Type Method


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


+ (UIFont *)preferredFontForTextStyle:(UIFontTextStyle)style compatibleWithTraitCollection:(UITraitCollection *)traitCollection;



The text style for which to return a font. See "Text Styles” in UIFontDescriptor for recognized values.


The traits to use when determining which font to return.

Return Value

The system font associated with the specified text style and traits.


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

See Also

Creating Fonts

+ preferredFontForTextStyle:

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

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.

+ fontWithName:size:

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

+ fontWithDescriptor:size:

Returns a font matching the given font descriptor.

- fontWithSize:

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