Change the languages ​​of individual applications: this is how it is done in Android

Do you speak multiple languages ​​or share a smartphone with someone who prefers to play Fortnite in Finnish? If so, Android 13 gives you the option to select a language for individual apps that differs from the default settings of the operating system. In our last edition of coffee break, we tell you how to do it!

If you’re using a reasonably recent smartphone, you should be able to receive the Android 13 update over the course of the next few weeks. Since Google is already updating its own Pixel smartphones with the new OS, we can already write guides for you with such cool features. Today, it is about the ability to set the language of individual applications.

The list of apps that support this feature is still very short as of late August 2022. You can only select Google News on a Google Pixel 6, which, admittedly, hardly has any additional apps installed. However, this is enough to show you how the language changer works for Android apps!

How to change the language of individual applications in Android 13

First of all, you need to make sure that you have successfully updated your phone to Android 13. You can find out if your smartphone will receive the Android 13 update in the linked article. After doing so, you can access the following menu items:

  1. Open the settings of your Android smartphone.
  2. To go System.
  3. now go to Languages ​​and input.
  4. Select Application languages.
  5. Select the app for which you want to change the language.
  6. Select the language of your choice.
  7. hey! The selected application will be displayed in the selected language.
A screenshot showing the path to language settings in Android 13.

To change the language, you first have to go to the language settings in Android as usual. / © NextPit

A screenshot showing the path to app-specific language settings in Android 13.

You can then select an app that you want to display in your language. / © NextPit

It’s a shame that Google only changes the display language in the app in the process and doesn’t cater for any localization. For example, my Google news feed was still displaying content in German because I still use a German IP address. If you also want to view the content in the desired language, we recommend using a VPN service. With this, you can set your location to the country of your choice with just a few taps.

Did you find this feature useful in Android 13? Have you already tried the new operating system? Share with us in the comments!

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