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Change keyboard language

You can choose from a wide variety of languages, layouts, and regions for your keyboard to find the letters, characters, symbols, and abbreviations you're looking for. Your phone also offers word suggestions and spelling corrections based on the language you choose. To learn more, see Keyboard tips.

  1. In the App list, tap Settings Settings icon > Keyboard.

  2. Tap Add keyboards Add icon, select all the languages you'd like to be able to use from your keyboard, and then tap Add Add icon. (To remove a language, tap and hold the language in the list, and then tap Remove.)

    The next time you use your keyboard, you'll see a button on the bottom row of keys that indicates which language you're currently using on your keyboard.

  3. Tap the button to switch between all the languages you've selected. For example, if you usually use a US English keyboard, tap the ENG button, and the keyboard switches to the next language you've added. You can also tap and hold the button to reveal all the languages you've added and then switch to the one you want.

    Keyboard showing button used to change languages

Notes

  • Text suggestions are not available for all keyboard languages. To learn more, see Feature and service availability.
  • Some keyboards need text suggestions functionality to be downloaded before you can use them. In the list of languages under Add keyboards, you'll see the size of each download.

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