Edit the language, date, or time on your Samsung smart watch
We live in a world filled with different languages. Some people can even speak more than one! If you wish, you can change the input language on your Samsung smart watch at any time. This includes the language settings for the keyboard, voice input, and Bixby, the watch's voice assistant.
Note: Available features, menu options, and settings will vary by the watch and software version. Changing the input language does not change the language displayed on your watch, and each input setting will need to be changed individually.
Change the voice assistant input language
Note: If you change the voice assistant input language on your watch, it will only be applied to Bixby or S Voice. A voice assistant is only available when the watch is connected to a phone.
Want to speak to Bixby in Spanish? Just change the input language on your watch for the voice assistant.
From the watch's Home screen, navigate to and tap Bixby or S-Voice.
Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap the Language icon. On the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 series, swipe to and tap Settings, and then tap Language and voice style.
Swipe to and choose the language you want. On the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 series, tap Language or Voice style and then select your prefered option.
Change the voice input language
Note: If you change the voice input language, it will only be applied when you enter text with your voice.
If you're having trouble typing on your watch's small screen, you can use voice input instead.
From the watch's Home screen, navigate to and open the Messages app.
While composing a new message, tap Voice input (the blue microphone icon). You may need to allow permissions before continuing.
Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap the Input languages icon.
Swipe to and tap your desired language.
On the Galaxy Watch4 series, navigate to and tap Settings, and then tap General. Tap Input, tap Keyboard list and default, and then tap Samsung voice input. Tap Manage languages, and then select or download your desired language.
On the Galaxy Watch5 series, voice input is tied to the keyboard language. Please see the next section for details.
Change the keyboard input language
Note: If you change the keyboard language, it will only be applied when you enter text on the keyboard.
Need to change the input language for the keyboard on your watch? You can select or download different languages for text input.
From the watch's Home screen, navigate to and tap Settings, and then tap General.
Tap Input, and then tap Keyboard settings. On the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 series, tap Samsung keyboard.
Tap Input languages, tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Languages. On the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 series, tap Manage languages.
Tap the switch next to your desired language.
You can also swipe to Available item or Available languages, and then tap a language to download it. However, only two keyboard languages can be used at a time on the watch.
To switch between keyboard languages, swipe left or right on the space bar of the keyboard.
Manually set the date and time
Note: On the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 series, you can only manually set the date and time if the watch has disconnected from the phone. The date and time will automatically sync when reconnected.
You can only manually set the watch's date and time when the watch is being used as a standalone device - in other words, when it's not connected to a phone. When your watch and phone are connected via Bluetooth or the Galaxy Wearable app, the phone's time and date settings sync automatically and cannot be changed from the watch. The following instructions only apply if your watch is set up as a standalone.
From the watch's Home screen, navigate to and tap Settings.
Swipe to and tap General, and then tap Date and time.
Select your desired option to update. If available, you can update the time zone for your region as well.
Incorrect language is displaying on watch
If the wrong language is appearing on your watch's menu and screens, you will most likely need to change the display language settings on the connected phone. This is because when your watch is paired to a phone, the watch's language is based on the connected phone's settings and cannot be changed from the watch. However, you can change these options on a standalone watch or a watch that was set up without a phone.
If you've got a standalone watch, navigate to and tap Settings. Tap General, and then tap Language. From there, select your desired language.
If Language is grayed out or does not appear, then the watch is paired to a phone and you will need to change the settings from the phone. If you’re having trouble changing the language, please check out our language guide.
Note: The Galaxy Watch4 and Watch5 series cannot be set up as a standalone watch, and therefore you can only change the display language from the connected phone.
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