There are many students who rely on a language other than English. While having the iPad in a language that is useful for them can be important in their education, there are many times where a device needs to be switched back to English for an instructor or troubleshooting. This article will tell you how to do this.
Please note that iOS is updated frequently, so some details may look different depending on the specific device and the version of the operating system. However, certain symbols and setting locations appear to remain consistent.
If possible, it is recommended to "side-by-side" another iPad that is still in English.
General Location of device language settings:
Settings > General > Language & Region > iPad Language
Detailed guide with images:
Settings: always looks like this
General is always the FIRST item in the third 'block' of options in Settings.
Language & Region is in the 4th block of options, 2nd from the bottom of that block:
Tap on "iPad Language" which is the option at the top:
When you tap on the iPad language, you'll get a list of available languages to set the iPad's interface. English(US) is the best option and is usually near the top.
Important note: the "confirmation" button will be the option in red text. In English, it says "Continue". The display will go black for a few seconds and then it will display in the selected language.
Here is a quick video showing how to switch the language to English from a language with a different alphabet.
A couple notes: This video has no sound (your speakers are not broken 🙂). The touch assist 'circle' seen on screen is used to help show the on screen taps.
If the video does not display below, here is a direct link to view: