We show you how to change the language on iPhone. The language of non-Apple apps or websites may not always be determined by your iPhone’s language, as most content should be translated automatically. If you have your iPhone set to view from right to left, you will be able to see horizontal options reversed.
In the event that your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is set to an incorrect language or if you’ve accidentally switched to a language you don’t understand, you can change the language setting.
This article shows how to change the language on iPhone, including for Siri and the keyboard.
How to change language on iPhone?
The following steps will guide you.
1. Go to Settings
Select the Settings app icon, which looks like a grey box with gears on it.
2. Go to General
On the “Settings” page, this option is near the bottom of the page and is marked by a pale grey gear icon.
3. Choose Language & Region
It’s the seventh option from the bottom of the screen. Some non-English versions include the following.
4. Tap on iPhone Language
Here, it’s the first option. You can then select a language from the menu.
5. Choose a language
To select a language, scroll until you find it, then tap it. If the language has been selected, a blue checkmark (✓) will appear.
6. Click to done
You will find it in the upper-right corner of the screen.
7. When prompted, select your preferred language
There is a blue-text option at the bottom of the screen. It will change your iPhone’s default language when you tap it, causing your screen to go black.
8. Wait until the language changes
After you’ve selected the preferred language, you will be redirected to the “Language & Region” screen.
How do I change the language of Siri?
If you change the language of your iPhone, Siri may not change. In addition to supporting multiple languages, Siri can also produce many popular accents for some languages. It is easier to change Siri’s language than to switch your iPhone’s language.
- If you are still within the app, open the Settings app or go to the main menu in Settings.
- Using the back button on the top left of the screen will return you to the main menu. You can back out of the previous menu by clicking the less-than sign (<) next to the name.
- Click Siri & Search.
- You can select Language by scrolling down.
- You must confirm your choice of language after selecting a new language.
- The back button will take you back to Siri’s settings.
- Siri Voice is your choice.
- If available, choose the gender and accent.
How do I change the language on my iPhone keyboard?
If your iPhone’s keyboard does not automatically switch over, you can add the new language to the selection. The keyboard can also be toggled between two languages.
- Open the Settings app or return to the main settings menu.
- Go to General.
- In the general settings, select Keyboard.
- On the screen, select Keyboards.
- Then tap Add New Keyboard.
- Change the keyboard language.
To remove any of the available keyboards on this screen, tap Edit then choose Delete from the drop-down menu. A red minus sign appears next to the Delete button. Click Done once the keyboard has been deleted.
Note: When the keyboard is displayed on the screen, tap the Keyboard button to switch between keyboards. Located between the 123 buttons and the Microphone button, the Keyboard button resembles a globe.
If you change the language of the iPhone, what happens?
Once the process is complete, all menus and apps will be displayed in the new language once it has been translated. If you change the language setting on your iPhone, you will also change the language on its keyboard, but you will still be able to access accent characters for various languages.
As Siri may not automatically switch over to a new language, you may also need to change its language settings.
There are over thirty languages and several dialects within several of those languages, so you are not limited to American English. British English, Canadian English, and even Singaporean English are all options. The list includes English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, as well as other languages.