section.
3. Under About Phone, tap Build Number 5 times to enable developer options. You will receive a tooltip that says “You are now a developer.”
4. Now that you have developer options enabled, you can access it under System Options. Go to the “System” options just above the “About phone” section.
5. Under System Settings, click Advanced to enable several options.
6. Once you get the expanded list of additional parameters. Look at the bottom of the list, you will find “Developer options”. Click on it to go to the developer options menu.
7. In the developer options menu, go to the bottom of the list. The last section will be “Themes”. In the Themes section, you will find 3 options. Click on the second option called “Heading / Body Text Font”.
8. In the Header / Text Font pop-up window, you will see 2 options. By default, the font you are currently using is selected. The second option is “Not Serif / Source Sans Pro”. Click on it to set the font style.
9. Once you have installed the “Not Serif / Source Sans Pro” font, this will not apply to third party applications. Since this is a developer option, it is still under testing. The font applies only to the notification panel and settings menu.
Native messages, phonebook, app drawer, and third-party apps don’t use this font. This could potentially be system-wide in the Alpha build, and we can expect more font styles or even support for custom fonts.
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How to change the icon shape
The Icon Shape option was also present in Android O developer options. But the caveat was that this was not the case for notification bar icons.
1. In the developer options menu, go to the bottom of the list. The last section will be “Themes”. In the Themes section, you will find 3 options. Click on the last option called “Icon Shape”.
2. In the “Icon Shape” pop-up window, select a specific shape. In this case, select “Tear”. Click on Teardrop to set the shape of the icon.
3. Now the icons on the application bar, as well as on the notification bar should have a teardrop shape.
This is not a definitive picture of what these options will be. But this is what they have been waiting for in the stock launcher for a long time. It’s nice to see that Android provides the ability to customize icons and fonts in settings. This will reduce the download of the additional app from the Play Store.
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