How to Change Language on Apple Watch

Article By: Michael Perez Published On: April 6, 2022 , Last updated on : September 14, 2022 | Reviewed by : Editorial Board
How to change language on Apple Watch

Let’s talk language switching option of the Apple Watch. Through this article, we will describe how to change language on Apple Watch. The fun little process is easy to learn. Read this article, and you can configure the language of your Apple Watch in no time.

New users often get puzzled by the language-changing process of Apple Watch. Many think the language switching function is located on the Watch. So, they search through all functions and end up in despair. We don’t want your valuable time to go in vain. Therefore, we have brought to you the proper and the easiest way that solves the mystery of how to change language on Apple Watch

How do we change the language on my Apple Watch

Showing different steps of Apple watch language change process from the app

As mentioned earlier, the process of changing the Apple Watch language cannot be done on the Watch itself. It has to be remotely configured from an iPhone with which it has been synchronized. Here is the solution process for your query of how to change language on Apple Watch with simplicity:

  • Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Make sure the Watch is pre-synced with the phone
  • Tap My Watch at the bottom left corner of the app interface, followed by General
  • Touch on the function Language & Region
  • Here you will find options; Mirror my iPhone and Custom
  • Select Custom, and you will get options under Preferred Language Order
  • Tap Add Language… and you will get a list of languages
  • Selecting the preferred language followed by confirming the change
  • Your Apple Watch will restart automatically
  • The chosen language is now implemented on your Apple Watch

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Wondering how the knowledge of language change on your Apple Watch can come into use? Henceforth, we will answer a few queries some of my associates working remotely in different geological positions of the world arrowed at me.

How do we make my Apple Watch language English?

Steps showing language change process in the Apple Watch app

You are supposed to answer how to change language on Apple Watch by now. Now let me solve more specific queries for you. Often your new Apple watch comes in a different language after the first boot up. You can easily change it to English. The steps go like this: Open your Apple Watch app from your iPhone > My Watch > Language & Region > Custom > Watch Language.

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Tap Watch language, and you will get a list of languages. Select English (US), English (UK), or any other language you are comfortable with. A pop-up appears. Tap confirm to set the language on your Apple Watch. Your preferred language will be implemented after restarting your Apple watch.

Why my Apple Watch is in Chinese?

Showing Apple watch with Chinese text

If you find the functions of your Apple Watch in Chinese, it is possible that you might have purchased it from a retailer located in China or a nearby region. Change language on Apple Watch may seem complicated if you can’t read Chinese. However, in reality, it is a quick process, especially when you know that the language switching can be done remotely from your iPhone connected with the Watch.

Where is the “i” icon on Apple Watch?

Show I icon on the Apple Watch

‘i’ icon is not apparent initially, as you can see it only when pairing your Apple Watch manually with your iPhone. Follow the steps to get it:

  • Rest your Apple Watch and wear it on your wrist
  • Choose a language on your Watch where all data has been wiped away
  • Start pairing with your iPhone. Pair from the iPhone using Apple Watch app
  • Tap on the ‘Pair Apple Watch Manually’ on the app
  • Now you will see the ‘i’ icon, which represents info. Tap it. You can also see the device name on Watch Face
  • Tap the same name displayed on your app on the iPhone
  • A six-digit verification code will be displayed on your Watch face. Copy it on the given box in the app
  • Adding the correct digits will pair up the Watch successfully with your iPhone

How do we change my App Store region on Apple Watch?

Step of changing App store region on Apple Watch

Next to solving how to change language on Apple Watch, users from the different regions of the world enquire for solutions where Apple Watch cannot recognize the App Store region. When such an issue arises, you should configure the App Store region. The processes to do that can be summarized as:

  • Tap open the Apple Watch app from your iPhone menu
  • From the app, go to General, followed by Language & Region
  • Select Mirror my iPhone or select Custom and select the country or region you are in


  • Log out from the App Store on your iPhone
  • Reset your Watch and make sure your Apple Watch is logged out from the App Store
  • Login back to the App Store from your iPhone
  • Sign in to the Apple Watch again, and you will find the App Store region has been changed