How to change the language of an app on Mac and iPhone

Set the app language on macOS

In macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey you can control which language each app launches in. Simply go to System Preferences > Language & Region > Apps. There press the plus button to customize the language for selected app.

Adjust the language of an app on the Mac

Set the app language on iPhone & iPad

In iOS 14 and later you can customize which language each app opens in. Simply go to System Preferences > Language & Region > Apps.

Adjust the language of an app on iPhone and iPad

Preferred languages

An app, of course, needs to be localized in the specific language you want to select. If your language of choice is not available, contact the app developers to localize their app in your language.

You can also set a list of preferred languages in System Preferences > Language & Region > General on the Mac and in System Settings > General > Language & Region.

Preferred app languages on iOS

The order of the list of preferred languages determines which languages apps open in when your top priority language is not available in the app. So you should add all languages you can speak in the order how well you understand them.



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