If you're having trouble changing your Mac's language settings, you may be able to fix it yourself by trying these solutions from our in-house tech experts.
Your Mac is always programmed to display the language of the location you purchased it from, but you can always change these settings and choose your preferred language.
Change your system language
- Click the Apple symbol located on the left corner of the screen > "System Preferences" > "Language & Region" > "General".
- Here, you can:
- Add a language: Click the "Plus" symbol and you can choose one or more languages, then click “Add”.
- Change the primary language:
- Choose your desired language from the list — the order of the languages on the list determines how to text displays when you type characters in a script that features more than one language.
Choose the language you want to use for specific apps
- Click the Apple symbol located on the left corner of the screen > "System Preferences" > "Language & Region" > "Apps".
- Here, you can:
- Select a language for an app: Click the "Plus" symbol, choose an app and your preferred language, then click “Add”.
- Switch the language for apps on the list:
- Choose the app you want to change, then select the language from the pop-up menu.
- Delete an app from the list:
- Choose the app, then click the minus symbol to delete it — the app will revert back to your chosen default language.
- You may need to close the app and reopen it to see the change in language.
If you've already opened a service request with us and your device needs to be returned for a repair, replacement, or refund, follow these return instructions, using the return label you were provided with.