How to Change Keyboard Language on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Do you often find yourself typing in multiple languages on your Android device? Maybe you need to switch between English and Spanish frequently, or perhaps you’re learning a new language and want to practice typing in it on your phone.

Whatever the reason may be, changing the keyboard language on Android is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of changing the keyboard language on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Settings Menu

To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the Settings menu. You can usually find this app icon among your other apps or by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear-shaped icon.

Step 2: Select ‘Languages & input’

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find an option called Languages & input. Tap on it to access further settings related to languages and keyboards.

Step 3: Choose ‘Virtual Keyboard’

In the Languages & input menu, you will see various options related to languages and keyboards. Look for an option called Virtual Keyboard or a similar name specific to your Android device. Tap on it to proceed.


The naming conventions may vary slightly depending on your Android device manufacturer or version of Android. However, most devices have a similar set of options for changing keyboard language.

Step 4: Select ‘Manage Keyboards’

Inside the Virtual Keyboard menu, look for an option labeled as Manage Keyboards. This is where you can manage and customize different keyboard settings, including the language preferences.


If you’re using a third-party keyboard app like Gboard or SwiftKey, the steps might be slightly different. However, the overall process of changing the keyboard language remains similar.

Step 5: Enable Additional Languages

Once you’re in the Manage Keyboards menu, you should see a list of available keyboards on your device. Look for an option that allows you to Enable Additional Languages or something similar. Tap on it to explore more language options.

Step 6: Add New Language

Inside the Additional Languages menu, you will find a list of supported languages. Scroll through the list and locate the language you want to add as your new keyboard language. Tap on it to select it.


If you cannot find your desired language in the list, you may need to download a language pack or enable it from your Android device’s system settings. Refer to your device’s user manual or online resources for specific instructions.

Step 7: Configure Language Settings

After selecting your desired language, you will be taken back to the Manage Keyboards menu. Here, look for an option that lets you Configure Language Settings. Tap on it to access further settings related to your chosen language.

Step 8: Set as Default Language

In the Language Settings menu, check if there is an option to Set as Default Language. Enabling this option will make your newly selected language the default keyboard language on your Android device.


If there isn’t a “Set as Default Language” option, don’t worry! Some Android devices automatically set the last selected language as the default one.

Step 9: Start Typing in Your New Language

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the keyboard language on your Android device.

Now, when you open any app that requires typing, you should see the new language enabled on your keyboard. Simply tap on the space where you need to type and start typing in your newly selected language.


If you have multiple languages enabled, you can switch between them by tapping on the globe or language icon on your keyboard.


Changing the keyboard language on Android is a straightforward process that allows you to type in different languages with ease. By following these simple steps, you can add and switch between multiple languages on your Android device. So go ahead and explore the world of multilingual communication right at your fingertips!

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