How to Change the Language on Samsung Cell Phones

By Shawn McClain

In the second quarter of 2009, Samsung held 20 percent of the mobile phone market share, trailing only Nokia in the amount of devices sold. With so many Samsung phones being sold all over the world, it is common for some of them to be sold in areas where more than one language is spoken. These devices have a way for the user to quickly and easily change the language of the phone.

Step 1

Press the "Menu" button, or select the "Menu" option, on your Samsung phone. Your phone menu will now appear.

Step 2

Scroll through the menu using the directional pad and highlight the "Settings" option. Press the button in the center of the directional pad to continue.

Step 3

Scroll to the "Phone" option and press the middle button. Then scroll to the "Language" option and press the middle button. The phone will now show two fields: "Screen text" and "Input language."

Step 4

Scroll to the "Screen text" field and press the soft key under the word "Change." A list of the available languages will now appear in a drop-down box. On Samsung phones that use a SIM card, an available option is called "Automatic," which will default the phone to the language of the SIM card.

Step 5

Scroll to the language you want and press the "OK" button.

Step 6

Highlight the "Input language" field and press the "Change" soft key. Scroll to the language you want and press the "OK" button.

Step 7

Press the soft key under the word "Save" to save your changes and return to the phone settings menu.