How to change Outlook or Hotmail Language back to English

Sometimes it happens that the language of Outlook.com or Hotmail 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 anything you want and, is included in the list of languages supported by Outlook.

change outlook hotmail language back to english How to change Outlook or Hotmail Language back to English

Change Outlook or Hotmail Language back to English

Since we do not know the language Outlook.com is displaying, we will be playing blind. I have made a video that converts Outlook language to Hindi and then back to English so that you get a better idea of what options to select.

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 mail settings.

Once you are at the Advanced Mail Settings, you have to look for the Language options. The Advanced Mail Settings has plenty of options arranged in two columns and under different headings. The option to change language is the second one under the second heading in the second column. Once you know that, simply click on it. You will be presented with a list of languages that are supported by Outlook.com.

Select English (US) and scroll down. Click on Save. 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. Please check the video below to understand it better. The first part of this video shows how to change Outlook language from English to Hindi. Then it shows changing back to English.

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

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Arun Kumar is a Microsoft MVP alumni, obsessed with technology, especially the Internet. He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses. He also offers online training for Business English. Follow him on Twitter @PowercutIN
  • jj

    thank you SO MUCH!!!! B

  • lyron

    it shows 3 option between the bars for men and none of them is as such

  • lyron

    *me

  • vasudevG

    Yeah, in the new version you have 3 option in between the bars, They are as seen in English: Manage Rules, Manage categories, Options. Click on the 3rd option ‘Options’ . Then in ‘Customizing Outlook.com’ click on ‘Language’ and it lists various languages. Select English (United Kingdom) or English (United States) or any other language you want to change to.

  • DJ 89

    im trying to change my outlook account back to English but when I click on the gear icon the option that is shown above doesn’t appear like that on my outlook account

  • http://www.powercutmedia.in/ Arun Kumar

    The interface changed later. Here is a video showing how to change the language in new interface: http://youtu.be/uTK8mibwCq0

  • Kim

    mine changes to English, but when I forget my password, I have to choose call as the option and when they call back with the code, it still keeps saying it in French, not English,and no one can help me- even at the Microsoft call center !! also I have an email on my options, but can’t use it to obtain info anymore. How do I delete it ????

  • http://www.powercutmedia.in/ Arun Kumar

    Maybe, you can take help of a person who knows French. But, I think whatever be the audio language, you need to enter the numbers spoken. Are the numbers too pronounced in French? Try listening again.

    If you wish to delete it, you just leave it for six months. They’ll remove it automatically.

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