Did you just mess up the settings of your Mac which changed the primary Mac language intuitively or did you just bought a second-hand Mac from someone who might use some regional language which you are uncomfortable with? Your Mac supports more than 150 languages but from which only 43 languages have the full language support and features but don’t worry Mac for sure supports the language that you want to use on your Mac. So, in this article, I will guide you on how to change language on a Mac according to your requirement.
Before I walk you through with the stepwise guide, there are some requirements that you should preserve. These requirements are listed below.
- You should be running Mac version 10.0 “Cheetah” or above
- In this guide, we are running Mac version 10.12 “Sierra”
- You should have internet connection throughout the process.
Now, let’s start with the stepwise guide.
Step1: Open System Preferences
Click on the Apple logo located on the top left corner of the screen as shown above. This will drop down a menu with a list of options.
From the menu, click on the System Preferences option as highlighted above.
Step 2: Open Language and Region from settings
If your System preferences window doesn’t show up as it is shown above, then click on the twelve dotted icon located at the top of window bar as highlighted above.
Now click on the Language & Region icon as shown above.
Step 3: Add new language
In the Language & Region settings, under the Preferred languages, you can see the languages listed in the white box pane which is located at the left side of the pane. Below the white box pane, you can see the + Button as highlighted above. Click on the +Button to add a new language.
Now scroll down to find your preferred language from the list, once you found it click on the language and then click on the Add button as highlighted above.
Step 4: Set as Primary language
After adding the language, Mac settings will as you that either you want to use the added language as the primary language with a pop-up message as highlighted above. If you want to change it to the primary language click on the button where it has your preferred language written on as shown above.
After selecting the new primary language on your Mac, you will be asked to select the input sources that your primary language supports as shown above. Select from the list and click on the Add Input Source button as highlighted above.
This will apply changes to your Mac.
If the changes don’t take place that instant, then you have to restart your Mac by clicking on the Apple logo and then clicking on the Restart option from its menu as shown above.
Congratulations! Now you know how to change language on a Mac. Enjoy!