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YouTube Region Change: How It Works

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YouTube is quite good at recommending relevant content to its users based on their preferences and history. However, sometimes you might crave something different - for example, if you’re learning a new language or living abroad. Or, the YouTube platform may have wrongly identified your current location and corresponding language. Luckily, YouTube allows you to manually change the YouTube region. Read our article to see how to change your region on YouTube on your computer, Android phone or iPhone.

Of course, it’s no panacea. If some videos are restricted in your area, you can watch them by using a proxy or downloading them via a good converter app. And if you find your YouTube downloader not working, we can help identify and resolve the issue, or suggest alternative software.

How to Change Language & Location on YouTube?

If you want to enjoy content in a different language or from a different location, it can be as simple as doing a YouTube region change. Note that these are two separate settings. YouTube videos will remain in the original language that they were uploaded in and some content may become unavailable in your newly selected location.

Take a look below for our comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to change your YouTube region on different devices.

Change Your Language and Location on YouTube On a Computer

Step 1: Go to the YouTube website. Sign into your YouTube profile if you haven’t done so already.

Step 2: Click on your profile photo in the top right. Open the drop-down menu and find the ‘Language and Location’ settings.

Step 3: To update your language settings, click on ‘Language’ and select your preferred language from the list. You can choose from countless options, from Afrikaans to Korean.

Step 4: To change your country, click on ‘Location’, then choose your desired country from the list. The options span from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

Change Your Language and Location On an Android Phone

How to change your region on YouTube on your Android phone? Firstly, you need to change your phone’s language settings by following these steps:

  1. Open the Settings application, then go to System.
  2. Tap on Language & input > Languages.
  3. Choose your preferred language.

This way, YouTube will now display all text in the language you selected as default.

Secondly, in order to change your country on YouTube in Android, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the YouTube application on your Android phone.
  2. Sign into your YouTube account if you’re not signed in already.
  3. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  4. Choose Settings from the menu that appears.
  5. Go to General > Location.
  6. Select your preferred country.

Change Your Language and Location On an iPhone

In order to update the YouTube language setting for your iPhone app, you need to change the language for your entire device.

Here is how to change your device language:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General > Language & Region > iPhone language.
  3. Select the language that you wish for YouTube to use.

In order to change your location on YouTube, change the region as follows:

  1. Open the YouTube application on your iPhone.
  2. Sign into your YouTube account if you’re not signed in already.
  3. Tap on Settings and Locations.
  4. Select your preferred country.
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