iOS 17: How to change the clock font on your iPhone

iOS 17 is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating software, and as always, it brings with it plenty of new features and changes to be excited about. While it’s not the biggest update (it’s telling that one of the major changes mentioned is the ability to send your contact information by AirDrop), iOS 17 is still worth noting and getting if you have a compatible iPhone.

There are not many changes in the lock screen this time, there were major changes in last year’s iOS 16 update. However, it’s still worth staying up to date on how to get the most out of your iPhone’s new lock screen.

If you’re updating from a very old iPhone, you may have noticed major changes happening to the iPhone’s clock. Would you like to go back to the old version of the lock screen clock? Don’t worry, you can do that now, thanks to the ability to customize your lock screen. There are many different ways to change the font, color, and thickness of your clock. Here’s a very quick guide on how to change things.

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro screens are shown.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro (left) and iPhone 15 Pro Max

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How to change clock font on iOS 17 lock screen

Apple has kept the entire process easy and simple. You don’t have to go into your phone’s settings to find this feature. Rather, you can bring up the customization menu directly from your phone’s lock screen.

step 1: Go to your phone’s lock screen and long press on any empty spot to launch the customization menu.

step 2: First, you need to select whether you’re editing a preset lock screen, creating an old lock screen, or creating a new lock screen. Swipe left or right until you reach your choice, then select customize,

step 3: Now you can choose whether you want to work on your lock screen or your home screen. Select your lock screen by tapping it.

step 4: Now, open the clock customization by selecting your Watch widget.

Step 5: A new menu should pop up from the bottom with a bunch of fonts. Then you can choose any of them as per your choice. A preview of the font you select appears at the top, and a slider below controls the font size. If you want to change the digits to other options, select blue globe At the top-left of the menu.

Step 6: You can also change the font color from the bottom of your screen. Once you tap on a color, a slider will appear below that lets you change its intensity.

Step 7: When you’ve finished finding the perfect match of font and color for your lock screen, tap x button at the top-right of the editing pane, then select Done,

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