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How to Change the Language on Your iPhone


This article explains how to change the language on an iPhone, including the language used by Siri and the on-screen keyboard.

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How to Change the iPhone Language Settings

It is as simple as picking a different language during the iPhone setup procedure to change the language on your iPhone. It is not necessary to restart your iPhone in order to make the adjustment. Your iOS device will automatically detect and load the new language settings, and you will be able to converse in that language within seconds of selecting a different language.

1. To begin, go to the iPhone’s Settings application and select General.

2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the General option from the drop-down list.

3. Language and region settings can be found in the general settings section, which is located in the centre of the page. The location of your geographical region can also be changed from this page.

4. From the drop-down option at the top of the screen, select iPhone Language from the list.

5. From the drop-down menu, select your new language of preference. For the sake of saving time, enter the first few letters of the language’s search field into the search bar to narrow down the number of results displayed.

6. The Done option is located at the top of the screen once you’ve made your decision on a new language to use.

7. Confirm that you wish to utilize the language that you have chosen in the previous step.

How to Switch Languages for the iPhone Keyboard

It is expected that the iPhone’s keyboard will automatically switch to the new language; however, if this does not occur, you can manually add the new language to the list of available keyboards on the device. When using the keyboard, you can switch between two distinct languages at any time.

1. Launch the Settings programme or return to the main settings menu by using the ESC key.

2. The drop-down menu will have the option General selected.

3. Select it from the Keyboard drop-down menu in the general settings.

4. Keyboards can be found in the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. Select it.

5. Then, from the drop-down option, select Add New Keyboard.

6. From the drop-down menu, select the new keyboard language you want to use.

If you want to remove any of the accessible keyboards, go to Edit at the top of this screen and then click on the Delete button next to the keyboard that you want to get rid of. There is a red negative sign in the upper right corner of the screen. After you’ve finished deleting the keyboard, click on the Done button.

What Happens When You Change an iPhone’s Language

The entire procedure takes only a few minutes, and once completed, all text in menus and in apps that support the new language will appear in the new language as well as the original language. In addition, changing the language setting will change the language used by the iPhone’s keyboard. However, you will still have quick access to the accent characters required for diverse languages.

If you want Siri to speak in a different language, you may need to adjust the language setting for Siri as well, as it may not immediately switch over.

The iPhone supports over thirty languages, as well as various dialects within each of those languages, so you aren’t limited to just American English when using the device. In addition, you can utilize English from other countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, or Singapore. Also available are French and Canadian versions, Spanish and Latin American versions, Portuguese and Brazil versions (and a slew of other languages).