How to Change the Language on Android Devices

You can switch between multiple languages too

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > System > Languages & Input > Languages > Add a Language > Select a language and a dialect if applicable.
  • Open the app in which you want to type. Tap and hold the space bar and select a language.
  • To change your region in the Play Store app, tap the menu icon > Account > Select the country > follow the on-screen instructions.

This article outlines how to change your Android’s language from English to another language and how to change it back.

How to Change the Language on Your Phone

Changing the language takes just a few steps.

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap System.

  3. Tap Languages & input.

    Changing the language on an Android device.
  4. Tap Languages.

  5. The current language is displayed.

  6. Tap Add a Language.

    Changing the language on an Android device.
  7. Select a language and a dialect if applicable.

    Changing the language on an Android device.
  8. Now you can switch between languages as needed.

How to Switch Languages on Android

Anytime you use your Android keyboard, you can switch between languages on the fly. 

  1. Open the app in which you want to type.

  2. Tap and hold the space bar.

  3. Select a language.

    Switching the language in an Android app.

How to Change the Language on an Android Back to English

To switch between languages, tap and hold the space bar in the app you’re using and select the language. If you no longer need to type in a language, you can remove it.

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Tap System.

  3. Tap Languages & input.

    Changing the language on an Android device.
  4. Tap Languages.

  5. The current languages are displayed.

  6. Tap the three-dot menu icon.

    Removing a language on Android.
  7. Tap Remove.

  8. Tick the box next to a Language.

  9. Tap the trash icon.

    Removing a language on Android.
  10. Tap Remove.

    Removing a language on Android.

How to Change Your Android’s Region

If you move to a different country, you can change your region. You must be in that country to change it. You might not see this option if you’ve changed your country within the last year. However, once you’ve added a new country, you can switch between the two. 

  1. Open the Play Store app.

  2. Tap the menu icon (three vertical lines).

  3. Select Account.

  4. Tap the country you’re in under Country and profiles. (If you don't see this option, you can't change it.)

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to add payment methods.

    Changing your Android’s region.
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