How to change the language on your iPad if it’s incorrect

You can change the language on your iPad at any time.

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You can change the language on your iPad at any time.
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  • To change the language on your iPad, you’ll need to go into your “Language and Region” settings menu.
  • If you’ve received an iPad from another country, you may need to change the iPad’s language to fit your native language.
  • If your iPad is currently in a language that you can’t read, navigating menus can be difficult – this article will tell you where menu items are located, as well as what they’re called.
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Language is one of the most important settings on your iPad.

If you live in a country where the primary language is different from yours, you will obviously want to change your iPad to the language you speak and read.

You can also change your iPad’s language if you’re practicing using another language. Or if your iPad’s language setting somehow inadvertently changed, you’ll need to know how to change it back without being able to read the words.

Here’s what you need to know.

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How to change the language on an iPad

1. Open the Settings app – its icon is gray, and looks like a multi-layered gear.

2. In the left-hand menu, tap on the General tab, which should be the first tab in the third group.

3. Scroll down to tap on “Language and Region.” It should be the third item in the fifth grouping.

4. The top item should be “iPad Language.” Tap on that.

5. Scroll down to tap on whichever language you want to change your iPad to. In this example I’ve selected US Spanish, or Español (EE. UU.).

There are dozens of languages you can change your iPad's language to.

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There are dozens of languages you can change your iPad’s language to.
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6. Tap on “Done” (it will be the word in the upper-right corner of the screen).

7. It will ask you again if you want to change to the new language. Tap “Continue” (bottom-right of the new box).

Confirm that you want to change your iPad's language.

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Confirm that you want to change your iPad’s language.
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8. The screen will go black except for the term about changing to the new language.

9. When your screen comes back up, everything will be in the new language.

The language of every menu and most apps will be changed to match your choice.

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The language of every menu and most apps will be changed to match your choice.
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