How to change the display language on your iPhone or iPad

If you have bought a new iPhone or iPad, there is a high chance that it was set by default to use English as the display language. If you are not a native English speaker, you might want to change the display language to your mother tongue or to some other language that you understand better than English. Or maybe it is just the other way around: your iPhone or iPad uses German, French, Chinese, Spanish or any other language that you are not friends with. Maybe, you want to change the display language of your new Apple device to English. In this tutorial, we show you how easy it is to change the display language on your iPhone or iPad:

NOTE: This guide applies to iOS 11.2.6, and it was created using an iPhone SE. If you are using a different version of iOS, an iPad or a different iPhone model, our screenshots might be slightly different from what you see on your screen, but the steps involved should be similar.

Step 1. Launch the Settings

First of all, you have to enter the Settings of your iPhone or iPad, by tapping on the Settings icon.

Step 2. Open the General settings

On the Settings screen, scroll down until you see the General entry, and tap on it.

Step 3. Enter the Language & Region settings

In the General settings, tap on "Language & Region."

On the "Language & Region" screen, tap on the entry called "iPhone Language" or "iPad Language."

Step 4. Choose the display language you want on your iPhone or iPad

On the "iPhone Language" or "iPad Language" screen, scroll down until you find the language that you want to use as a display language.

When you see it, tap on it, and a checkmark should be displayed on the language's right side.

After you select your preferred display language, tap Done on the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 5. Confirm your choice

Your iPhone or iPad asks if you are sure that you want to change to the new language. Tap "Change to [the new language]" if you want to go ahead and make the switch.

After a few moments, your iPhone or iPad displays everything using the language that you have chosen.

In which language are you using your iPhone?

Most of our readers are English speakers, but there are also many that are not. If you own an iPhone or an iPad, we are curious: do you use your devices in English, or in another language like Spanish, French, or German? We, for instance, prefer using our devices in English, although we are Romanian native speakers.