How to use the apple translate app on iphone

If you need a quick translation, the iPhone and iPad come with their own built-in translator app from Apple, and there are a few slick upgrades with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

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If you need to translate speech or text on the go, several mobile apps can get the job done. But for those with an iPhone or iPad, Apple offers a built-in Translator app.

Unveiled with iOS 14, the app supports 12 different languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic. Several are available to download for offline access.

With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, an Auto Translate option lets you translate a back-and-forth conversation without tapping the microphone button. There are also two modes based on how you hold your device, plus the ability to translate selected text from any app on your device.

Here’s how to translate text and speech on your Apple device.

Update to iOS 15

For the newest features, update your device to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or higher if you haven’t already done so. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. Your device will indicate that your software is up to date or prompt you to download and install the latest update. You can then open the Translate app, or download it from the App Store if you previously removed it.

Translate Text and Speech

Your first step within the app will likely be to choose the source and target languages. Tap the down arrow for the first language if it’s not already set correctly and change it to the language you want. Do the same for the second language.

To enter the text you want translated via the keyboard, tap anywhere in the space below and type the text. Tap Go to confirm, and the translation appears below your text. Tap the Play button to hear the translation spoken aloud.

If you’d rather speak your phrase, tap the microphone icon. Wait for the Listening message to appear on the screen, then speak. Your words will then appear on the screen as you speak them; make sure they match what you say. The translation will then appear on the screen. Tap the Play icon to hear the translation spoken aloud.

Save to Favorites and Define Words

If you plan to use a phrase in the future, tap the star-shaped Favorite icon next to the translated text to save it to your Favorites list.

Tap the book icon, and you can look up each translated word in a dictionary for a definition. Once you tap the icon, the first word in the translation is highlighted and defined. You can then tap another word in the translation to see its dictionary definition.

Tap the Favorites icon in the bottom or side navigation to view any phrases you have added to your Favorites list, as well as all recently translated phrases. If you wish to remove a favorite from the list, swipe it to the left and tap the Unfavorite icon.

To remove a recent phrase, swipe it to the left and tap the Delete icon. You can also favorite recent phrases by tapping the Favorite icon.

Access a Specific Language Keyboard

If you select a language such as English, the standard alphanumeric keyboard for English appears. But if you choose a different language, you’ll notice that the keyboard changes to include the characters and symbols for that language.

For instance, the Spanish keyboard will add an ñ, the Japanese keyboard will display Japanese kanji, and the Arabic keyboard will show Arabic script. Predictive text also changes based on the language. Start typing a word in the language you chose, and the suggestions display words in that language.

By default, the source language is the one on the left and the target language is the one on the right, but you can easily switch back and forth. Just tap the language that you want to type or speak. A blue circle appears in front of it, indicating that it’s the active language.

(Auto) Translate a Conversation

In order to translate a conversation between two people, tap Conversation. The app has added new features to make conversations run smoother. For instance, instead of needing to manually set the two languages being translated, you can now open the ellipsis menu and choose Detect Language so your device will automatically detect what’s being spoken.

You can use the app on your iPhone (or iPad) to carry on a back-and-forth conversation with someone speaking a different language.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

You’re trying to talk with someone who speaks a foreign language and you could use a good translator program. Apple’s mobile Translate app can help, especially with the latest features. Courtesy of iOS/iPadOS 15, the Translate app on your iPhone or iPad can more effectively assist you when carrying on a back-and-forth conversation.

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After choosing each language, you can use Auto Translate to avoid pressing the microphone button over and over. You can also opt to hear the translation after each sentence or phrase. And you can position your iPhone so you and the other person either face the screen from the same angle or face it from different angles. Here’s how it works.

First, make sure you’re running iOS/iPadOS 15 or higher on your device. Go to Settings and then General and select Software Update. You’ll be told that your OS is up to date or prompted to install the latest update.

Now, let’s say you want to conduct a conversation with someone using two different languages. Apple’s Translate app comes with iOS and iPadOS, though you can also download it from the App Store. Open the app. Tap the language on the left and change it if necessary. Do the same with the language on the right (Figure A).

Figure A

Tap the icon for Conversation and then tap the three-dot circle. Here, you can enable or disable three settings. Play Translations speaks the translation for each side of the conversation so you hear the translated words. Auto Translate automatically translates each person’s speech without you having to tap the microphone icon each time. And Detect Language automatically determines which language is being spoken (Figure B).

Figure B

Next, decide how each of you wants to see the conversation and translation. Tap the square icon with the two black boxes. With Side By Side mode, you each look at the screen from the same view or angle. With Face To Face mode, you both look at the screen from opposite angles. Choose which of the two options works better based on how you and the other person are positioned (Figure C).

