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Can I change or add a new language to the Xperia device? (Android 9 or Android 10 or Android 11or Android 12)

Can I add a new language to my Xperia device? / How do I change languages on my Xperia device?

    Valid for

    • Android 12
    • Android 11
    • Android 10
    • Android 9


    The languages that are available on your Xperia device depends on the region or market in which the device is released, for example, some Chinese and Japanese variants do not come with certain languages. Available languages are found in the Language & input settings.

    Tip: It is not possible to change the list of menu or writing languages preloaded in your Xperia device. However, as far as writing languages are concerned, you can search in Google Play for third-party apps that may provide you with a virtual keyboard featuring Arabic, Hebrew or Thai characters for typing.

    Note! Sony does not warrant or guarantee the performance of any third-party applications. Neither does Sony warrant nor guarantee the performance of content downloaded or acquired in other ways through such applications. For more information and support on any third-party application, we would suggest you to contact its developer.

    Android 12 or Android 11 or Android 10 or Android 9.0 

    To change the language

    1. Find and tap Settings > System > Languages & input > Languages.
    2. If the language you want to set is missing, tap Add a language and select the language from the list by tapping on it.
    3. Tap and hold on the two / four horizontal lines to the right of the language you want to change to, and drag the item to the top of the list.