Change Android System Language between Spanish and English

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Method 1: English to Spanish

You're watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how you can change the system language from English or any other language to Spanish on your Samsung Galaxy S5. To start with, press the lock button on the right-hand side of your phone. One press will bring you to your lock screen.

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    Here, you'll need to enter your PIN, passcode, swipe or other lock methods.
    In my case, it's a quick swipe.
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    It is going to bring you to your home screen.
    Once you're on the home screen, you're going to need to swipe down from the top of your phone.
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    That's going to bring up your Notifications panel, where you'll find a white gear-shaped icon, which is your settings icon.
    Tapping that one time will bring up the Settings menu. Alternatively, if you'd rather access it a different way, you can simply press the Home button, which is the button on the bottom center of your phone. Press that one time.
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    Now we're back on the home screen, as you can clearly see.
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    Here we have the Applications icon on the bottom right side.
    This Applications icon looks like a series of white boxes. It's checkerboard style. Just press it one time.
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    Now that you've pressed it, you should be able to find the gear-shaped Settings icon.
    In my case, it's on the right-hand side of the phone in the middle of my icon list. However, you may have it somewhere else on your phone, in which case you'll need to look for it. Once you find it, give it a quick press.
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    It is going to take us back to the Settings menu, as we showed you earlier.
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    What you're looking for is the Systems Option.
    As you can see from the top, we have Quick Settings, Network Connections, Connect, and Share. So we'll continue scrolling until we find the System. Here we have the System Menu, now.
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    Under the System menu, we're specifically looking for Language and Input, which is represented by an A inside of a white square, which is also inside of a box.
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    One press on that will open up our Language and Input menu.
    Now at the top, you'll see that I have my language set to English - United States. Let's tap that one time.
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    It is going to bring up a list of our options.
    Each one of these is another language. Tapping that language will change your phone language into this particular language so be careful you don't accidentally tap anything. In our case, we're looking for Spanish, specifically the kind of Spanish they speak in Spain. We're going to tap that one time.
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    And that's going to switch our entire system language into Spanish.
    To confirm that this change is effective, let's push back one time.
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    And here you can see that a number of the icons - a number of the menu topics for the icons have in fact changed to Spanish.
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    To further confirm this, we'll press our home button.
    Again, that's at the center bottom of your phone.
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    One press on that, and that will take us back to the Home Screen, where we can see again that everything has changed, and it's now in Spanish.
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    As a final test, let's go ahead and press our lock button one time.
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    Now that the lock button has been pressed, we'll press it again and confirm that our Lock Screen has changed to Spanish.
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    Let's slide across to open
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    And as you can see here, our Home Screen is also now in Spanish.
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    This concludes our tutorial on changing the system language of your Samsung Galaxy smartphone into Spanish.
    Thank you for choosing VisiHow, and have a great day.
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Method 2: Spanish to English

You're watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how to change your system language from Spanish into English. To start with, press the lock screen button on your phone.

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Steps

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    And then swipe across the phone, in my case, to open it.
    Or in your case, you may have to use a PIN or passcode or even a fingerprint depending on the lock screen method you've got set up.
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    Once you're on the home screen, you're going to want to go to the top of your phone and just bring your finger down.
    Slide from the top to the bottom. Let me show you that again. Slide from the top of the phone down to the bottom of the phone.
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    That's going to open up your Notifications panel.
    And right there at the top on the right-hand side is a Systems menu icon. Tap on that Settings menu and it's going to open up the settings for you.
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    As you can see everything is in Spanish, but that's okay because we know where we're going to go and I'm going to show you.
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    But first, let me show you how you can press the Home button again and find a different way to also access the settings option.
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    Now we're back on the Home screen.
    And what we're going to do is go down here where it says "Menu" or you see this little checkerboard icon - we're going to tap that one time. That's for our applications.
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    Now we've opened our Applications folder.
    And as you can see on my phone, I've got another gear-shaped icon which is also a Settings icon. Quick press on that, and we're back in the Settings menu.
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    Now we're looking for the System option.
    It may or may not appear in Spanish but you read the same way as in English and here you can see it says "Systema" so it's relatively close. But the one thing it doesn't change is this gray circle with the letter 'A' inside of it. That is our language icon. So let's tap that one time.
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    That's going to open up our Language menu.
    In the Language menu, what we're looking for is the very top option and you'll see languages here, however in some cases you may have a language that you don't understand or you can't read. At any rate, let's tap that one time.
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    This brings up the Language menu.
    Any one of these languages you tap is going to change the language of your phone and it's not going to ask you if you'd like to change it or not, it's simply going to change it so be very careful what you press here or you could end up needing another tutorial on how to change another language.
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    In this case, I'm going to tap English (United States).
    That's going to automatically switch my language back from Spanish into English.
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    As you can see here now, it reads English (United States).
    Language and input - let's tap that one time to go back.
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    We just tapped Language and input one time to go back.
    Now we're under our settings menu; quick settings. As you can see, everything is back in English - my sound, my display, my wallpaper.
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    However, let's go ahead and press the home button (again, that's at the bottom of your phone).
    One press on that to get back.
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    Now let's look and see what we have.
    Okay, we're back on the Home screen and everything appears to be back in English.
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    Let's make one final check.
    Press our lock button on the right-hand side of the phone. My apologies, I pressed it too long. One quick press to lock it.
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    Then we're going to press it again quickly to unlock it to bring to the lock screen.
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    Now I'm going to swipe across my lock screen and I'm back on the Home Panel.
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    And everything is in English.
    This confirms to me that the system language has now been changed successfully to English.
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    This concludes our tutorial on changing the language on your phone from Spanish back into English.
    If you need any additional help with Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Mini or S5 Duos, please leave us a comment or question in the section below and we'll do our best to make sure we get a video to help solve your problem. As always, thanks for choosing VisiHow and have a great day!
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