How to Change Keyboard Language Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to change the keyboard language on your Mac. Whether you need to type in a different language or want to switch between multiple languages, macOS makes it easy for you to do so.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To begin, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can press Command + Spacebar to open Spotlight Search, type “System Preferences,” and hit Enter.

Step 2: Select “Keyboard”

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Keyboard” icon. It is usually represented by a keyboard image.

Step 3: Go to “Input Sources”

In the Keyboard preferences window, navigate to the “Input Sources” tab at the top. Here, you will find a list of installed keyboard languages.

Step 4: Add a New Keyboard Language

To add a new keyboard language, click on the “+” (plus) button at the bottom left corner of the Input Sources tab. A list of available languages will appear.

  • Type: Type in the name of the language you want to add or scroll through the list to find it.
  • Select: Click on the desired language from either your typed search results or the list.


You can also checkmark “Show Input menu in menu bar” if you want a shortcut option to switch between languages directly from your menu bar.

Step 5: Remove an Existing Keyboard Language

If you want to remove an existing keyboard language, select it from the list in the Input Sources tab and click on the “-” (minus) button at the bottom left corner. Confirm your action when prompted.

Step 6: Arrange Keyboard Languages

If you have multiple keyboard languages added, you can arrange their order of appearance by dragging and dropping them in the list. The language at the top will be set as the default language.


You can also use the Move up and Move down buttons to change the order of languages.

Step 7: Switch Between Keyboard Languages

Once you have added multiple keyboard languages, you can easily switch between them while typing. You can either use the shortcut key combination Command + Spacebar, or click on the input menu icon in your menu bar and select the desired language from the dropdown list.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to change keyboard language on your Mac. With these simple steps, you can now type effortlessly in different languages without any hassle.

We hope this article was helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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