Figure C

Hold or place your device in a comfortable spot and then tap the microphone icon to start talking. If you enabled the Auto Translate and Detect Language options, then one person should be able to speak and wait for the translation. Then the other person can speak. Keep in mind that no translation app is 100% perfect, so there will likely be mistakes and inaccuracies, but the app should be able to handle the gist of the conversation (Figure D).

Figure D

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Apple’s built-in Translate makes it quick and easy to translate text or speech between multiple languages. Here’s how to start using it.

One of the features Apple introduced in iOS 14 was the Translate app. The app offers side-by-side language translation with support for 11 languages. Using the app is pretty straightforward. However, there are some additional hidden features that make it more even useful.

Translation apps can be very handy, especially if you're traveling to a foreign country in which the residents speak a language you're not familiar with. In this article, we'll cover how to use Apple's Translate app on your iPhone or iPad. We'll cover most of the features, including translating text, downloading languages for offline use, and saving favorite translations for future reference.

How to Install the Translate App

The Translate app comes installed by default on devices running iOS or iPadOS 14 or later. So ensure that your iPhone or iPad has iOS 14 installed on it. Otherwise, you won't be able to use the app.

If you deleted the Translate app, you can download it again for free from the App Store.

Download: Translate (Free)

How to Translate Text With the Translate App

To start translating text, open up the Translate app on your iPhone or iPad. When launching Translate for the first time, your default languages will be set to English and Spanish (assuming your device's language is set to English).

If you tap on the Enter text window, you can type in any text that you want to translate. By tapping the Go button, the Translate app will automatically translate the text for you.

By clicking on the languages listed at the top of the screen, you can change the languages of the input text or translated phase. Currently, the following languages are supported:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English (either US or UK)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

How to Translate Speech With the Translate App

An additional neat feature is that the Translate app lets you speak words and phrases, too. Apple calls this Conversation mode. Simply tap the microphone symbol at the bottom of the screen and begin speaking. The app will automatically produce a translation once you stop speaking.

No matter what languages you have currently selected in Translate, the app will automatically detect which of these two is being spoken. Thus, you won't need to specify which of the selected languages is being spoken for the translation.

If you'd like to hear the translations, in addition to reading them, you can press the play button on the right-hand side of the screen. This is great for learning and practicing pronunciations.

Downloading Languages for Offline Use

Translate uses an internet connection by default to source its translations. However, if you'd like to use the app without an internet connection, it's better to download specific languages that you'll be using offline on your device. To do this, you'll see the option to download languages in the available language list. You can choose to download any of these for offline usage.

Saving Favorites and Checking Definitions

The Translate app also allows you to save certain words or phrases so you can refer back to previous translations. After translating a phase, simply tap the star icon on the bottom-left side of the translation window to save the phrase as a favorite.

You can then see all your saved favorites by tapping on the Favorites tab. This tab also shows you all your recent unsaved translations, which can also be helpful to refer to if you forget a specific phrase.

Apple with iOS 14 brings a much-awaited app called Translate with which it aims to take on Google Translate.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

Apple Translate currently supports 12 languages. These include Arabic, Chinese, English (US), English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. (Representational Image)

Apple with iOS 14 brings a much-awaited app called Translate with which it aims to take on Google Translate. Apple’s new Translate app apart from performing the usual language translations also comes with features like conversation mode, support for multiple languages and more.

Apple Translate: How to translate?

Translate text

* Open the Translate app and select the two languages by tapping the boxes at the top similar to Google Translate.

* Start typing in the desired language that you want to translate from.

* After you have written the text, you can tap ‘Go’ to show the translated text.

Translate speech

* Open the app and select the languages by tapping the boxes at the top.

* Then tap on the microphone button located under the text field and start speaking. You can speak in any of the two languages that you have selected.

* Once done take a pause and the app will show the translated text on your screen.

* You can also tap the play button to play the translation out loud.

Apple Translate: Conversation mode

The conversation mode allows you to translate conversations while they happen. To enable this from the app you need to follow the given steps:

* Open the Translate app and select the languages by tapping the boxes at the top.

* Rotate your phone into the landscape orientation.

* Now tap the microphone button and start talking.

* The app will keep on automatically translating as when the conversation has a break.

How many languages does Apple Translate support?

Apple Translate currently supports 12 languages. These include Arabic, Chinese, English (US), English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The company will be adding support for other languages as time passes.

The app lets users also download these languages offline to keep handy at all times.

