How to Increase the Font Size in Pages for the iPad

This brief tutorial will show you how to increase (or decrease) the font size in the documents you create/edit in Pages for the iPad (or iPhone).

For something as “simple” as increasing or decreasing the font size in a document, Apple kind of missed the boat on this one. In an earlier version of Pages, it took me 10 minutes of exploring to finally find out how to increase the font size of a document. Apple has updated the Pages App many times since then, and while the method to edit the font size has changed, it doesn’t really remain any less ‘hidden’.

Here’s how to edit the font in Pages for your iPad –

  1. Select all of the text that you want to have a larger size font, and then tap the “Paintbrush” icon in the Pages Toolbar (see screenshot below).
  2. the Pages app with text highlighted and an arrow pointing at the Paintbrush icon in the Toolbar

  3. On the far right side of the Size line you’ll see a ‘plus button’. Each time you tap that button, the font size will increase by one pt.
  4. increase the font size of text in Pages with the Plus Sign button

  5. The text will adjust its size as you change it, so you can stop when you’re happy with the size you like.
  6. adjusted font size in a document in the Pages app

  7. That’s it! Not at all complicated, just a bit more hidden than you might expect from Apple.

If you want to add even more to your document, check out our guide on adding images to documents in Pages.

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