What is the name of iOS font used in calculator?

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I would like to know what the name of iOS font used in calculator is. I would like to use it in my project. Where can I download it? Can you give me other alternatives aside from this specific font? Can you give me any ideas? Thanks a lot.

Answered By 15 points N/A #166886

What is the name of iOS font used in calculator?


Hi Devis, 

The font used in calculator applications used in iOS is Helvetica.   I am talking about generic calculator applications.
Helvetica is a font package and is not free.  But the good news is that you can look for alternatives.  There are a few websites that offers free fonts and you can search for a font that looks like the one you have in your iOS calculator like Helvetica.  Some websites that offer free fonts are:

Font Space: http://www.fontspace.com/
Dafont: https://www.dafont.com/
My Fonts: www.myfonts.com/

My choice of font with the closest resemblance to Helvetica is Myriad Pro.  You can download this at Font Palace:  http://www.fontpalace.com/font-download/MyriadPro-Regular/

This is how the numbers look like using Myriad Pro font:


Answered By 590495 points N/A #305583

What is the name of iOS font used in calculator?


If you want to know the fonts used on iOS devices, it seems Apple is not fixed on a particular font. Like with the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS, their system interfaces uses the Helvetica font. According to DaringFireball.net, the iPhone 4 and later models use a finely revised font called “Helvetica Neue.”

The site also noted that this change is related to the iPhone 4 display and older iPhone models that runs on iOS 4 and higher still use the Helvetica font as system font. In iOS 7 and iOS 8, all iPhone models use either Helvetica Ultra Light or Helvetica Light.

In iOS 9, all iPhone models use a font what Apple calls “San Francisco,” which is fairly similar to Helvetica. The “San Francisco” font is also used by the Apple Watch. iPod models that were released prior to the iPhone use either “Chicago,” “Espy Sans,” or “Myriad.” It was changed to Helvetica after releasing the iPhone.

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