Change the language on your iPhone or iPad

You can change the language setting on your iPhone or iPad if it's incorrect or if you've accidentally changed the language to one you don't understand.

Open the Settings app

An iPhone showing the Home Screen with the Settings app icon magnified.

Tap General

An iPhone showing the Settings app with the General option highlighted, below Screen Time.

Select Language & Region

An iPhone showing the General settings menu, with the Language & Region option highlighted.

Tap Add Language

An iPhone showing the Language & Region menu, with Add Language highlighted.

Select your language

An iPhone showing the list of available system languages, with French highlighted.

Select your primary language

An alert will ask you which language you want to use as your primary language. After your device updates the language, your device automatically displays the language you selected.

An iPhone showing an alert that reads, "Would you like to use French as your primary language?" The options shown are Use French, Use English (US), and Cancel.
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