Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus devices usually come with the English language set by default. This doesn’t mean, of course, that you cannot tweak this setting and select your favorite language. Depending on the language option and the app or service you’re using, you might even keep more than one language active at the same time.
Whether it’s German, Spanish, or Korean, as well as many other languages, changing it is a rather intuitive process that will affect all the apps and the user interface settings.
Before you start operating these changes, it wouldn’t hurt considering your options. We have divided the instructions of this tutorial into three main categories. Read on and decide what changes you wish to adopt.
If you want to modify the language of the device…
- You will have to edit the options under My Device menu;
- Launch the general Settings menu of the smartphone;
- You should easily spot the My Device section on top of the list and select it;
- Head to the Input and Control sub-menu;
- Select the Language and Input option in there;
- You will be redirected to a new window of settings;
- At the top of the new window you will have the Language option;
- Tap on it and select the language you wish to choose from the list that will extend in there.
If you want to modify the keyboard’s default language…
- You will have to edit the Language options from the general Settings;
- Navigate to Settings >> System >> Language and Input;
- Identify the Keyboard option and tap on the gear next to it;
- You will get a list of different languages from where you can select one for your keyboard app;
- Check the box dedicated to the language you wish to activate;
- Uncheck the boxes of all the other languages currently active and that you would like to remove;
- When you get back to using the keyboard, if you have more than one active language, suffices to swipe sideways right on the sidebar and you will instantly switch from one language to another.
When you can’t find a specific language that you want to select…
Things will get a bit more technical because in order to use a different language than the ones pre-installed on the device you will need to:
- Root the smartphone;
- Download the MoreLocale 2 and then install it;
- Run MoreLocale 2;
- Select the Custom locale option from the top of the window;
- Select the buttons labeled as ISO639 respectively ISO3166 and pick your preferred country and language from the list;
- Tap on the Set button to remember these settings.
With these simple instructions, the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus should display, from now on, your favorite language.