How to Change the Default Language on Galaxy S20

New to Android and wondering how to change the default language on your new Samsung Galaxy smartphone to your preferred dialect? This post highlights a step-by-step guide on how to do so. Here’s how to change the default language on Galaxy S20.

Like other smartphones, the new Samsung galaxy s20 has multiple languages saved in its directory but only one can be set as default. Normally, the very first language in the list is the default. This means that texts on apps and menus are utilizing the language. If an app does not support the default language, it will consider using the next language in the list instead. You can also change it to the language you preferred the most. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to Change the Default Language on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps will walk you through changing the default language on a Galaxy S20 handset. For easier navigation, I’ve also provided the screenshots depicting each step to help you visualize the actual menu or screen to access. Here’s how it works.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the Apps screen then tap Settings.

    From the Apps screen, you'll see different app shortcut icons. Find the Settings app icon then tap to open it.
    The Settings menu contains a list of main features and options to configure.

    change default language on galaxy s20 - open settings

  2. Scroll down and tap General management.

    As the name implies, tapping this option will let you access and manage general settings such as language and input, date, time, and other relevant options.

    change default language on galaxy s20 - general management

  3. Tap Language and input to continue.

    A new screen that contains language and keyboard settings will show up next.

    change default language on galaxy s20 - language and input

  4. Tap Language.

    On the next screen you will see the default language that's currently selected or marked with a check.

    change default language on galaxy s20 - language

  5. To change the default language to your preferred language, tap the option to Add language.

    A list of different languages will be displayed.


    change default language on galaxy s20 - add language

  6. Select the language you'd like to use from the Samsung suggested list.

    Just scroll down to view other languages and then tap your preferred language to use.

    change default language on galaxy s20 - select other language

  7. If prompted, tap Set as default to confirm that you'd like to use the newly selected language as default.

    The default language is now changed.

    change default language on galaxy s20 - set as default confirm

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

If you’d like to change the language back to the default selection, just repeat the same steps until you get to the Language selection menu.

In the case where your preferred language is not available in the list, you can add it and then set it as the default language on your device. 

To do this, go back to the Language menu then tap the option to Add language. Choose the desired language and region and follow the rest of the onscreen instructions.

To remove a language from the list, just select the language then tap Remove to confirm.

You can also add a new language to be used on your Samsung keyboard. Doing so, you can access language-specific characters and use autocorrect suggestions based on the selected language. A separate tutorial will tackle the entire process so please keep posted.

Hope this helps.

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