How to Add More Languages to a Samsung Galaxy Note

By Danielle Fernandez

Unlike some older mobile devices, which required additional downloads to supplement the limited factory-installed languages, your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with a wide variety of system and keyboard language options. While it is originally set to the native language of the country in which it is purchased, personalizing your device's language settings can make communication more efficient for you, regardless of where you live. This comprehensive list of language settings can be accessed and modified using the main "Language and Input" menu.

Step 1

Navigate to the Apps folder and tap "Settings." Alternately, you can swipe downward on the notifications bar and tap the gear icon.

Step 2

Tap the "Controls" tab and then "Language and Input."

Step 3

Tap "System" to configure the language that appears on a system-wide level -- for example, the various menu options and the notifications you receive.

Step 4

Scroll through the list and tap the system language setting you wish to enable. Note that you cannot modify or add new system languages. If you are not redirected to the previous menu once you have tapped a new language setting, tap the Back arrow at the top left to return.

Step 5

Tap the gear icon to the right of the implemented keyboard input option -- the current keyboard input setting is denoted with a check.

Step 6

Tap "Select Keyboard Input Languages" and acknowledge the notification about updating the standard language options.

Tap to place a check next to a language listed in the "Downloaded Languages" section. If your preference is not listed, scroll through and tap your selection in the list of "Available Languages." Allow a few moments for the device to download and enable the language for use.

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