Article ID : SX680802 / Last Modified : 05/12/2022

How do I change the writing language when entering text?

    Applicable to

    • Android™ 9.0 and later versions

    You can write text, for example, text messages or email, using more than one language, for example, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, or Tamil. To be able to do this, you first have to add the languages. Once you have added the languages, you can change between them when using the keyboard.

    Add a writing language for text input.

    1. Find and tap SettingsSystemLanguages & inputOn-screen keyboardGboardLanguagesAll languages.
    2. Find and tap the language you wish to add.
    3. Swipe right or left to find, and then tap, the keyboard layout you wish to use for the new language.

    Change the language when entering text.

    1. Open the on-screen keyboard to start entering text.
    2. Tap and hold space bar to change the input language.