How to Change Language on iPhone (3 Ways)

In Short
  • Once you change language on iPhone, app names and most content will be displayed in the new language.
  • The iPhone's keyboard and Siri language will not switch automatically, so you will need to change the language for both manually.
  • To change the system language on your iPhone, visit Settings>General>Language & Region> Add Langauge> tap on it to make it the primary language.

Changing the language on your iPhone can be a simple yet crucial adjustment, especially if you are adapting to a new language or simply prefer navigating in a different language altogether. With your preferred language set on your iPhone, you can navigate easily and also type in texts, and talk to Siri quite comfortably. Keep reading to learn how to change language on your iPhone, ensuring a personalized and user-friendly experience.

Change System Language on iPhone

If you want to change the system language on your iPhone to get all iOS menus and settings in your preferred language, here are the steps for it.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone and head to General.
  • Here, tap on Language & Region.
  • Now, tap on Add Language available under the Preferred Languages section.
language and region settings on iPhone
  • Use the search bar to search for your preferred language or simply scroll down and select the language.
  • Now, tap on your preferred language and choose it as the primary language on your iPhone.
Change language on iPhone

Your iPhone will then initiate the language change, and you may notice a brief delay as it applies the adjustments. Once completed, the interface will switch to the newly selected language.

Change Keyboard Language on iPhone

While in the last step, you already have changed the system language on your iPhone, the same will not reflect on the keyboard. So, in order to use a new keyboard language on your iPhone, you must change the keyboard language separately. Here’s how:

  • Open the Settings app, and visit General.
  • Here, tap on Keyboard on the subsequent screen.
  • Now, tap on Keyboards on the top.
Keyboard settings on iPhone
  • Here, you will find the currently set keyboard language at the top. To add a new language, tap on Add New Keyboards.
  • Use the search bar to search for your preferred language or simply scroll down and select the language.
  • Now, select whether you want to use a Transliteration keyboard or the Standard keyboard for the selected language.
add keyboard language on iPhone
  • Now that you have added a new keyboard on your iPhone, you can manually change keyboard language while typing something.
  • To change the keyboard language, tap and hold on to the Globe icon at the bottom left, then choose the preferred keyboard language, which will reflect on your keyboard.
How to Change Language on iPhone (3 Ways)

Change Siri’s Language on iPhone

Unlike the keyboard on iPhone, Siri isn’t designed to work in multiple languages. This means Siri will only work when you speak the same language as the one currently chosen for Siri on iPhone. Not only does changing the Siri language allow you to interact with it in your preferred language, but the all-new iOS 17 feature that allows you to change “Hey Siri” to Just “Siri” can also appear on your iPhone if it isn’t already. Here’s how:

  • Head over to Siri & Search from the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Here, tap on Language, then select a language from the available list.
  • Once done, tap on Change Language in the pop-up that appears.
change Siri language

That’s how you can change the language on your iPhone. We hope you found this piece useful. In case you have any doubts or can’t change your iPhone language, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below.

How can I change my iPhone language back to English?

Head over to your iPhone settings > General > Language and Region > press, hold, and drag the three-line button next to English to the top.

Can an iPhone have two languages?

Yes, your iPhone can have two languages, but there is a catch. You will need to switch between the languages manually.

How do I switch between languages on my iPhone?

Head over to your iPhone settings > General > Language and Region > Add Language > Select the Preferred language > Use as Primary

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