How to Change iPad Language

If your preferred language is different from that is applied on iPad or iPad Air already then you can change it to your preferred language. You can change iPad language to the following international languages: English, Deutsch, Francais, Japanese, Nederlands, Italiano, Espanol, Chines, Pyccknn. See the following guide to change iPad language.

See also: Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts on iPad

Change iPad Language on iOS 7

If your iPad or iPad Air is running iOS 7.x then you can follow these steps to change interface language.

  • Tap on “Settings” icon on your iPad Air, Tap “General” on the left-side with gear icon (option #7 on the left in 3rd Group of options).
  • Tap “International” option on the right-side (Option #17 on the right in 7th Group).
  • Tap “Language” 1st option in first group, Choose your desire language from the available list of languages and tap the Done button on the top-right side of the language list screen.
  • This will take few seconds to change language, and you will see iPad interface language changed to the language you chosen.

Change language on old iOS versions


Tap on the following Settings icon

ipad settings icon
On the following screen tap on General and then tap on International option ( See screenshot below if interface language is not English already and get the idea where the option is, “General” is fifth option on left side…)

iPad language settings
On the next screen, tap on Language option

iPad language option
On the next screen, tap on the language that you want to apply on your iPad.



39 comments… add one
Mary April 17, 2010, 4:39 am

nice iPad tips

Khaliq April 20, 2010, 6:48 am

Can we change ipad language to one that is not listed in available language options

Mavrick September 14, 2010, 6:04 pm


david July 2, 2010, 10:08 pm

yes but when you change language as described and then use itunes and apps the language for these remains in the original unchanged one????

bill July 7, 2010, 11:59 pm

have you found a solution

Maxine September 24, 2012, 10:57 pm

I have had my iPad2 for two years … Bought in Canada. I am living in Mexico right now and just did an update to the iPad and now my updates to apps comes up in Spanish and I can’t update anything as I get the message that it has to be done in Canada. Do you know how I can fix this?

Constance October 5, 2010, 1:38 am

Still can’t change from Russian to

sandro October 9, 2010, 8:00 pm

how can i change the language into portugues as the ipad don’t have the option.

trickYguY October 10, 2010, 2:51 am

iPad language support is less than iPhone, at the moment iPad language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian.
I am not sure there is an app available to change iPad language other than available language options.

Katja January 2, 2011, 12:24 pm

I speak and type in 3 languages, I want to quickly switch between the languages and that NOT the interface changes, but the Correction dictionary changes. Now explain to me how you do that… Because what you propose here only changes the interface….
Regards, k

amari January 13, 2011, 4:01 pm

remember about change language during install iTunes and turn on Ipad first time: when you go to website with itunes open it in your country/language and instal iTunes in language that you want. Because a lot of things from iTunes appear after for example, I have Ipad in english, iTunes in italiano and Calendar in Ipad is in italiano.

tully knapp February 22, 2011, 9:29 pm

all my applications on IPAD are in english except Skype. I cannot get out of the Italian Skype. I have tried all settings and they are all correct. English is the chosen language, Skype comes up in Italian. I have found no help from the Skype personnel. They gave me your site. Please help.

trickYguY February 23, 2011, 12:45 am

Change your iPad language to English and then remove the installed Skype App from iPad (See how to remove app). Install Skype again from App Store.

Rico Viejo August 3, 2011, 8:18 pm

Switched to Russian. How do I get back to English?

trickYguY August 4, 2011, 1:16 am

Home screen, tap Gear icon

Tap the menu with the Gear icon

On the next screen, scroll down and find the 2nd last group of options and tap the third option in this group

Tap the first option on the next screen.

Now the tap the Language that you want to choose and then tap the bule icon on the top-rignt corner of the windows.

Wait for the iPad to apply changes and it will get back to the Home Screen.

Wgbauer8 April 10, 2013, 11:42 pm

Thank you so much ,

Anna January 19, 2015, 10:30 am

trickYguY :
I just wanted to Thank you, for helping me change the language on iPad back to English. I tryed for week and couldn’t figure it out. So, THANK YOU, so much! Much appreciated… September 1, 2011, 9:26 pm

I am an English speaker resident I Italy where I bought an iPad 2. How do I get iTunes, AppStore pages an: apps in English?

art December 18, 2011, 5:52 pm

can not find location services on ipad in the general page. please help thank you

kurdish February 17, 2012, 8:12 am

thanks it was helpful. so helpful

Thy Lam February 22, 2012, 8:02 am

my fiance just brought me a ipad and then i change the language to vietnamese now i can’t change it back to English please help !

yen March 16, 2015, 12:52 pm

Hi Thy!
I was wondering how did you change your iPad into Vietnamese??

Yen March 16, 2015, 12:54 pm

Reply through email if you can

jo April 9, 2012, 12:03 am

I bought my ipad 2 in France. I have changed the language to English which works except with email. the keyboard remains french and the spell check tries to change all words into french despite the fact that in settings English is selected. Help !!

Sadrea November 22, 2012, 10:45 pm

Please advise to change my iPad language from Arabic to english

hassan February 6, 2014, 12:21 am

Hi. I have apple Ipad air I cannot change the language from Japanese to Arabic or English how I can change it plz

TrickyWays February 6, 2014, 8:35 pm

Post is update for iPad running iOS 7 please check to change language on your iPad Air.

julie December 26, 2014, 6:48 am

Bought brand new ipad mini and it will not let me register it because I can not get pass the language to slide open….help

Stacey April 21, 2015, 1:47 pm

i was playing around and added a Chinese language. Now I can’t get rid of it! When I go into edit my language, it only gives me option to delete English. How can I delete Chinese as all my searches have both

Regina August 6, 2015, 11:22 pm

I changed my language on my Ipad and now I’m getting a error Change Language, You must reopen IJW

ivy October 9, 2015, 11:25 am

I’ve changed my language in my iPad 4 ios 9 screen has gone off how do I resolve this problem?

Kathy matthews December 3, 2015, 10:43 pm

Ok…mine show English but has a foreign beside it. I have no idea how to change it back. Please help!!

NIharika Jajoria July 26, 2016, 12:53 pm


My I pad uses English everywhere except for iTunes and app store. I am not able to change the language in app store.

Bunny gore February 6, 2017, 9:27 pm

I have had my iPad for 5 years. Half of the iPad is in Hebrew, the other is English. I have tried for over a month to change it to English…….my settings doesn’t have “international” like your diagram shows, what is wrong? Please. Help me. Thank you very much.
Bunny gore

TrickyWays February 7, 2017, 11:20 pm

Do you know the iPad model and iOS version installed on it?

Gabriel August 13, 2018, 5:13 am

It is usefull. thks.

Wiki January 15, 2019, 12:47 pm

Hey, I have a question, please answer! I have a problem on turning Chinese to English I pressed english version it didn’t work it was on English version but on my iPad it is only chinese blah blah so can you help me please

Leave a Comment

Join Our Subscribers

Receive the latest how-to guides, news, and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!