Change the language and date format of your account

You can change the language and date format of your Dropbox account. By default, Dropbox is in the language of the device you use to access your Dropbox account. 

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How to change the language of your Dropbox account

To change the language of your Dropbox account:

On your computer

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Preferences...
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Select your preferred language from the Language pull-down menu.

On dropbox.com

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Under Preferences, click Edit next to Language and select your preferred language in the pop-up window.

On your phone or tablet

The language of the Dropbox app matches the language on your operating system. Change your phone’s system language to change the language of your Dropbox app.

After you change your system language, restart your device. Once restarted, your system language and all of your applications should be in the language of your choice.

How to change file date format on dropbox.com

You can change how dates are shown on dropbox.com from your account settings. For example, you might prefer day/month/year rather than month/day/year.

To change the date format:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Under Preferences, select the date format from the Date format pull-down menu.

Dates on dropbox.com will appear in the format you chos.

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