Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Phone's Language

On Samsung Galaxy S3 you can use an existing virtual keyboard to type text when composing a new message or email. This keyboard has a similar function with a computer keyboard, such as enter numbers, letters, symbols, etc..

See also: How to Use the Virtual Keyboard on Samsung Galaxy S3

With this phone, you can also change its language to the language you want to use.

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How to change language?
As written on, here are the steps you need to do to change your phone's language:
  1. Tap on Menu key on Home screen.
  2. On the pop up menu select Settings.
  3. Scroll to Language and input option, then tap on it.
  4. Tap on Language.
  5. Tap on available language that you want to use.
  6. Finish. Now your phone will use your selected language.

Well, this methods is easy and simple to do. By knowing on how to change your phone's language, now you can set it to the language that you want to use. So, try this useful tips then share your experience here through the comment below :)


  1. Useless advice. It assumes that your language is already set to English

    1. Hi There,
      Thanks for leave your thought here.
      I will really appreciate if you willing to share your useful tips here :)

  2. Is it possible to delete the unwanted languages. E.G. When I want to enter : above letter c I have to choose from four characters with three from languages I don't want. Thank you

    1. Hi Noel Black,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, by default, when you long tap a particular letter key (e.g: letter "c") you'll be shown with some of extra characters (e.g: "ć" or "č") thus if you only want to enter the regular "c" you can do so simply by single tapping the letter "c".

  3. Thanks for your response, however is not the letter c that I'm trying to enter, it is the : the colon above it. The same for $ above S, ! above d etc. Am I correct in thinking they are associated with the other non English languages, and if yes can I delete them. The ideal is long taping the letter m to get the ?
    Galaxy note 3 Android 442

    1. Hi Noel Black,
      Thanks for coming back.
      Well, I finally got it. Also, I'm sorry if I have misunderstood with your question.
      FYI, since I don't have Note 3, today I tried searching about the keyboard on this phone. Seems not all Note 3 have special characters that are displayed on the letter keys(my S4 and S5 don't display those characters either), it may be carrier related. I found Note 3 T-mobile that has those on the keyboard. So, here my conclusion:
      1. You can't delete those characters.
      2. Those characters are not associate with any other non English language. As a note, keyboard uses language based on what you have chosen in the "Select input language" in the keyboard settings. When you choose more than one languages, they will remain being separated and you can switch them by swiping the space bar.
      3. You can type the special character with ease by tapping and holding the up arrow icon(in the left side of letter "Z") and tap the required letter where the required character is placed at the same time. For example, when you want to enter $, tap and hold the up arrow icon and tap the letter "S".

  4. When I do this I can't find a option for chinese. How can i change it to chinese?

  5. My gs3neo international phone is stuck on chinese, I changed it to english in settings and only some of it changed other stuff is in chinese how do i change it all to english, I was told I needed a code to put into the phones system can anyone help me with that or give me the code plz


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