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How to Change the Kindle Fire Default Language

Chances are that Kindle Fire you purchased has English set as the default language. If you prefer to use it with a different language, changing it is easy. Languages other than English include Spanish, Italian, French, and Japanese. Here’s how to change the default language on the Kindle Fire HD.

Change Kindle Fire Default Language

Open up the notification bar by swiping from the top of the screen down, and tap More.

more settings from the notification bar

In the Settings menu select the “Language & Keyboard” category.

language and keyboard

Tap the Device Language button.

language settings

Now all that’s left to do is select your preferred language. Once selected the Kindle Fire will immediately begin using the new language.

select a language

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10 Responses to How to Change the Kindle Fire Default Language

  1. Luis Aragon July 21, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    Language inadverdently changed from English to German. I can’t read german. I have followed instructions of going to more on the pull down screen but cannot past that point. Please help. Luis

    • Carolyn April 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Please hell.i cant change language from german back to englisch..i followed the instructions but i cant get past the pull down screen to the links to make the language change..once i pull the screen Downloads,,ist blank,,,theres no thing on the pulldown screen…Presse help.thankyou carolyn

    • Carolyn April 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      Did u find out directions how to get to english from German Luis Aragon ¿¿¿ ..i am having the same problem…

  2. Mary May 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

    I can’t get from spanish to english. This is the most frustrating instrument I have ever run across.

    • Florence Lawson September 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

      My kindle Fire HD 8 GB is new & I am learning to navigate but I pull down settings but then all is in Spanish and I can’t read to know what I’m doing. Help please.

  3. Heatherwilliams June 9, 2015 at 4:21 am #

    Has anyone been able to figure this out I am on well I really don’t know what language I am on my son got it on some language so I tried to look for the symbol that it had for more and I couldn’t find it .so far trying to figure this out I mangeded to get rod of a lot of apps so please help me figure this out I am scared to even touch the thing now

  4. Florence Lawson September 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    I tried to follow the video but all is in Spanish I guess but all I get is pulling down and click and the first icon I guess is settings but can’t find MORE. But I pull down but can’t read where I’m at. I tried and clicked on each, thinking to see something that looked like device language but nothing. Please help.

  5. richard November 24, 2016 at 3:47 am #

    does the amazon fire tablet have Portuguese as a language ?

  6. Diane Kerr December 25, 2016 at 7:00 am #

    Purchased the new kindle and it is coming up in Turkish, which was never picked, I cannot read anything and dont know how to change, it was bought for a Xmas present and mum going on holiday on Tuesday would like it up and running before then so we can download some books please help ASAP

  7. Mom February 23, 2017 at 8:57 am #

    “sprache” Is the German word for language. I translated the all words in the menu till I finally found it.

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