How to change the language in Adobe Creative Cloud

Tashreef Shareef
by Tashreef Shareef
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  • Even if Adobe sets the language preference for its Creative Cloud apps depending on the default PC language settings, be sure that you can make a few changes.
  • If that’s your wish, installing the latest Adobe Creative Cloud version lets you choose the desired language at setup. You may also change it from the interface.
  • If you’d like to find out more about what Creative Cloud has to offer, take your time to check out our Adobe CC section.
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Adobe Creative Cloud quickly change the language

Adobe by default sets the language preference for its CC apps depending on the default language settings of your computer.

However, some users may prefer their native language over English or vice-versa,  depending on the requirements.

The fact that Adobe still doesn’t allow custom installation makes it difficult to select user preferred language during installation.

In this article, we show you how to change the language of Adobe Creative Cloud apps for Windows PCs.

How do I change the language on Adobe Creative Cloud?

1. Run the latest Adobe Creative Cloud version

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There is no secret that we’re always encouraging you to use the most recent Adobe Creative Cloud version. Besides dreaming of new features and fixes of all kinds, it’s time to think outside the box this time.

Visit Adobe’s official distribution page and don’t hesitate to choose the current OS system. Also, choose to install Adobe Creative Cloud directly in your language.

Eventually, click on the Download Now button and you’ll be good to go.

Download Adobe Creative Cloud here

2. Change language from Creative Cloud interface

  1. Launch Adobe Creative Cloud app from the taskbar.
  2. Click the Gear icon/three dots (top right corner).
  3. Click on the Preferences option.
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  4. From the sidebar select Apps.
  5. Under Installing, click the drop-down menu for Default install language.
  6. Select your preferred language from the list.
  7. Click Done to apply the changes.

You can change the default language for your Adobe CC app from its interface. However, the changes will only affect future installations. This means you need to reinstall any Adobe app to use it in your preferred language after changing it.

As noted earlier, this change cannot be applied to the already existing apps, but will only affect future installations. So, if you already have some Adobe apps installed, you need to uninstall and reinstall the apps.

Having issues while downloading Adobe CC Update? Check out this guide to fix them.

3. Change the system language

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Click on Time and Language.
  3. Select the Language tab.
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  4. Click on Add a preferred language option.
  5. Now find and install the language you want to use Adobe CC with.
  6. Once installed, set the new language as the default display language.
  7. Launch the Adobe app and check if the language preference is changed.

If you want to know more about installing and uninstalling language packs in Windows 10, check out this detailed guide.

If you’re having trouble opening the Setting app, take a look at this article to solve the issue.

If you don’t want to reinstall the Adobe apps to benefit from the language change, try changing the system language. Adobe by default uses the system language, thus allowing you to use the app in your preferred language.

While this is a quick solution, there are a couple of issues here. First, you need to have a multi-language Windows license ( Windows 10 Pro or above) to add another language to the system.

Second, you need to change the system language completely to change the Adobe app language.

This makes the first solution more practical for those who don’t mind reinstalling the software to change language preference.

Adobe Creative Cloud supports 25+ languages for its apps. However, before uninstalling any app, make sure that the Adobe app supports your preferred language in the preference screen.

If you have any other questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.

FAQ: Learn more about Creative Cloud

  • How do I change the language on Creative Cloud?

To make that happen, you should grab the latest Adobe Creative Cloud version and choose to install it directly in the desired language, as described in this dedicated guide.

  • Can I uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud and keep Photoshop?

No, you cannot do so. The Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app can be uninstalled only after uninstalling all Creative Cloud apps from the system.

  • Why can’t I uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud?

Clicking Remove or Uninstall isn’t really enough for successfully uninstalling Adobe Creative Cloud. You also need to run the Creative Cloud Uninstaller to complete the procedure.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in May 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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