Learn a language? You can set different apps on your Apple devices to use different languages to help you. Here is how.
There is no better way to learn a new language than practicing it every day. And a great way to do that is to change the language settings on your devices. That being said, it can get confusing when you're just starting out. Fortunately, your iPhone and Mac have a nice trick you can use: you can change the language of individual apps.
Before changing the language for an app on your iPhone
Before switching your apps to other languages, you'll need to add additional languages to your iPhone settings. To do this, just follow these steps:
Open minded settings.
Scroll down and select Generally > Language & region > add language.
Enter the language you want in the search bar at the top.
Tap the language to add it.
You have to choose whether to switch your iPhone to the new language or to use your current one.
Your iPhone will restart and you will then have the new language as part of your preferred language list.
You can add as many languages as you want. You can also move each language up or down to tell your iPhone your preferred order.
How to change the language for individual apps on an iPhone
Now that you've enabled additional languages, it's time to change the language of a specific app on your iPhone. Don't worry, the process is just as easy. Here is what you need to do:
Open that settings App.
Scroll down and select the app you want to change.
Select the language you want to use.
When you're done, exit the settings.
And that's it! The next time you open the app, it will be changed to the language you selected. Note that if the app doesn't support multiple languages, you won't be able to change them. In this case, the developers need to add support for different languages first.
If you'd like the app to change language again, just repeat the steps and select a different language.
How to change the language for individual apps on a Mac
If you want, you can also change the language of certain apps on your Mac in just a few steps. Just do the following:
Open that Apple Menu and select System settings > Language & region.
Press the Apps Tab at the top of the window.
Press the Plus symbol (+) is located at the bottom of the window.
Select the app for which you want to change the language from the drop-down menu.
Now select the language you want from the drop-down menu under the app.
click Add to.
The next time you open the app, it will use the new language you selected. Note that if your Mac is open, you will need to restart the app in order to change the language. So make sure to close the app beforehand or save everything before your Mac reboots it to avoid losing something important.
If you want the app to revert to the previous language, repeat the steps above, select the app and click the Minus symbol (-) by doing Language & region Window.
Now it's your turn. Nothing prevents you from learning words or phrases in any language you want. Remember, if you can't change the language of a particular app, you'll have to wait for the developers to add support for different languages. If you want to improve your game, you should try other apps that really teach you different languages.
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