Change the language

 

It is quite easy to change the language of your phone and your keyboard(s) once you know where to go. It is also possible to add languages so you can easily switch between your preferred languages.

Change the language of your FP3

Change language

To change the language for the whole device: 

  1. Swipe up the All apps bar on your Home screen
  2. Tap the Settings icon
  3. Scroll down and tap to System
  4. Tap Languages & input
  5. Tap Languages
  6. Tap Add a language
  7. Scroll to find your preferred language
  8. Tap your preference to select that language. For some languages, after your selection, another selection of regional languages appear, such as Français > Canada.

Switch preferred languages

If you already set two or more preferred languages, you can simply switch between them.

To change between preferred languages:

  1. Swipe up the All apps bar on your Home screen
  2. Tap the Settings icon
  3. Scroll down and tap to System
  4. Tap Languages & input
  5. Tap Languages
  6. In this section Language preferences, drag the target language to the top by pressing and holding the 4 horizontal bars on the right.

 

Change the language of the keyboard 

The Android-based operating system of the Fairphone 3 is compatible with many different screen keyboards. This means you can also download different keyboards for different needs. One with extra language features for example.

To change the language of the keyboards you use:

  1. Swipe up the All apps bar on your Home screen
  2. Tap the Settings icon
  3. Scroll down and tap to System
  4. Tap Languages & input
  5. Tap Virtual keyboard
  6. Go to System Settings and select Language & Input
  7. Scroll down to find the default Google keyboard Gboard or select a downloaded keyboard
  8. In Gboard, select Languages (settings for other keyboards might differ)
  9. Push the blue button at the bottom Add keyboard
  10. Select the keyboard of your choice.

Now you can choose all the languages, characters and keyboard layouts you normally use for communicating with the rest of the world!