How To Change the Language of a Roomba? (2 Methods)

Last updated on February 15th, 2024

The barrier of language should not come between home automation. iRobot understands this, and that’s why they have the option to change it on all their robot vacuums. You can easily change the language on your Roomba with a few simple steps. This makes them accessible to more people.

So, how to change the language of a Roomba?

You can change the language on a Roomba from the app or from the robot itself. For models without Wi-Fi connectivity, the app option is not available. So you can do it by pressing the ‘Clean’ button in a series of combinations. If not, you can use the simple procedure to change it from the app.

Languages available on Roomba

iRobot has a set of predefined commands in a few select languages already installed on the robot. From the bot, you can select one of them.

The table below lists all the pre-installed spoken languages on a iRobots.

EnglishFrenchGermanSpanish
ItalianDutchDanishSwedish
NorwegianFinnishPolishRussian
PortugueseJapaneseKoreanChinese
Pre-installed spoken languages on a Roomba

If your preferred option is not on the bot, you can install it through the iRobot Home app by downloading an additional language. Let’s first understand how we can choose one of these on from the robot itself.

Changing Roomba spoken language via the robot

You can change the language of your Roomba just with the ‘Clean’ button. Follow the below steps carefully to select one of your choice in the vacuum.

Step 1: Take off the vacuum from its docking station.

Step 2: Turn off the vacuum. You can do this by pressing the ‘Clean’ button for around 2 seconds.

Turning off a Roomba
Turning off a Roomba

Step 3: Next, turn the vacuum back on by pressing and holding the ‘Clean’ button for approximately 4 seconds. When turned on, you will hear the current language of the vacuum.

Pressing the Clean button for 4 sec
Pressing the Clean button for 4 sec

Step 4: Release the ‘Clean’ button on hearing the current language. Now the vacuum goes into selection mode.

Roomba in language selection mode
Language selection mode

Step 5: Press the ‘Clean’ button repeatedly until you hear the language you want. Don’t hold the button; just keep on pressing it.

Select the language by pressing the Clean button
Select the language by pressing the Clean button

Step 6: Once you hear the language you want, turn off the vacuum by pressing the ‘Clean’ button for 2 seconds.

Turning off the Roomba
Turning off the Roomba

Step 7: Turn on the vacuum by pressing the ‘Clean’ button for 4 seconds until you hear the current language. This will be the one you selected before turning off the vacuum in Step 6.

Pressing the clean button again to confirm the language
Pressing the clean button again to confirm the language

This process is pretty simple to follow. If you think you made a mistake, start again from Step 2, and you will be alright.

Remember, with this method, you can only choose from the language options pre-installed on the Roomba. If your desired option is not listed, there’s not much you can do from the robot. But, the iRobot Home app gives you the option to download additional languages.

Let’s see how to change the language of a Roomba from the app.

Check out: How to reset a Roomba?

Changing Roomba spoken language via the app

How to change the language of a Roomba: Changing Roomba's language through the app
Changing Roomba’s language through the app

The process from the app is pretty simple as compared to the previous one. Follow the below steps carefully to do so.

Step 1: On the main screen of Roomba, scroll down to the bottom to locate the ‘Settings’ tab and click on it.

Step 2: From the ‘Settings’ menu, select the ‘Robot language’ option.

Step 3: Here you have two options to select an option from pre-installed languages or to download a different language.

Step 4: To select one from pre-installed languages, click on the ‘Installed languages’ button and click on the option you wish to choose.

Step 5: To download a new language, click on the ‘Additional languages’ button and download the option you want.

With these few simple steps, you can change the language in which your Roomba communicates. But if you want to change the language of the entire app, there’s a different procedure you need to follow. Let’s see how we can do that.

Changing the Roomba app language

To change the language of the entire iRobot app, do the following procedure correctly.

Step 1: First, open the iRobot Home app.

Step 2: Locate the three lines on the top left corner of the main screen and click on it.

Step 3: The app’s main menu will open, where you have to select the ‘Account’ option.

Step 4: Under the ‘Account’ option, there’s an option called ‘App language.’ Click on it.

Step 5: Now, you can choose from the list of languages given.

All the available languages are listed in the table below.

EnglishEspañolEspañol (España)Français日本
РусскийItalianoEnglish (United Kingdom)Deutschčeština
DanskPortuguêsPortuguês (Brasil)NederlandsSuomi
Norsk BokmålPolskiSvenska中文 (Simplified)中文 (Traditional)
עִברִית한국어Français (Canada)العربية (Saudi Arabia)Türkçe
Roomba app languages

The language of your iRobot Home app will be successfully changed after this.

Conclusion

Remove the barrier of language between you and your vacuum by selecting the right option you are most comfortable with. You can change the spoken language of the Roomba as well as the app’s language. There are different procedures to do each of them, so don’t get confused and follow the correct procedure.

If you have any other queries regarding language change on your robovac, ask us in the comments, and we will try our best to answer them.

FAQs

Can you change the voice on Roomba?

Yes, you can change the voice on Roomba from the iRobot Home app version 7.0 or higher.

How do I get my iRobot to speak English?

You can get your iRobot to speak English by selecting English as the default language on the iRobot Home app.

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Sarah Williams

I love writing stuff that's easy to read and fun to learn from. Beaches are my happy place—I just can't get enough of the sand, the waves, and the salty breeze. And you know what else? I'm totally into smart home gadgets! They're like magic tricks that make life easier at home.

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