How to Change Language in Gmail Account?

If you wish to change the language in your Gmail account but don’t know how to do it, you can follow the below-mentioned instructions to change the language you use to see Gmail and make use of special keyboards to type in another language which you wish to change to.

Steps to Change Language in Gmail Account


1.) Open Gmail on your computer and click on the Sear icon located on the top-right corner of your screen.

2.) Select Settings option from the drop-down menu that appears on your screen.

3.) In the Settings page, go to the Language section and select a language from the drop-down menu.

4.) Then, click on the Save Changes button.

5.) Your Gmail interface will be changed to the selected language.


1.) Go to the Settings app on your Android device.

2.) Tap on the Languages & input and select Languages.

3.) Now simply drag your preferred language to the top of the list.

iPhone & iPad

You will need to change the phone’s language setting in order to change the language of the Gmail app. As you will change this setting, it will automatically change the language of all the applications on your iPhone.

1.) Go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

2.) Next, go to General > Language & Region > iPhone or iPad Language.

3.) Now simply choose your desired language and tap on the Done button.

4.) The language will be changed right away in your Gmail app on iPhone or iPad.

To Type in another Language

To type in another language, you will need to make use of input tools. You will need to follow these steps to allow input tools in your Gmail account.

NOTE: You will be able to use input tools only using a browser and not using the Gmail app.

1.) In your Gmail account, go to the Settings option by clicking on the Gear icon located at the top-right corner of your screen.

2.) Go to the Language section and click on the Show all language options.

3.) Next, select the checkbox next to the option – Enable input tools.

4.) Then, choose the language with which you wish to use input tools, and the type of keyboard you wish to use.

5.) After that, simply click on the OK button and then on the Save Changes option.

6.) Now, open your inbox and click on the language icon located just next to the Gear icon in the upper right corner. Simply use the down-arrow icon to switch from one language to another.

Seeing Garbled Text in Emails?

In case you are seeing letters from an unfamiliar language in your emails, you will need to make changes to the settings in your Gmail account. For this,

  • Open any web browser on your device.
  • Select View > Encoding (for Internet Explorer) or Text Encoding (for Firefox, Safari).
  • Now select the language you wish to use.

So, this is how you can change Language in Gmail account on your Computer, Android, or iPhone & iPad.

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