Type Method


Returns an instance of the system font for the specified text style, scaled for the user's selected content size category.


class func preferredFont(forTextStyle style: UIFont.TextStyle) -> UIFont



The text style for which to return a font. See UIFont.TextStyle for recognized values.

Return Value

The system font associated with the specified text style.


To create a styled font based on a custom font, use a UIFontMetrics object.

Because fonts are immutable, any element that adjusts for an updated content size category does not modify the font itself. Instead, the element replaces the assigned font with a new instance based on the original settings.

See Also

Creating Fonts

class func preferredFont(forTextStyle: UIFont.TextStyle, compatibleWith: UITraitCollection?) -> UIFont

Returns an instance of the system font for the appropriate text style and traits.

Scaling Fonts Automatically

Scale text in your interface automatically by using Dynamic Type.

Creating Self-Sizing Table View Cells

Create table view cells that support Dynamic Type and use system spacing constraints to adjust the spacing surrounding text labels.

init?(name: String, size: CGFloat)

Creates and returns a font object for the specified font name and size.

init(descriptor: UIFontDescriptor, size: CGFloat)

Returns a font matching the given font descriptor.

func withSize(CGFloat) -> UIFont

Returns a font object that is the same as the receiver but which has the specified size instead.