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Google Chrome is the most popular web browser worldwide. Thanks to its user-friendliness, high speed, functionality, and stylish interface, it’s a clear favorite for many. Chrome supports a broad range of languages and automatically chooses a language based on your profile preferences. You can, however, change the language manually to any other that you prefer. 

Changing Language in Google Chrome

In this post, we will guide you on how to change language settings in Google Chrome. We will highlight the steps to follow on Windows, Android and iPhone, and iPad

Changing Google Chrome Language on Windows

When changing language settings on Windows, you can either translate a webpage or adjust the language of your Google Chrome browser. 

How to Translate Webpage Content in Chrome

Translating a webpage comes in handy when you encounter a website written in a language you don’t understand. Here’s how you do it:

  • Open your Chrome Browser on Windows.
  • Head to a website or webpage written in a foreign language.
  • A Google Translate box will pop up at the top right side of your browser. If it doesn’t, refresh the webpage, then check again. 
  • Change the language to the one you prefer on the Google Translate section.
  • Google Chrome will change the webpage content to your preferred language. 

How to Change Default Language Settings 

Adjusting the language of your Chrome browser changes the language of all Chrome menus and settings. This option is handy when you want the settings and menu to show in your preferred language. Here’s how you do it:

  • Open your Chrome browser on Windows.
  • Click More (the three-dot icon) at the top right of your browser.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click Advanced, then select Languages.
  • Click the drop-down icon next to Language. If there isn’t any language listed, you can add one by tapping Add languages.
  • Once you add the language, click More (the three-dot icon) next to the language you want, then tap Display Google Chrome in this language.
  • Apply the changes by restarting your Chrome browser.

Changing Google Chrome Language on Android

The quickest way to change your Chrome language on Android is from the system settings. Once you adjust the settings, Chrome automatically displays its user interface in your chosen language. 

How to Translate Webpage Content in Chrome

Alternatively, you can also translate web pages in your Chrome app. Here is a guide on how to do it. 

  • Go to your Chrome app on your Android phone.
  • Open a webpage displayed in a foreign language.
  • A Google Translate box will pop up at the bottom. If it doesn’t, refresh the webpage. 
  • Change the language to the one you prefer on the Google Translate pop-up. 
  • Chrome will change the language according to your selection. 

If the language you want is not available on the Google translate section, click More, then select the Choose another language option.

Changing Google Chrome Language on iPhone and iPad

Like Android OS, you first need to adjust the default language in your iPhone or iPad to change the one in your Chrome app. You can adjust it in your iOS system settings. 

How to Translate Webpage Content in Chrome

Here are the steps to translate language of Chrome webpages on your iPhone or iPad. 

  • Go to your Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Open a webpage displayed in a foreign language.
  • Select the language you prefer on the Google Translate pop-up. 
  • Chrome will translate the language to the one you choose. 

Closing Remarks

Now that you know how to change Google Chrome language, you can browse any foreign webpage or website you want. It’s always a good idea to use a JavaScript-enabled browser so that you can enjoy a faster and better browsing experience. Here is a guide on how to enable JavaScript in Chrome Windows 7, or any Windows version for that matter.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.