How to change Outlook.com Language back to English

Sometimes it happens that the language of Outlook.com gets changed to some other than English. And if you do not understand the new language, it becomes very difficult to perform any task on Outlook.com. This post explains how to change Outlook language back to English US. You can use the same technique to change the language to any other you want and, is included in the list of languages supported by Outlook.

Change Outlook.com Language

The settings for changing the language is found here – Click the Settings wheel in the top right corner and select Options to open the Outlook.com Mail settings. Here, under General, you will see the setting to change Region & Time Zone, where you will find the setting to change the Language as well.

change outlook.com language

Now, since your Outlook.com is displaying some other language – maybe by accident and you do not know the language Outlook.com is displaying, we will be playing blind.

Read: Outlook.com tutorial, tips and tricks.

As I mentioned earlier, the main mail options label is present in the drop-down menu of the gear icon. It is the one that is located between two horizontal bars and does not contain anything else between those bars. You have to click that to access the email settings.

Once you are at the Outlook Mail Settings, you have to look for the Language options. The Advanced Mail Settings has plenty of options arranged on the left side under different headings. The General option is the second one from the top. Click on it. Then you have to click the last option as this is the Region & Time Zone setting.

Once on this screen, on the right side, you will see the drop-down menu. Click on it, and you will be presented with a list of languages that are supported by Outlook.com. Select English US/UK/India as per your preference. Click on Save.  You can see the Save icon just a little this setting. Your browser automatically reloads/refreshes the page with English as the user interface language. Henceforth, whenever you log into Outlook on the web, you will get English as the default Language.

Your browser automatically reloads/refreshes the page with English as the user interface language. Henceforth, whenever you log into Outlook on the web, you will get English as the default Language.

If you wish to change to any other language, you can use the same technique for it.

I hope this helps. If you still have any questions or doubts, please feel free to send them across.

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