Changing the Shopify POS app settings

You can change the settings of the Shopify POS app to meet your store's needs.

Changing the autolock settings

You can set your device to lock after a period of inactivity, or whenever a sale is concluded. You need to enter a 4-digit PIN to unlock the screen.


  1. On the home screen of the Shopify POS app, tap ☰.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under Display, tap Screen lock.
  4. Tap a time option. If the Shopify POS app is inactive for the selected length of time, then the screen locks.
  5. If you want the screen to lock after each order is completed, then activate Auto-lock after sale.
  6. Tap Back to return to the Settings screen.

Changing the display mode

You can configure Shopify POS to use light mode or dark mode. Light mode displays dark text on a bright background, whereas dark mode displays bright text on a dark background.

You can select the mode that you want Shopify POS to use, or you can have Shopify POS use your device settings.


  1. From the Shopify POS app, tap the ☰ button and then tap Settings > Dark/light mode.
  2. Tap the mode that you want Shopify POS to use, or activate Use device settings.

Changing the language settings

You can select the language that the Shopify POS app uses. Shopify POS supports the following languages:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Norwegian Bokmal
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish

Change the Shopify POS product language

To change the language of the products on Shopify POS, assign a language to a POS location in your Shopify admin. Only one language can be assigned to a location at a time.

By default, all locations are assigned to the market default language. The default language can't be assigned to locations from the Point of Sale sales channel settings. If you want to change a location back to the default language, then you can uncheck the location from its assigned language.

Before you can set product languages on Shopify POS, configure languages in your Shopify admin language settings.


  1. From your Shopify admin, click Point of Sale > Settings.
  2. Click Language.
  3. In the POS language section, click the language that you want to edit.
  4. In the Language section, click Edit.
  5. In the Edit locations window, do any of the following to change the language:
    • check any locations that you want to assign the language to
    • uncheck any assigned locations to revert back to the market default language
    • check or uncheck All locations to change all locations at the same time
  6. Click Done.
  7. Confirm that the locations that you want the language assigned to are displayed in the Locations section.
  8. Click Save.

Change the Shopify POS app language

To change the language of the Shopify POS app, you need to change the language of the device through the device settings.


Other languages not listed here might work, but they aren't supported and could result in missing translations that display in English by default.

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