Change app language on your Android phone

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 13 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

You can change the language for an individual app in your phone settings.

Change the language setting for a specific app

  1. On your Android phone, open your Settings app.
  2. Tap System and then Languages and input and then App languages.
  3. Select the app that you want to change.
  4. Choose a language.

Tip: You can only change the language for apps that support language selection.

Troubleshoot problems with app language feature

'All languages' lists the languages that a specific app supports. To get the most up-to-date list of supported languages, update your app.

If you change the app setting, but the app language doesn't change

If you select a language but notice the app language doesn't change, try these fixes:

  • Restart the app.
  • Make sure that your phone has a network connection. If you change your app language when you’re not connected to the Internet, the app language may not update.
  • Add the language as a secondary language, then try again to switch the app language:
    1. On your Android phone, open your Settings app.
    2. Tap System and then Languages and input and then Languages.
    3. Add the language as a secondary language.
    4. After a few minutes, re-open your phone's Settings app.
    5. Tap System and then Languages and input and then App languages.
    6. Select the app that you want to change.
    7. Choose the language.

If the language feature still doesn't work, the list of supported languages provided by the app may not be accurate.

Tip: Make sure that you have the latest version of the app.

If you can’t find your app in the app list

Some apps don't support this language feature. Only apps whose developers opt-in to this feature will display in the apps list.

If an app seems 'stuck' in a language that is different from your System languages, you might be able to reset the app by clearing app data. Some apps only let you change the language from within the app or an associated app-specific account.

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