Phonto is a simple app that allows you to add text to pictures.

・ More than 400 fonts are available.
・ You can install other fonts.
・ Text size is changeable.
・ Text color is changeable.
・ Text gradient is changeable.
・ Text's stroke color is changeable.
・ Text's shadow color is changeable.
・ Text's background color is changeable.
・ Text is rotatable.
・ Text kerning is changeable.
・ Line spacing is changeable.
・ Curved text.
・ Perspective text.
・ Parts of text are erasable.
・ Image theme is changeable.
・ Items (Balloon, Rectangle, Star, Heart) are available.
・ Background image is changeable.
・ You can use not only pictures, but also plain images to write text.
・ You can share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
・ URL scheme: phonto://

Try Vont app, if you want to add text to videos. Vont is a free app that is available on the App Store.

Phonto supports only English (US), Chinese and Japanese, so when the priority of Chinese (or Japanese) in your setting was higher than English, Phonto would be launched as Chinese (or Japanese) mode.

To solve this problem…
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Choose 'English' in 'General' > 'Language & Region' > 'iPhone Language'.
3. Turn back your 'iPhone Language' to your favorite language.

Using iTunes, you can copy font files between your computer and Phonto on your iOS device.

1. Select your iOS device from the Devices section of iTunes.
2. Click the Apps tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
3. Select "Phonto" in the "File Sharing" section.
4. Drag and drop .ttf or .otf font files into "Documents".
5. Restart Phonto.

More detail about how to install fonts.

Twitter: @phontograph
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What’s New

Version 4.8.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7K Ratings
7K Ratings
Memarwoo ,


For years I’ve been looking for an app which allows me to use my own photos as a background for my poetry and philosophies and Phonto does just that with the added bonus that they look so professional. It’s very versatile, allowing you to choose the font, size, colour of text etc and you can also move the text around the photo to see where it has the best overall effect for the reader/viewer. There are so many extras including filters, tilt and many more. Love this app and can’t recommend it highly enough!

angrybxtch ,

Great but issue with new update

I live this app so much and I fully recommend you should get it. But ever since the latest update I've been having a problem. If I press "add image" and I try to crop a picture, it just crashes. I don't know why, but I hope I'm not the only one who notices. But I'm still giving a five star review cos it's like the best app ever, and it's not fair to tarnish an entire franchise because of one bad update. Please fix the app and just so you know I love your apps. Please contact me to help with the issue.

An iOS user

chasesuga ,

There’s Something Wrong?

i love this app and i use it for lots of projects and i’d recommend it to all of you, the app is creative and allows you to do all sorts of stuff, but the problem i’m having now is the text is a bit less HD than it used to be and now it’s slightly blurred and saves looking different. it’s probably just my device or the app needs an update or something but at the end the app itself is still great. please fix my problem though, i can’t continue what i’m doing if it’s blurred.


Yusuke Horie
74.2 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© youthhr 2013
In-App Purchases
  1. Phonto Image Pack £1.99
  2. Text Style Kit £0.99
  3. Phonto Filter Pack £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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