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How to change the language on a Chromebook

You don't have to reset your Chromebook for this.
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April 5, 2022

Chromebooks are like any other modern computers, and you can change things like the cursor and language on them if you please. Have you just got a Chromebook, but it’s not set to use your preferred language? No problem, you can easily change the language without resetting your Chromebook.

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QUICK ANSWER

To change the language on your Chromebook, head over to Settings -> Advanced -> Languages and input -> Languages -> Change. Select the language you want, and click Confirm and restart.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to change the language on a Chromebook

Open the Settings app on your Chromebook via search or by clicking the time at the bottom right of your screen, and click Settings. Select Advanced in the left navigation pane and Languages and input in the expanded menu.

Chromebook languages menu
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Select Languages to open the language selection menu. Click the Change button next to the Device language option.

Chromebook change language menu
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Search for your preferred language or scroll down to it. Choose the language you want and click the Confirm and restart button.

Chromebook language selection
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Your Chromebook will restart and load up the language you selected. To go back to the earlier language, you can follow the same steps.

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Change the web content languages on a Chromebook

In addition to changing the system language, you can also change the web content languages to make sure Google Chrome displays pages in your preferred languages.

Open the Settings app on your Chromebook via search or by clicking the time at the bottom right of your screen, and select Settings. In the left navigation pane, click Advanced and Languages and input in the expanded menu.

Chromebook languages menu
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Select Languages to open the language selection menu. Under Website languages, click the + Add languages button.

Chromebook change language menu
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Search for your preferred language or scroll down to it. Select it, and click the Add button.

Chromebook select web languages
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The languages can be ordered by preference. Click the three-dot menu button and click Move to the top, Move down, or Move up to prioritize the languages as per your preference.

Chromebook web language options
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If you want pages translated into a specific language, you can check the box next to Offer to translate pages in this language.


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