If you need to type in a language other than English on your Windows 10 device, you can add a keyboard language or change the keyboard layout to match a specific country or region. This keyboard language change is fast and easy, and you can even switch back to your original keyboard language with just a few clicks.

This tech guide will explain how you can change your keyboard’s language in Windows 10 to your local ones or whatever you want.

Time needed: 5 minutes

Steps to add new and change keyboard language in Windows 10

  1. Open the settings app on your computer

    Open settings app on your computer - Windows 10
    To change the keyboard language in Windows 10, open the Settings app. By click on the Windows icon on the bottom-left or press Windows key in your keyboard and then select settings [2].

  2. Go to Time & Language and select languageWindows 10 Settings App

    Then go to the Time & Language option and select language from the sidebar to open language settings.

  3. Add a language packInstall Language Pack Windows 10

    By default, Windows 10 will give you a few languages already installed on your system. Suppose you don’t see your language in the installed ones. Then click on Add a language and search for your language. Select your language [6] and click on Next [7]. For this particular guide, I’m installing Italian.

  4. Install and download new language

    Downloading New Language In Windows 10
    After clicking on Next, you will see a new Install Language Features window. Suppose you also want to make this language as the language of your desktop. Then click the checkbox Set as my Windows display language. I’m not doing it because I don’t want it. At last, click on Install. Your new language will start downloading, and once it’s done, you will see it as others like in the screenshot. I have marked it green, and it’s ready to use.

  5. Setting up a newly installed language as a primary language for keyboard input

    Set New Language as your Keyboards primary language
    Now, scroll to the top in the main Language settings window and click on Keyboard (9). Then click on the dropdown menu marked with the number 10 in the screenshot and select the language. Your Keyboard will start taking input in language. Once you have done that, that means your language is installed and configured for the Keyboard in Windows 10. To see changes, either restart your computer or log out and log back in.

How to add more languages to keyboard in Windows 10?

To add new languages for the keyboard in Windows 10, open settings > Time & Language and then select language from the sidebar menu. Then click on Add a Language and search for the language. Then select the language > click on Next > click on Install.

How to switch back keyboard language in Windows 10?

To switch back keyboard language in Windows 10, press and hold down the Windows logo key on your keyboard, and then press the Spacebar key repeatedly until you cycle through all your enabled keyboard layouts.