Change the language on an iPhone or iPad


To change the language on your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings–>General–>Language & Region† You can now change the device language and add backup languages ​​in case an app doesn’t support your device’s default language.

How to change the language on an iPhone

First go to Settings–>General and scroll down to Language & Region† Tap that option.

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The Language & Region page now gives you all the language options of your device. Tap iPhone language to change the language.

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Select the language you want your device to have and it will download a language pack. How fast it downloads depends on your internet connection, so it’s probably best to do this with a fast Wi-Fi connection. Note that to complete the installation, your phone will then reboot.

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Then, if you go back to the previous page, you will see other options. You can use your finger to move languages ​​up and down, in order of preference. That way, if an app doesn’t support your default device language, it will immediately move to one of your backup languages. Always try to have a backup language there, preferably English.

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You can also change the region, calendar and temperature unit if you move to that country. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see how things will be formatted from now on using that region’s settings.

Obviously, everything is reversible, so if you want to remove a language, tap the edit button in the top right corner of the screen. You can then swipe and delete anything you want.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you add a language using the method described above, it will be added to the iPhone keyboard immediately. To switch to that language, tap the globe icon at the bottom left of the keyboard and choose your language. But if you plan on switching between languages ​​frequently while typing, you should install Google’s excellent Gboard, which lets you switch languages ​​seamlessly.

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