How to change the language used to send a message on Apple Watch

change message language on apple watch

If you’re communicating with people around the world, whether for business or pleasure, the Apple Watch Messages app can accommodate you. You can easily send messages from your wrist in another dialect.

Here’s how to change the language used for a message on your Apple Watch.

Enable the language on your iPhone keyboard

First things first, enable the language you want to use on your iPhone keyboard by opening your Settings app and following these steps:

1) Tap General and scroll down and tap Keyboard.

iPhone Access Keyboards

2) Tap Keyboards and then tap Add New Keyboard.

iPhone Add New Keyboard for Language

3) Select the language in the Other iPhone Keyboards section.

The new keyboard language will then pop into your Keyboards list.

iPhone Add Keyboard Language

If you want to add more than one new dialect, just follow these same steps to add additional languages.

Change the message language on Apple Watch

Strap on your Apple Watch and open the Messages app. Then, follow these simple steps to change the language for a message:

1) Open the message where you want to change the language.

2) Force press on the screen and tap Choose Language.

3) On the next screen, select the language you want to use.

You can then dictate your message or use one of the built-in replies, which will display in the language you just picked.

On Apple Watch Change Message Language

Keep in mind that selecting a different language for that particular text message will only apply to that message and not those you send to others.

Wrapping it up

Technology makes it easier all the time for us to communicate in another language. And, if you’re interested, we have a list of awesome apps to translate text on your iPhone or iPad as well as additional tips for using your Apple Watch.

Do you have a need to message someone in a different language and plan to use this handy Apple Watch feature?