How To Change The Display Language In Windows Phone 8.1

If you purchased your Windows Phone overseas or you accidentally changed some settings you may end up with an unknown language, that you may find impossible to understand. Fortunately, we can help you solve this problem in no time. In this article, we will show you how to switch the display language of your Windows Phone to your own native language. You can do this in no time, unless you are using a more exotic language for which Windows Phone does not provide support. Let's assume that this is not the case though, and see how the usual process works. Let's go:

How To Change The Operating System Language In Windows Phone 8.1

First, go to your phone's Settings. If the phone is set in an unrecognizable language, look for the gear icon.

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Next, press the Language button. If you can't find it, search for the time zone which looks something like UTC+2:00. The language button comes second after date+time.

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Now, press the Add languages option, next to the plus button.

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Search the language you want to add, check the box next to it and tap Done.

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Depending on your phone, the operating system may notify you that it needs to download some additional features for the language you just selected. If that's the case, tap yes. If not, move on to the next step.

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It's time to restart your Windows Phone. Press the Restart phone button. You'll find it close to the top of the screen.

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Your Windows Phone will shut down and start again, using the language you just selected.

Conclusion

As you can see from this guide, changing the display language of your Windows Phone is a really easy task and can be done in no time. Fortunately, Windows Phone 8.1 offers support for a wider variety of languages, when compared to earlier versions and switching between them is easier than ever.

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