Custom Fonts in React Native for iOS & Android Builds

Kirsten Swanson
5 min readJul 29, 2017

Don’t want to use the native fonts with React Native…well let’s add some custom fonts then! I’ll show you both approaches to installing custom fonts, one method uses react-native link, while the other method is linking manually, which I started with since I wanted to understand first-hand how the fonts were being set-up in Xcode.

Link Custom Fonts Manually for iOS

1. Open your project in Xcode and make a fonts folder

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Kirsten Swanson

A creative, adventurous, and curious Front-End Developer