How to Change the language on Netflix on iPhone

Netflix, with its huge catalog of movies, TV shows and documentaries, is currently the leading streaming platform. Offered worldwide, Netflix provides many other languages besides English, which is the default language for the platform.


Setting the appearance of subtitles

If you are not satisfied with the color of the subtitles and Netflix labels, or you need a larger font for a better perception, you can also change all this. It is important to note that these changes are not made via Netflix, but via your device’s settings menu.

Since the introduction of iOS 13, there have been slight differences in this process compared to earlier versions. Depending on the version of iOS you are using, read the corresponding guide from the following two. In addition, both rules apply to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.

For iOS 12 and earlier versions:

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your device’s home screen.
  2. Then click ‘General’.
  3. Click ‘Availability’.
  4. Click ‘Subtitles and Subtitles’.
  5. Enable the ‘SDH Subtitles’ option using the slider.

For iOS 13 and above:

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your device’s home screen.
  2. Next, click ‘Availability’.
  3. Click ‘Subtitles and Subtitles’.
  4. Enable the ‘SDH Subtitles’ option.

If this option is enabled, you can now use this screen to customize the appearance of subtitles on your device. Please note that the changes you make to this menu affect all apps on your iPhone that can display subtitles, including Netflix.

Some customization options include changing the font style and size, adding an outline to the text, choosing the font color, or deciding whether the subtitle background should be transparent or not. Once you have adjusted the appearance of the subtitles to your liking, you can save these settings as your own style.

Customize your Netflix experience

By changing the language settings and tweaking the look of your subtitles, you can configure Netflix to work the way you like. If you add to that a huge catalog of movies and TV shows, Netflix really stands out as one of the best streaming platforms available today.

Have you managed to change the language settings in your Netflix iPhone app? Do you find the subtitle setting useful? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.