Besides the licensed brand headsets, there are a lot of headsets from unknown brands. These are usually made in China or some other country that offers cheap production. If you buy one of these headsets, you’ll notice that the default language isn’t English. So, you may be wondering: How to change the language on a Bluetooth headset?
You can change the language on a Bluetooth headset provided that it has more than one language. You can change the language by holding the On and Off button for 5 seconds. Restarting the headset also works, it changes back to the default language. Not all headsets have the option to change languages.
I’ll thoroughly explain how to change the language. Keep reading if you’re facing this issue.
Can You Change The Language On A Bluetooth Headset?
Before we proceed to the step-by-step guide, we need to explain which headsets can change languages. As I said, you can’t change the language on some headsets. If you have a headset like that, you’ll just have to put up with the foreign language. Or, buy a new headset.
Now, most licensed brand headsets can switch from one language to another. Popular brands have customers all over the world, so it makes sense to add more languages. Usually, the default language is English. But if you bought the headset from a different country, the default language may not be English. For example, if you bought a headset from France, the default language will be French.
So, if you have a headset from a known, licensed brand, you can change the language. Stick around, we’ll explain how to do that in a second. You can’t change the language on a headset only if it has only one language. Most headsets made in China only support Mandarin. These are cheap headsets you can find in stores that sell unknown brands.
There should be a list of supported languages in the packaging of the headset or in the instruction. There’s no other way of finding out if you can change the language besides doing the step-by-step guide, so let’s get to it.
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Changing Language On A Bluetooth Headset
If your headset supports multiple languages, you can change between them by following this guide. You will see that it’s really easy. There are two ways to change languages on a headset. For now, we’ll go over the main way to scroll through the language options. If your headset can’t change languages, you’ll find that out in a minute.
- Turn your headset on and pair it with a device.
The Bluetooth must be turned on if you are changing languages. Once you hear that the headset is connected, in whatever language it may be, you can move on to the next step.
- Simultaneously press and hold the ON and OFF buttons for 4-5 seconds.
This step will give you access to the Language Options of the headset. With most headsets, you need to hold both the On and Off buttons for 5 seconds. You’ll hear a voice that says “Welcome”. Of course, it may not be in English. When you hear that, you can stop holding the buttons.
- Scroll through the languages or wait for the desired language to come up.
Once you’ve entered the Language Options, you’ll hear a guide on how to select the language. This guide will be repeated in each available language. If the headset doesn’t go through the language on its own, you’ll need to press the Volume Down button to move on to the next language.
- Select the language you wanted.
You can select the desired language by pressing the multi-function button of the headset. When the language you want comes up, press the multi-function button.
Remember, if your headset can’t enter Language Options or if it only lists one language, you can’t change the language.
Resetting Language On A Bluetooth Headset Back To English
I guess some of you bought the headset with English as the default language but somehow managed to change the language. If this happened to you, there’s an easier way to switch languages than the guide above. Many people tend to press and hold buttons erratically when the headset isn’t working, so they change the language. That’s why brands add a “reset headset options” option. That’s what we’ll be doing here.
- Disconnect the headset from the device and make sure the Bluetooth is turned off.
This will only work if the headset isn’t connected to any device. Since the headset can automatically pair with a nearby device, it’s best to turn off the Bluetooth.
- Press and hold both the multi-function button and the Volume Up button for 10 seconds.
Doing this will reset your headset to factory settings. This means your language will be set to default. Once you turn your headset back on, you’ll see that the language is set back to English.
Keep in mind though, that this only works if you changed the headset language by accident. If you want to scroll through the languages, you must use the first guide.
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Related Questions And Other FAQs
How To Change Language On Bose Headphones
Most Bose headphones have multiple voice prompt languages. You can follow the step-by-step guide I wrote, it should work.
You can also visit the official Bose site, there’s an explanation there. Bose also has an app that lets you change the language, it’s available on Android. The app is called Bose Connect.
How To Change Language On AirPods
Changing the language on AirPods means you have to change Siri’s language. You don’t have to press any buttons, just pair the AirPods with your iPhone or iPad. Go to “Settings” and select “Siri & Search”.
Then, select “Language”, and choose your desired language. This will change the language of the voice prompt on your Air Pods.
There we go, that’s how you change the language on a Bluetooth headset. Usually, you can find how to change the language in the manual that came with the headset.
In the manual, you should also find the languages that your headset supports. Avoid headsets from unknown brands since these can only come in one language, usually Mandarin.