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Initial post: Dec 24, 2012 4:04:01 PM PST
How do I change a the language on my Kindle Paperwhite, I accidently chose the wrong language setting

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 4:26:04 PM PST
JES says:
From the Home Screen
Menu
5th Listing (Settings)
4th Listing (Device Options)
5th Listing (Language and Dictionaries)
1st Listing (Language)

English or whatever you want
OK
OK/Accept

The Paperwhite will reboot.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 5:20:49 PM PST
Ajhiowa says:
Thank you so much, JES--we had exactly the same problem and none of us understand German but you saved our holiday surprise!! Bless you.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 6:11:41 PM PST
Tanya C says:
I just spent a very frustrating hour after doing the same thing. Thank goodness you guys were already out here! Merry Christmas everyone.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 9:41:01 PM PST
Mine is in Chinese characters how can I do this?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 11:12:47 PM PST
JES says:
Follow the instructions.

From the Home Screen
Menu
5th Listing (Settings)
4th Listing (Device Options)
5th Listing (Language and Dictionaries)
1st Listing (Language)

English or whatever you want
OK
OK/Accept

The Paperwhite will reboot.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 7:01:39 AM PST
When I click 'home' everything else is in German, there is no option for 'menu'

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 7:04:06 AM PST
Arual says:
Kristina,

"Menu" is the icon of the three horizontal lines on the top right of your Home screen.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 8:42:42 AM PST
Thanks! was really pulling my hair out trying to switch to English from french. Merry Christmas.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 10:37:12 AM PST
Thanks! was really pulling my hair out trying to switch to English from french. Merry Christmas.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 11:37:40 AM PST
shortly says:
Once I change the language of a book, can I change it back again? I like to read in English. My husband prefers French.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 11:43:14 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
you can't change the language of a book, just the kindle interface

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 10:40:24 AM PST
gdsilverman says:
My language is in Japanese by accident can't figure how to get out of it

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 10:44:41 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Did you follow the directions that are posted twice in this thread?

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 2:52:50 PM PST
I understand the directions but it is in japanese so i have no idea where the menu page is

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 11:28:38 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
Paperwhite:

1. Tap the Home icon (House)
2. Tap the Menu icon (3 bars on upper right)
3. Tap the 2nd-to-last item on the menu (6th from the top if you have the offers, 5th from the top if you don't) = Settings
4. Tap the 4th item = Device Options
5. Tap the last (5th) item = Language and Dictionaries
6. Tap the 1st item = Language
7. English

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 10:18:51 PM PST
mona says:
Bless you....!

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 2:18:42 PM PST
gardensla says:
Thank you. Mine booted up in German and I was able to reset to US English!

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 10:56:43 PM PST
The 4th item doesn't make sense on mine.
-Home
-Menu
-5th choice
- Just a bunch of pictures of books; no menu for "4th" or "6th" choice. WTF.???
does Amazon have a tech support phone?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2013 11:09:57 PM PST
Timothy - TO CONTACT KINDLE CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Click on this link and fill in the information. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/kindle-help.html
You may have to sign in. I would use the PHONE or CHAT options.
Do NOT use e-Mail.
CALL ME under the PHONE tab is great if available.
They will call you within minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2013 12:48:02 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
well, you might have needed to do the

Home
Menu
6th item (not 5th)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2013 2:42:14 PM PST
I finally got it working cuz my wife has one too. I mimicked the keystroke on hers yo fix. If the language is wrong, you are hosed if you don't understand the language.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 5:16:14 AM PST
Martyn says:
Hi Jes,

We are following your instructions, (our is accidentally in Chinese! lol!)
We get as far as device options, then only given 3 options (not 5 as your instructions say), are we doing something wrong?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 6:31:59 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
yes, pick the 6th item, not the 5th (it's different if the kindle has special offers)

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 6:09:45 PM PST
K Mackey says:
This was exactly what I needed.
Thank you.
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