How to Change Input Languages – Android Keypad Settings while sending SMS

It’s good to see that you can send SMS in your native language. Apart from English, you can send SMS in Dutch, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Bengali, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Mexican English and a long list of languages are supported. Spanish is spoken by 15 % of the overall people in United States and Mandarian is the top spoken language in the world surpassing English. Those facts clearly means that people are not just based on the world’s common language but have diversified languages. The Android platform has been developed keeping this in mind and this should make consumers happy.

Multiple language supports in messages were included from the Android 2.2 Froyo update along with many major exciting features for users. Users can add multiple languages for the Android keyboard and then switch from multiple languages through settings. When you set a language it will change the keys and then auto suggest dictionary.

Changing Message Input Language in Android

In Android phone you can type a message in your preferred language. Here is how you can select the languages to type your message –

  • Just go to Messages and then tap on ‘Create a New Message‘.
  • Come to the message body and then tap on Settings tab.Input Language Sms
  • You will be then presented with keypad settings wherein you need to tap on to ‘Input Language‘.Input Language Sms
  • Here you will be provided with a list of language supported and untick or tick the languages that you desire to choose while composing SMS.Input Language Sms
  • When you are done click on OK.
  • Come back to the compose section of the message and enjoy SMS in your preferred language.

Don’t try this on Android 2.1 Eclair platform as it will not work on those phones.

  1. Reply Nazia December 4, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Hi…I do not have the “Settings” icon on my WhatsApp keyboard….please help…

  2. Reply satish June 5, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I need french language for Samsung core
    so pls help me

  3. Reply tarek September 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I do not have the setting button on my keyboard, the device is galagsy tab 2, please help how to restore it

    Thank you

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      you can find from the Apps

  4. Reply sinserelove June 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Can you tell me how to input Myanmar font
    in sumsang galaxy y. I downloaded fonts but
    I can not change. There is no Myanmar fount
    in settings.How can I Input language to my phone.

  5. Reply Narayanaswamy R January 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Can Any body suggest an android software for reading tamil text in sony ericsson xperia ray mobile hand set pls. the tamil texts comes in my email.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2012 at 12:27 am

      you can download the language pack from android market!

  6. Reply Narayanaswamy R January 31, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    hi can you pls suggest a software for reading tamil script in sony ericsson xperia ray. i need the same for reading the mails coming in my email

  7. Reply maki January 2, 2012 at 7:46 am

    hi there, I would like to use in Japanese input…. I can’t find it.
    do I need to install software?
    please help me

    • Reply Yogesh Patel January 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Try if Japanese is listed in Input Languages. If not listed then officially its not supported by Android OS. Alternatively you can try finding a dedicated app for that purpose.

  8. Reply Ganesh Hajare December 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

    What about Devnagari Script? Is it available in Android Op. System for Hindi, Marathi and Nepali languages?

  9. Reply Suresh December 27, 2011 at 7:39 am

    this is very common and mostly everyone know. My question is, if there is no languange in the phone for eg. Chinese, then how to put in without rooting phone?


    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

      in keyboard options generally you have options to choose!

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