Choosing a locale


The language that an Android or iOS app uses, and the way that it formats numbers and dates, depends on the locale. For computers, this is a combination of the location and the language, e.g. British English or Canadian French. The standard on both platforms is that the locale is determined by the user, and not by the app itself.

Changing the Locale on Android

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Language & input section.
  3. Choose a Language from the drop down list at the top.

Changing the Locale on iOS

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Go to the General section.
  3. Select a Language.

Author: Philip Sheard

Philip Sheard has been working in IT for over 40 years, and on this project for the last 20. His current skills include Java, Android, Objective-C, iOS, PHP, MySQL, ASP.Net, SQL Server, HTML, CSS, Apache and WordPress.