How to Change Language on Galaxy S20

Wondering how to set or change the default language on your new Samsung Galaxy S20 handset? If so, then this post will be able to help you out.  This post will walk you through the standard process on how to change language on Galaxy S20. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Assigning a default language is one of the first things you should upon acquiring a new smartphone. This way you can start communicating with and inputting commands for your phone to process. Assigning a default language is usually done through the initial setup wizard. However, the settings applied during the initial setup can be modified anytime.

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone has language and input settings that can be modified based on every end-user’s preferences. And this quick guide will teach you how to manage these settings.

Steps to Change Language on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 4 minutes

The following steps depict the standard process of changing or adding new language on the new Samsung Galaxy S20. To make it easier for new Android users, I’ve laid out each step with a corresponding screenshot as visual representation of the menu options and screens described in the given instruction. Just follow these steps and you’ll get to change the language on your device in no time.

  1. Go to the Home screen then swipe up from the bottom.

    Doing so will pull up the Apps screen.

    change default language on galaxy s20 - open apps screen

  2. Swipe right to and then tap Settings.

    The Settings app will open along with the key system options for you to modify or manage.

    change default language on galaxy s20 - tap to open settings

  3. From the Settings menu, scroll down and tap General management.

    This will let you access and manage basic settings for language, input, date and time as well as reset options.

    how to change default language on Galaxy S20 - general management

  4. Select Language and input to continue.

    A list of relevant options to configure will appear.

    how to change default language on Galaxy S20 - language and input

  5. Tap Language.

    This will show available languages supported by your phone. The current language will show up beneath the label.

    how to change default language on Galaxy S20 - select a language

  6. To add your preferred language(s), tap the option to Add language.

    A list of suggested languages and those recommended by Samsung will be displayed next.

    how to change default language on Galaxy S20 - change or add language

  7. Tap to select your preferred language.

    After making selection, a message prompt will show up.

    how to change default language on Galaxy S20 - choose a new language

  8. Read and review the information then tap the option to Set as default.

    This command will save the current changes you've made to your phone's language settings.
    Alternatively you can drag your preferred language to the top of the list and then tap Apply. This is also another way to set that language as default.

    how to change default language on Galaxy S20 - save and apply new language

  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
  • Galaxy S20

The selected language will then be applied and used on your device. If you’d like to change it to another language, just repeat the same steps until you’ll get to the language selection menu. From there you can scroll through the list and search for the language that you’d like to use.

The default language assigned to your phone will also be the same language used by the apps. It’s typically the very first language listed in the language section of your device. If a certain app does not support the current language you’ve set, the next language in the list will be utilized instead. 

Important note:

Available settings and menu options may vary depending on your service provider and software version of your device.

There is also an option to delete languages from your device. All you have to do is launch the Settings app then search for language that you’d like to remove.

And that’s how you change the language on your Samsung Galaxy S20. Please keep posted for more comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks on how to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S20 and other new Galaxy devices.  

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