Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – How to Change Language

Your Galaxy Note 8 may be set to English by default but what if you’re trying to practice a new language? Changing the language on your phone can be just as helpful as watching a foreign movie with subtitles or any other form of self-taught language learning.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - How to Change Language

There’s also the chance that you got your Note 8 as a gift from a friend abroad. In that case, you may need to change the system language to English before you do anything else.

Changing the language on the Note 8 is not difficult. You can do it quickly even if all the text is displayed in an unrecognizable alphabet.

Changing the Phone’s Language

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the list
  3. Select General Management
  4. Tap Language and Input
  5. Tap Language

Samsung Note 8 How to Change Language

Now you have two options. You can either choose one of the languages from the list or add a new one. To add a new language, do the following:

  1. Tap Add new language (plus icon)
  2. Select the language you want
  3. Select Keep Current or Set As Default

Galaxy Note How to Change Language

This is all great if you want to switch from English to your preferred language. But what do you do if everything displayed is in a foreign language and you’re not sure which option to choose? To follow the previously shown steps, simply learn the icons.

The Settings icon is always going to feature a blue gear.

Galaxy Note 8 How to Change Language

The General Management line features an icon with three horizontal sliders in front of it.

Language and Input is always the first option. Language is also the first option in the next menu. To add a new language, select the option that doesn’t have a number next to it, or tap on the plus sign icon.

The Set as Default option will always be the one on the right side of the screen.

What About a Different Keyboard App?

Changing languages is no big deal. But getting an accurate predictive text feature is tricky with the standard Note 8. You might want to consider installing a keyboard app like Gboard.

This virtual keyboard app was initially launched for iOS back in 2016. However, since then, it has become one of the most popular Android apps, passing the 1 billion mark in installations.

Gboard offers support for many languages and comes with the ability of predicting entire phrases as opposed to just words. It has a better autocorrect function than the default Samsung keyboard.

Here is how you can install the Gboard:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Open Google Play
  3. Search for Gboard and install it

This is how you swap it for the default keyboard:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Change Language

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap General Management
  3. Tap Language and Input
  4. Select Default Keyboard
  5. Browse the list and select Gboard

A Final Thought

Note that not all languages have amazing support. Some languages will make the phone’s predictive text functions to work less efficiently. This may also happen if you add too many languages to the list aside from the ones you use regularly, so delete any languages you don’t need.

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