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Change Language and Input Settings on Galaxy S8 & S8+

Your S8 and S8+ can recognize and translate dozens of languages. Betcha didn't know that! Discover how to meet your new multilingual friend below.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Add and Remove Languages

Want to use an app made in another country, but your language isn’t supported? That's no problem. You can just add that language to the list. Most of the time, screens and apps will use your default language. If the default language is not supported in an app, the next supported language on the list will be used.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Language and input.

  3. Touch Language.

  4. To add a language, touch Add language.

  5. Select the desired language. For this example, touch Español (Estados Unidos).

    To view more languages, touch More Options > All languages.

  6. To remove a language, touch EDIT on the top right.

  7. Touch the language you want to remove and then touch DELETE.

Change the Phone Language

Wow, you've become fluent in that language you've been studying. Change the default language on your phone and impress all your friends.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Language and input.

  3. Touch Language.

  4. Touch EDIT.

  5. To rearrange the languages, drag the Up-Down Arrow next to a language to the desired position. For this example, Español (Estados Unidos) is placed above English (United States).

  6. Touch Back.

Add Keyboard Languages

Talk to your relatives on the other side of the world when you add their language to your phone's keyboard. Grandma will be so happy when she gets your message. Here's how to add keyboard languages:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Virtual keyboard.

  3. Navigate to Samsung keyboard > Languages and types.

  4. Touch MANAGE INPUT LANGUAGES.

  5. To add a language to the keyboard, touch the slider next to the desired language.

  6. To change the language on the keyboard, open an app that requires the keyboard.

  7. Swipe the spacebar to the left or right.

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