How do you tell your iPhone or iPad the region you're in and language you speak? In Settings!

Region settings control everything from the units of measurement Siri uses by default to access to some apps, like News. Language likewise determines how your iPhone and iPad communicate with you. They're usual set up to reflect the place you bought your device, or to what you chose during setup, but you can also change them at any time.

How to set your language on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Language & Region.

    Launch settings and tap General. Tap Language and Region.

  4. Tap iPhone Language at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap the language you would like to select.
  6. Tap Done.

    Tap iPhone Language and then tap the language you would like to select and done.

How to pick your preferred language on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Language & Region.
  4. Tap Edit in the upper right corner of the screen.

    Editing Language order

  5. Drag your native language to the top of the list.
  6. Tap Done in the upper right corner of the screen.
  7. Tap Continue to confirm the language reorder.

    Editing Language order

How to set your region on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Language & Region.

    Launch settings and tap General. Tap Language and Region.

  4. Tap Region.
  5. Tap the region you would like to select.
  6. Tap Done.

    Tap Region and then tap the region you would like to select. Tap done.

How to change your Calendar on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Language & Region.

    Launch settings and tap General. Tap Language and Region.

  4. Tap Calendar.
  5. Tap Gregorian, Japanese, or Buddhist to make it the default calendar.
  6. Tap Language & Region to save.

    Tap Calendar and then pick the type you would like displayed. Tap Language and Region to save.

How to change your Temperature Unit on your iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Settings from home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Language & Region.

    Launch settings and tap General. Tap Language and Region.

  4. Tap Temperature Unit.
  5. Tap Celsius or Fahrenheit to make default temperature unit.
  6. Tap Language & Region to save.

    Tap Temperature Unit and tap the type you would like displayed. Tap Language and Region to save.

Any Questions?

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