SF Symbols 6

SF Symbols is a library of over 6,000 symbols that are designed to integrate seamlessly with San Francisco, the system font for Apple platforms. Symbols come in nine weights and three scales, automatically align with text, and can be exported and edited using vector graphics editing tools to create custom symbols with shared design characteristics and accessibility features. SF Symbols 6 brings new and enhanced animations, updated annotation tools, and over 800 new symbols.

New animations

New, configurable animations make symbols even more expressive. Wiggle, rotate, and breathe provide new ways for symbols to respond to user input, convey status changes, and signal ongoing activity. These animated effects leverage existing symbol layer structures enabling compatibility with custom symbols.

Magic replace

The updated replace animation allows symbols to more intelligently transition between related variants. Slashes can now draw on and off, and badges can appear, disappear, or be replaced independently of the base symbol. Custom symbols can take advantage of these new behaviors by using components in the SF Symbols app.

Enhanced annotation

Updated annotation tools for custom symbols allow you to specify preferred animation directions for wiggle and rotate, as well as custom anchor points for rotation. Symbols supporting variable color can now be annotated to optimize closed loop designs for seamless continuous playback.

macOS screen of annotation tools in SF Symbols

Over 800 new symbols

New symbols include devices, automotive indicators, health and fitness symbols, formatting controls, and more. New localized symbols include variants across Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Devanagari, as well as several Indic numeral systems. These new symbols are available in apps running iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, tvOS 18, watchOS 11 and visionOS 2.

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Requires macOS Ventura or later.

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