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 4.9.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

GetR3ktGamer ,

Great app, would be nice with more features though

I love this app and always have since I got it, had it for 2 years and now I just use it for the same things I have bought everything for Phonto and I have really tried getting all I can get out of it but I think this app needs a bit more features like putting text behind images, or putting pictures on text. Overall Phonto is my 2nd favourite app on my phone and I would just like to see some more features.

shannadec ,

waste of space in my phone

When I first downaloaded this app I would of gave it 5 stars but now I’d narrowed down to 3. I’ve been using this app for about 3 months actively but had it sitting on my phone for probably 6 . It was fine , could add multiple images , texts , shapes anything . One day it started crashing out of nowhere if added more than 1 image the app would black out and take me to my home screen . So I deleted and redownloaded it hoping it would fix the problem now I can’t do anything at all , something about a file failing to disk . Now it’s literally just sitting in my phone with 0 use because I can’t do anything with it

I don't usually moan! ,

Love! But needs video

I’ve loved this app since first downloading it about 4yrs a go, I seem to keep finding more and more uses for it with my business and discovering more and more features (maybe new I don’t know).
However it would be a great one stop app if I were able to layer on videos as we can do with images and text! This would literally make my website and social content making a dream! Sooner rather than later tho as I need an app to do it all soon ♡


Yusuke Horie
64.4 MB

Requires iOS 12.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Phonto Image Pack £1.99
  2. Text Style Kit £1.99
  3. Phonto Filter Pack £1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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