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How to use the apple translate app on iphone

Need to have a conversation in a language you don’t know, make sense of a printed sign or quickly translate a message? With Google and Apple revving their machine-learning engines in their Google Translate and Apple’s Translate apps, there’s a whole new world of communication possibilities right in your pocket.

Keep in mind that computer interpretation is not perfect. You may get some awkward translations (and stares). Third-party apps may be more in depth. But these freebies can provide a general sense of things and become learning aids. Here’s a quick tour.

Pick Your Translator

Google Translate is in its 15th year and available on the web, as a Chrome browser extension and as an Android and an iOS app. Apple released its Translate app last year for the iPhone and added it to last month’s iOS 15 update for the iPad.

Google Translate supports more than 100 languages, while the version from Apple handles 11. Depending on the app and language, you may need an internet connection, unless the content is available to download for offline use. Audio pronunciation or other features may not be available for some languages. And read the app’s privacy policy if you have data-sharing concerns.

Google Translate and Apple’s Translate are fairly easy to use. Just tap open the app and choose the languages you want to translate between. Enter text or say it aloud to get the translation through screen and speaker.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

New to iOS 15 is a system-wide translation feature that can translate almost any text in any app. You might have trouble with text that is displayed as graphics (usually in games), but any text you can select, you can translate. You can even opt to take the translation entirely offline if you wish. Here’s how it works.

First, select the text you wish to translate, just as you would if you were going to copy/paste or look up a definition: Long-press the text until the text selection appears, and then drag the ends to select the exact text you want.

The pop-up menu will have options like Copy, Look Up, and Share, but with iOS 15 there’s a new option: Translate. If you don’t see it, look for a small arrow to see more options.

The first time you select Translate you’ll see a warning that the selected text will be sent to Apple for translation. Then the original and translated text will appear in a pop-up card, with options to do things like copy the text or change languages.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

Select text and tap Translate. You can perform translation online (center) or download languages for offline translation (right).

If you don’t want to send data to Apple to translate, you can do it entirely on-device. Just open Settings, then Translate and toggle On-Device Mode. In order to translate text, you’ll need to download language packs, which you can do right here in the Download Languages menu. When you select Translate with on-device translation enabled, you’ll see an option for which language to translate from and to, along with a button to download the languages, if you haven’t already.

In iOS 14, Apple introduced the Translate app with the voice translation feature that could translate text and voice commands. So even when your iPhone is running on iOS 14, you can translate the phrase as you speak into your preferred language. But with iOS 15 update, Apple’s Translate App has gotten even better with new updates such as auto-translate, face-to-face view, and system-wide translate.

In conversion mode, the previous version of the app could listen to the conversation on both sides translate them in real-time. But you had to tap the microphone before speaking from your side to get your conversation translated. The person on the other end was also required to tap the microphone before speaking their part.

But with the inclusion of the Auto-Translate feature on iOS 15, you no longer need to tap the microphone button to get your part of the conversation translated. This means there is no need to interact with the iPhone to use the translate app. This will allow you to comfortably converse with anyone who understands a different language.

Languages Supported in iPhone’s Translate app

Apple’s translation App in iOS 15 will support the translation between the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Hands-on the Apple’s Translate app in iOS 15

First of all, you need to allow Apple’s translate app to use the cellular data on your iPhone. Follow the steps below:

Head to Settings on iPhone and go to the Translate tab. Now enable the Cellular data.

Once you enable the cellular data, you need to launch the Translate app on your iPhone and choose your two preferred languages from the Translation tab.

  • You can choose the two desired languages from the drop-down menu in iOS 15.
  • Click on Enter text and type your phrase or speak by tapping the microphone. You will see the translated text on your screen.
  • If your phrase was wrongly detected by the microphone, you can correct it manually.
    You can enter the full screen by tapping on the two outward arrows from the multiple icons.
  • You can also set the translation as a favorite by tapping on the star icon. This translation will be available on the favorites tab.
  • You can hear the translation by tapping the play icon.
  • If you want to translate more phrases, you can tap the microphone icon or type the text.
    The translator App can also detect the language automatically by clicking on ‘three-dot icon present at the bottom of the screen.

How to enable Auto Translate on the Apple Translate App in iOS 15

Now you are familiar with how to use the Apple Translate App in iOS 15. Let’s see how you can enable the Auto Translate feature in the Apple Translate app:

  • First of all, you need to open the Apple Translate app on your iPhone.
  • Now you need to set the two preferred languages in the translation tab.
  • Choose the two languages from the drop-down menu for translation purposes.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

  • Once you are done, go to the Conversation tab from the navigation bar found at the bottom.
  • Tap on the three-dot icon at the bottom right corner of the screen in the conversion tab.
  • A pop-up menu will appear on which you should enable the Auto Translate feature. Once you enable it, a tick mark will appear next to it.

