Change the Android System Language to Japanese

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Method 1: English to Japanese

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Steps

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    To start with, press the power button and swipe across your lock screen to open it.
    This should take you to your home screen. In this case we're using a Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.
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    In order to proceed and access the language option, we're going to need to open our settings panel.
    That can be done by swiping down across the phone, and then selecting the Settings icon at the top of the phone.
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    Alternatively, we can press the home button at the bottom to go back to the home screen.
    Then we're going to press on the Apps button which is this checkerboard shaped icon. Tap on that one time.
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    You may need to scroll through a few windows, but you'll find the Settings icon that looks just like the one on the notifications screen, only it's larger and has color.
    Tap that one time, which will take us to the Settings Menu.
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    We want to go down to our System Settings, which means scrolling down past Quick Settings, Network Settings, and the other options, until we see the grey letter, which says Language and Input.
    Tap that one time.
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    Now you will see at the top that our language is set to English (United States).
    We're going to want to set this to Japanese, so tap this one time.
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    Scroll down through the list until you find Japanese.
    Japanese, and other languages similar to it, are not going to appear in the actual language you may expect them to appear in, but rather, they're going to appear in the character set specific to that language. In this case, we're going to be using this.
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    Now our language will reset into the Japanese Konji character set.
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    To confirm that the language change is complete, press the home button which will take us back to the home screen.
    Now, all of our icons on the home screen have changed into Japanese.
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    This concludes our tutorial for how to set up the Japanese language on your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone.
    Thank you for choosing VisiHow, have a great day.
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Method 2: Japanese to English

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Steps

  1. 1
    To start with, press the power button to unlock your phone, then swipe across the lock screen.
    As you can see, our system language is currently set to Japanese, however the phone functionality remains the same.
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    We can swipe down, which will open up our notifications panel and give us the option to press on the Settings button.
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    Alternatively, we can press our home button at the bottom of the screen to go back to the home screen, where we can tap on the Applications icon.
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    Now we can scroll through our apps and look for the Settings button.
    When we find the settings button, simply press it one time.
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    Now we need to scroll down to the System Menu.
    Obviously, if you don't speak or read Japanese, you may not be able to find the Systems Menu, however, you can find the grey, letter A character icon. That is the icon that will allow you to change, modify or update the system language. Press it one time and this will open up the option to change the languages.
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    Again, while you probably can't read this if you don't understand Japanese, you should know that the very top button is the one you choose.
    This will let you select the language that you would like to have.
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    In our case, we're going to choose English (United States).
    Tap that one time. This will switch our language back to English.
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    To confirm that, we can press back on Language and Input.
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    You'll now see that our menu has been reset to English.
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    Likewise, we can press the home button and that will take us back to our English home screen.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to remove the Japanese language from your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone and set it back to the default of English.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. Have a great day.
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Questions and Answers

How to change system language to Japanese on S6?

I just purchased a Galaxy S6 device and want to be able to change the system language to Japanese, but I am wondering if you had to "root" your S6 device in order to use the Japanese language, or was it already available as a pre-installed language? When I spoke with Samsung, they told me that the only pre-installed languages available are English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, and Korean.

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To get an additional language that is not stock, it is better to use an app like MoreLangs from Google Play. This way you do not have to root your device and add custom OS which tends to be sometimes less reliable. With MoreLangs, you can easily toggle between both languages.

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I have an S6. Japanese is not listed in languages. How can I get it?

Japanese is not listed as a language option, how can I get it?

You can watch in this Youtube Tutorial how to install Google Japanese Input from Google Play. To toggle back and forth after install, you would tap the globe at the bottom of your keyboard and the list will come up of the languages you have on your phone.

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I don't have Japanese as a "Language", is there a way to add it in?

I have a Droid Turbo 2, and it can have Japanese as an input and voice typing... but not language

Set Locale & Language is an app in Google Play that will do what you are asking for. With the stock keyboards on the Droid Turbo 2 you will only have what you have already discovered but this app will boost it further.

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In my phone, I do not see Japanese Language in setting - Language?

I open the setting menu, and I choose Language, I just find 6 language, is : Indonesian, Filiphin, Thai, India, Malay, and English.

If you do not see the language you would like, you will have to install an app or root the phone and put on a Custom OS with Japanese as a selection.

So whenever I try to change my system language to Japanese, it is unavailable as an option?

Following the instructions very closely, I did everything that was mentioned to me in this tutorial and was not able to find the Japanese language option. in fact, there are only about 7 options to choose from.. I have tried: I haven't rooted my phone. I have just reread this tutorial multiple times to not have any success.. I think it was caused by: Maybe the software is unavailable. I have this model phone so that is the part that is really confusing me

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