How to add multiple languages to your Android Nougat device

Here are the steps to add more than one language to your phone or tablet running Android 7.0 Nougat.

Android Nougat Nexus 6 (tree background)

Android Nougat is the new version of Google’s mobile operating system that doesn’t significantly change the way we use phones and tablets, but it includes a slew of new features and changes that make mobile devices more productive, secure, and a little more enjoyable.

Among the new features, Nougat brings an awesome new addition for those users who speak more than one language. While the previous version of Android included the ability to change the main language on your device, the new feature allows you to easily add multiple languages.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to add multiple languages on your Android Nougat phone/tablet.

How to add multiple languages on Android Nougat

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Select Language & input.

  3. Select Languages.

    Android Nougat Settings > Languages and input

  4. Select Add a language.

  5. Pick your new language.

    Android Nougat add multiple languages

Making a new language your primary, simply press and hold a language from the list and move it to the top.

How to remove a language from Android Nougat

If you want to remove a language from your Android device, do the following:

  1. While in the Language preferences, select the menu button from the top-right corner, and select Remove.

  2. Select the language you want to remove.

  3. Select the trash icon on the top-right corner.

    Remove languages from Android Nougat

  4. Select OK to confirm the removal.

After you have configured your languages, Android Nougat will automatically update your phone or tablet to use whatever language you set as default without the need of having to restart your device. In addition, apps will also switch to your primary language, but if an app doesn’t support your primary language, then the new feature will force the app to switch to next language on your list.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].