NEW: Learn iOS 11 with my latest book! >>

How to style the font in a UINavigationBar's title

Available from iOS 6.0

If you're setting title's in a navigation bar, you can customize the font, size and color of those titles by adjusting the titleTextAttributes attribute for your navigation bar.

To do this on a single bar just set it directly whenever you want to; to change all bars, set it inside your app delegate using the appearance proxy for UINavigationBar so that it kicks in before the first bar is loaded.

Here's an example that makes title text be 24-point Georgia Bold in red:

let attrs = [
    NSForegroundColorAttributeName: UIColor.red,
    NSFontAttributeName: UIFont(name: "Georgia-Bold", size: 24)!
]

UINavigationBar.appearance().titleTextAttributes = attrs

Did this solution work for you? Please pass it on!

Other people are reading…

About the Swift Knowledge Base

This is part of the Swift Knowledge Base, a free, searchable collection of solutions for common iOS questions.

Want to build macOS apps?

Hacking with macOS delivers 18 awesome projects that teach you macOS development in no time – take control of your desktop today!

Click here to visit the Hacking with Swift store >>