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How To Change Language On Amazon In Easy Steps (With Photos)

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How To Change Language On Amazon In Easy Steps (With Photos)

Amazon is the go-to place for shopping. People all over the world use the site to buy everything from clothing to electronics. Because people worldwide shop on the site, it’s no wonder that Amazon supports several languages in many regions. So if you’ve moved, are traveling, or want to shop in a different language, you can change your preferred language on Amazon in just a few steps.  

In this article, we’ll go over how to change your language on Amazon.com and the Amazon mobile app. We’ll also look at how or why your language may have suddenly changed while browsing Amazon and how your VPN may affect your language options. 

So if you’re experiencing a frustrating language issue while browsing Amazon, keep reading. The fix is relatively quick and easy. 

How to Change Your Preferred Language on Amazon Web

Amazon will default to a language based on your region or country. You can change both the region and the country on your Amazon account

Step 1: Log in to Your Amazon Account

Be sure to log in to the account for which you want to change the language. 

Tap on "Hello, sign in" at the top right corner of the Amazon web page to log in.
Tap on “Hello, sign in” at the top right corner of the Amazon web page to log in.

Step 2: Go to the Country Flag in the Navigation Menu

The flag you see will look like the flag that reflects the account’s current region and language. So, for example, if your region is the USA by default, look for the US flag. 

The flag icon is at the top right of the page, next to the sign in link.
The flag icon is at the top right of the page, next to the sign in link.

Step 3: Choose Your Preferred Language

If you don’t see your preferred language, try changing your region. For example, switch your region to Germany if you’re looking for German.         

If you don't see your preferred language listed, click on the "Change country/region" link below first.
If you don’t see your preferred language listed, click on the “Change country/region” link below first.

Step 4: Select Save Changes 

Once you select the “Save Changes” button, the Amazon website will now appear in your chosen language when logged in to this account. 

Click on "Save Changes" once you are happy with the selected language.
Click on “Save Changes” once you are happy with the selected language.

How to Change Your Preferred Language on Amazon Mobile App   

Step 1: Log in to Your Amazon Account Using the Mobile App

Be sure to log in to the account for which you want to change the language. 

Step 2: Select Menu

Tap or click on the menu that appears as three parallel lines. This menu is also called a hamburger menu. 

Tap on the three lines at the bottom right of the screen to open the menu.
Tap on the three lines at the bottom right of the screen to open the menu.

Step 3: Select Country & Language

On this menu, you’ll find various options for countries and languages. 

The "Country & Language" menu option will have a flag icon next to it.
The “Country & Language” menu option will have a flag icon next to it.

Step 4: Choose Your Preferred Language

If you don’t see your preferred language, try changing your region.

Just select the language you want, and your changes will take effect immediately.  

Language on Amazon, app language settings
Change your language or country here by tapping on either option.
Language on Amazon, app languages
Scroll through the available languages until you find the language you want.
Language on Amazon, app country/region settings
Scroll through the countries and regions until you find the one you want.

Step 5: Select Done 

Tap on “Done”. Now you’re ready to shop in your preferred language. 

Select the "Done" button to finalize changes.

Change your language or country here by tapping on either option.

Changing your language on Amazon can help sweeten the shopping experience. For example, you can read item descriptions in the language you prefer to ensure you’re making the right purchase. In addition, changing your region may allow you to buy Kindle content with the currency used in that region. 

Here is a step-by-step video for further reference:

Why Amazon May Change Your Language

Amazon.com defaults to a chosen language depending on your device location. So if you see a sudden change in your Amazon language, it could be because you clicked on a link in another language or a different country. Another likely reason the language may change while viewing Amazon is if you navigate to the website from a third-party website that displays in that language. One last reason you may see Amazon displayed in another language is if you’re viewing a seller site with a default language different from your regularly viewed language. For example, if you usually shop on Amazon in English, you may navigate to a store that is from Spain. However, if that store has a default language of Spanish, Amazon may only display Spanish text. 

Fixing any of these issues should be as simple as refreshing the page or changing your language on Amazon. Of course, you can also change your browser’s language settings if needed. Another fix may be to clear your browser’s cache or delete Amazon.com’s related information as well as Amazon’s cookies. 

How Your VPN May Determine the Language on Amazon

If your Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is set to a location different from your actual physical location, you may see that Amazon appears in an unexpected language. That’s because most websites use your geographic internet provider or IP address to determine the default language it displays. 

For example, if your VPN makes it appear that you’re in Costa Rica, Amazon will probably appear in Spanish. Double-check your VPN settings and, if need be, switch to your preferred server. Then reload Amazon.com or the Amazon app. The page should appear in the language more appropriate to where you’re located. 

Unless you’re fluent in more than one language or trying to learn a language by total immersion, viewing websites like Amazon in your preferred language, the one you’re most comfortable with, is helpful. While unexpected language changes on Amazon may occur, the fix is usually just a few clicks away. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did my Amazon change to Spanish?

Amazon uses your preferred country and region to determine the language displayed. If your country is set to a Spanish-speaking nation, you will see Amazon.com in Spanish.

Where is the settings menu on the Amazon app?

Once you’re signed into your Amazon account, select the menu icon in the navigation bar. Then select Settings.
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