That’s it! The Auto Translation feature has been enabled on the Translator App and now you can converse freely with anyone in the language they understand without touching the screen of your iPhone. Your iPhone will automatically detect what you are speaking about without tapping the microphone.

How to use Conversation mode on the Apple Translate app in iOS 15?

Conversation mode is useful when you are speaking to someone in a flow who does not understand your language. Follow the steps below to use this feature:

  • Open the Apple Translate App on iOS 15 and choose the conversation option.
  • Tap on the microphone to let your iPhone detect what you speak.
  • The detected text will be translated to the preferred language.
  • You can also converse in the Face to Face view by clicking on the VR-like icon at the bottom.

Now your screen will be divided into two parts-top and bottom. One will show your side of the conversion and the other will represent the side of another person.

Conclusion

This is all you need to know about the Translate app with new features on iOS 15. We hope this article will help you understand and use this app and its features. While Apple translate has not got any major improvements like other Apple apps, these small improvements will definitely make it worthwhile to use the Apple Translator App. What do you think about the new auto-translate features introduced in iOS 15? Let us know in the comments below.

Learn to quickly translate websites, chat in conversation mode, quickly access your favorite phrases, and use the iOS dictionary.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

The Apple Translate app is incredibly versatile, allowing users to translate pages in Safari, convert text messages to a different language, translate conversations, and save and access important phrases. The best part? Each of these translation functions can be accessed with just a few quick taps.

We’ll show you how to do each of these things, and if you’re interested in learning more about the translation functions on your iPhone, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day. If you’re new to these features, you can also learn the basics of how to use the Apple Translate app. Let’s get started:

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How to use the apple translate app on iphone

How to Translate a Page in Safari

The ability to translate entire web pages is now built into Safari. To take advantage of this feature, navigate to a page that doesn’t use a language you speak. Follow the steps below to translate the page to your desired language.

  1. Tap the double “A” icon next to your address bar.
  2. Then simply tap Translate to and select your language.
  3. If prompted, tap Enable Translation.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

Translate Text

The Translate app’s core feature is its ability to translate typed text. With support for twelve language options, the app lets you enter a phrase in one language and then translates it to another, useful to travelers and language students alike. To do this:

  1. Open the Translate app.
  2. Select the language you’re translating to and from (if you’ve set your iPhone’s language to English, it will appear as your default).
  3. Enter the phrase.
  4. Tap Go. The translation will appear in blue underneath the entered text.
  5. Tap Play for the spoken translation. You can also tap the microphone button to translate a spoken phrase.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

Have a Bilingual Chat in Conversation Mode

For a more organic voice translation option, check out your iPhone’s Conversation Mode. To use Conversation Mode:

  1. Select the language of the text that you would like translated.
  2. Scroll down on the languages list and make sure that Automatic Detection is toggled on. Tap Done.
  3. Then select the language you want the text translated to, and tap Done.
  4. To activate Conversation Mode, turn your phone sideways.
  5. Then just tap the microphone as each person talks and your iPhone will translate the conversation.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

Quickly Access High Usage Phrases through Favorites

If you’re planning a trip and need to remember certain phrases, you’re sure to love the Favorites function. When you’ve translated a word or phrase, tap the star below the translation to save it to your Favorites. To access your Favorites, just tap the star at the bottom of the app to see recent and favorite phrases in both the original language and the translation.

How to use the apple translate app on iphone

Use the Dictionary to Translate Individual Words

Once you’ve translated a phrase, you might be curious about what a specific word in that translation means. Fortunately, there is a dictionary function that lets you look up not only the translation of a specific word but different forms and conjugations as well. Just tap the dictionary icon that looks like a book below the translated phrase, then tap the word you want to define. The dictionary entry will appear below, with plenty of detail to keep you informed and engaged. If you want to check a different word, just tap that and the entry will change. Easy!

You can use your phone’s camera to translate text in the Translate app. For example, you can use your camera to translate signs or handwritten notes.

Translate text in photos

In the Translate app, you can translate text from images on your phone. For some languages, you can also translate text you find through your camera.

Important: Translations of small, badly lit, or stylized text may not be accurate.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Translate app .
  2. Beneath the text box, tap Camera .
  3. You can choose to translate text from an image on your phone, or from text you find through your camera.
    • To translate text from an image on your phone: At the bottom right, tap Import .
    • To translate what you find through your camera: Point your camera at the text you want to translate. At the bottom center, tap Shutter Button .
  4. At the top, select the languages you want to translate to and from.
    • If you want the app to detect the language automatically, tap Detect language.

