When you first set up your Chromebook, you’re prompted to choose the language settings you want to use. Your ChromeOS UI and apps will then use the respective settings to display text information. But you can always change your language settings, and in this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to do that.
How Do I Change My Chromebook’s Language?
Change the ChromeOS UI Language
- Click on the Time icon and select Settings.
- Go to Advanced and scroll down to Languages and input.
- Then, go to Languages.
- Edit your preferred language settings.
- Save the changes. Restart your Chromebook for the new settings to take full effect.
If you want to add a new language, click on the Add languages option. You can then re-order your languages based on your preferences.
How to Change Keyboard Language on Chromebook
- Navigate to Settings, and select Advanced.
- Then go to Languages and inputs, and select Input method.
- Click on Manage input methods to add a new keyboard language.
- Turn on Show input options in the shelf to display your keyboard language code.
You can then quickly change between different keyboard language input methods by clicking the language code that appears on the shelf next to the time.
Change Web Content Languages on Chromebook
You can also customize your web content language settings so that Chromebook reads web content in your preferred language when available.
- Navigate to Settings → Advanced → Languages and inputs → Languages.
- Go to Web content languages, and click on Add languages.
- Select the language you want to add and hit the Add button.
- Click on More options (the three dots) next to your language.
- You can then customize your language list, remove languages from the list, or enable the Google Translate pop-up box.
Keep in mind that these options may not be available on all Chromebook models. Alternatively, you can change your Google Chrome language settings.
Why Is My Chromebook in a Different Language?
If your Chromebook is in a different language, maybe you accidentally changed the language settings. If an organization manages your device, your IT admin may have set up a rule that automatically reverts the UI language to default settings the next time you sign in.
If you want to change your language settings on Chromebook, go to Settings, navigate to Advanced and scroll down to Languages and input. You can then change your ChromeOS UI language, add new keyboard language input methods, and so on. What language did you change your ChromeOS settings to? Let us know in the comments below.