Lightroom CC for mobile: Can’t get in English. It’s still stubbornly being installed only in Swedish, why?

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Hindoobull

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Antoine Hlmn

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Because you can’t change the language...
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Hindoobull

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Misunderstanding, it’s not possible for me to download any different version of LR CC for iPad than in Swedish. As it’s well known the only one source for downloading software for iOS is AppStore and there is something permanently fixed towards my account.
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Lightroom is multilingual. It will run in the system language, so if your iPad is set to Swedish, Lightroom will run in Swedish. If your iPad is set to English, Lightroom will also be in English.
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Again misunderstanding. Why anyone is taking my problem as it’s being presented? Listen please, because of unknown reason every time installation package of LR for iPad is being downloaded from AppStore IN SWEDISH and installed in this language. My iOS 12.2 system is in Polish - unfortunately LR is not localized in Polish and inside GUI there’s no preferences option for switching languages. Installation process is of quiet type so it cannot be affected by you anymore. I’m also fluently using English and it could work well for me but I can do nothing with that. Every time LR decides to be in Swedish without me. It’s a brand new iPad of 6th gen. and was configured for the first time for me as the new user.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Try switching iOS to English and back. Like I said, Lightroom is multilingual, it uses the language that iOS uses. However, if Polish is not a language that is supported by Lightroom, then Lightroom does not know which language to use on an iOS device that is set to Polish. And as a result it may indeed use Swedish.

So first switch iOS to English. That should make Lightroom switch to English too. Then try switching iOS back to Polish. Now Lightroom hopefully sticks to English because it does not support Polish.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Why anyone is taking my problem as it’s being presented?

Maybe because you didn't present it ?

That being said,
1) if a language is not supported, it's kind of strange to have the default language to Swedish. English sould at least be the default language.
2) it would be better to let the user select it's language, because you often don't want your soft in your device's langage.

Big countries like France, Spain, Italy, have difficulties to cope with English UI and require translated softwares, but many others prefer the default's language over the translation. :-) (same goes for movies, by the way)
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I'm not seeing an active membership, nor a trial, under the email address you've used to sign in here. Perhaps that's the problem?
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Thanks for all the advice and suggestions. They inspired me to more inquisitive analysis of the language behavior of the menu of installed programs in case they do not appear in the system language. "I discovered" that AppStore selects the installation language according to the "prefered order of languages" list in iOS. In my case, at the top of the list was my Polish, which for the LR installer was unattainable, and then Swedish at the beginning of a long list of languages ​​that interest me. The order was only due to the iOS configuration history. AppStore for installation was choosing the first avaiable language from this list. And it was Swedish ... The most idiotic thing is that there is no way to quickly and easily change the order of languages ​​in your preferred list. The only way is to erase the whole list and define it anew based on your preferences. In the end, I could admit a lot of positive points for intelligence, and some negative points for iOS developers ...
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As Lightroom is multilingual, what you say does not make much sense. There is no 'Swedish Lightroom CC app' that the App Store can install, there is only one multilingual Lightroom CC app. Maybe the initial language setting is chosen this way, but you should still be able to simply switch to another language by switching iOS to that language.
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In the case of Lightroom for iPad you are not the person who desides about menu language. It decides AppStore after detection the user system language. If there is no compatible version of the installer then the language that is the highest in the preferred list is selected. The user has no influence on this! And that's rubbish!
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Maybe so, but that is just the initial language setting. As I said before, Lightroom for the iPad runs in the language that is set for iOS itself (providing that this language is supported, of course). So switch iOS to English, and Lightroom should switch to English as well. What happens if you then switch iOS back to Polish I don't know, but I would expect that it sticks to English because Polish is not supported. I suggested that earlier, but have you tried that?