How to change language back to english from chinese?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gan6660, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. gan6660 macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
    like the title says i was fooling around and know my ipods set to chinese and i cant get it back to english. is there away to do this without resetting?
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    So are you saying that you cannot navigate the menus because they're in another language? Or will the language simply not go back to English.
  3. gan6660 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
    cant navigate back to english since menues are in a different language.
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    OK, press the Settings icon (with the cogs), then the menu option with the cogs. Next, choose the option second from the bottom, followed by the topmost option. English should be in the list if you've done it right :)

    Note that the Chinese keyboard will still be available unless you explicitly disable it afterwards.
  5. gan6660 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
  6. bighouse123 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2009
    Psp forum

    Which one is the cogs like what is a cog
  7. flyswan8 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2009
    Yes, thank Nermal, you answer is right and works.
  8. bighouse123 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2009

    hi what is the cog
  9. ne-nor macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    hey, can anyone help me?

    i just got and ipod touch
    i've done something to my itunes and if i go to itune or the apps on my touch its in french... the rest of the touch is in english

    on itunes on my pc most of it is in english but theres "genius" in french.
    i tried deleting itunes from my pc and reinstalling but it hasnt made a difference

    ive never used itunes or an ipod before so im totally lost

    can anyone help? :):confused:
  10. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    ne-nor, from what I recently discovered, it's quite simple.

    The App Store and iTunes Store take over the system language of your computer (Mac or PC).

    Normally I speak Dutch, but for practicing my French (I have exams in French in the near future) I switched my system language to French.

    When I connected my iPod and synced it, afterwards I discovered the App Store was also in French, while the rest of the interface of my iPod remained in Dutch. iTunes on my Mac, was in French (since that is the system language), and so is the iTunes Store.

    Hope this relates to your question. It's not a definite answer, but deleting iTunes might diminish the chance to change it to another language...

    Possible suggestion: re-sync the device to iTunes when making sure your system language is in English.

    It can be found somewhere in the Control Panel or System Preferences, then International (Mac) or Regional and Language Settings (Windows). Just out of the mind...

    Hope it helps. ;)


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