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The device displays a language I don't understand. How do I change the language?

    The languages available on your Xperia device depend on the region or market in which the device is released, for example, some Chinese and Japanese variants do not come with certain languages. Available languages are found in the Language & input settings.

    Tip: It is not possible to change the list of menus or writing languages preloaded on your Xperia device. However, regarding writing languages, you can search in Google Play for third-party apps that may provide you with a virtual keyboard featuring Arabic, Hebrew, or Thai characters for typing.

    Note: Sony does not warrant or guarantee the performance of any third-party applications. Neither does Sony warrant nor guarantee the performance of content downloaded or acquired in other ways through such applications. For more information and support on any third-party application, we suggest you contact its developer.

    Changing the device language

    Android 8.0 and later

    1. Find and tap Settings (a gear icon ) → System (a gears icon ) → Languages & input (a keyboard icon ) → Language (the first option in the menu).
    2. Tap the plus sign + and select a language.
    3. Drag the language you just added to position 1. The device language changes.

    Android 7.0, 7.1 or 7.1.1

    To change the device language

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    2. Find and tap Settings (a gear icon ) → Language & input (a keyboard) → Language (the first option in the menu).
    3. Tap the plus sign + and select a language.
    4. Drag the language you just added to position 1. The device language changes.

    Android 6.0 or lower

    To change the device language

    1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    2. Find and tap Settings (a gear icon or a screwdriver and wrench icon) → Language & input (a keyboard) → Language (the first option in the menu).
    3. Select the language that you want.
    4. Tap Done or OK.