Work with translated text

Once the text in the image is translated, at the bottom of the screen, you can copy the text, have it read aloud, or send it to Translate Home.

  1. Click to select text and access the options below.
  2. Once the text is selected, you can choose from the following options:
  • To copy text: Tap Copy Text .
  • To listen to the translation: Tap Listen .
    • You can adjust the camera sound with the controls on your device.
    • If you send the text to Translate Home, you can continue to edit the text as you like.

    Get the best results

    To get the best translation results for your photos:

    • Check that the “Translate from” and “Translate to” languages are correct.
    • Use a strong network connection.
    • In low light, at the top left tap Camera Flash .
    • Use clear and commonly used fonts for best results.

    Send feedback

    To send feedback, at the top right, tap More Send Feedback.

    You can translate these source languages into any of the languages supported by Google Translate.

    Afrikaans
    Albanian
    Amharic
    Arabic
    Armenian
    Azerbaijani
    Basque
    Belarusian
    Bengali
    Bosnian
    Bulgarian
    Catalan
    Cebuano
    Chichewa
    Chinese
    (Simplified)
    Chinese
    (Traditional)
    Corsican
    Croatian
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Esperanto
    Estonian
    Filipino
    Finnish
    French
    Frisian
    Galician
    Georgian
    German
    Greek
    Gujarati
    Haitian Creole
    Hausa
    Hawaiian
    Hebrew
    Hindi
    Hmong
    Hungarian

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Are you a frequent user of the native Translate app on your iPhone? Perhaps, you travel a lot or reside in a foreign country where you’ll need to translate your first language? If so, you may want to clear your translation history every now and then, similar to why anyone would want to clear their browsing history. Or perhaps you just want to clear the translation history for privacy reasons.

    For those who aren’t aware, Apple Translate is a stock app available in the latest iOS and iPadOS releases, and it aims to compete against Google Translate and Microsoft Translator. It can translate both text and speech and provides unique features like conversation mode and offline translation. Since it’s pre-installed on iPhones running iOS 14 or later, more and more people seem to be interested in using it over third-party apps.

    When you’re done translating a phrase on your device, you may be wondering if you can clear the translated result, so let’s cover how to accomplish that.

    How to Delete Translate History on iPhone

    Deleting your previous translations is actually a pretty simple and straightforward procedure, but they are neatly hidden in the app. Let’s see what you need to do to access and remove your translation history.

      Launch the built-in Translate app on your iPhone.

    You can repeat these steps to remove other translations from your history. Unfortunately, there’s no option that allows you to delete all translations in your history at once, so you’ll have to do it individually.

    We’d like to point out that you cannot delete your most recent translation from your history for some reason. However, this particular translation is cleared automatically when you reopen the app after a while. For now, if you want to remove your latest translation, you can push it to your history list with a new random translation. Hopefully, this is something Apple can address in a future update.

    Likewise, you can use these steps to favorite certain translations you’ve made before using the app. This allows you to quickly access the translations that you frequently use or need from the dedicated Favorites section.

    Apple’s Translate app has other hidden tricks up its sleeve. For example, switching to landscape mode while you’re in the app will trigger conversation mode from where you can enter attention mode which basically enlarges the translated text to make it easily readable.

    We hope you managed to clear your translation history one by one. How long did it take to clear your entire history? Do you want Apple to make it easier to remove multiple translations at once? Let us know your valuable opinions and feel free to share your experiences using the app in the comments section down below.

    The Apple Translate app has received some new features in iOS 15. One such notable addition is the auto-translation mode. That means you no longer need to interact with the screen to have your part of the conversation translated in real-time. In this quick guide, we will show you how to enable Auto Translate mode in the Apple Translate app in iOS 15 on iPhone.

    Turn on Auto Translate Mode in Apple Translate App on iPhone (2021)

    It’s worth noting that the voice translation feature has existed in the Apple Translate app since it was launched in iOS 14. So, even if you are on the previous version of iOS, you can speak a phrase and have it translated into your preferred language. The stock translation app listens for both languages and translates between them in real-time in Conversation mode. Hence, you can comfortably talk to someone who speaks another language.

    However, iOS 14 users needed to tap the microphone button before speaking in Conversation mode. The person you were conversing with also had to do the same to have their part of the conversation translated. But thanks to the Auto Translate feature introduced in the Apple Translate app in iOS 15, neither of you have to tap the microphone button. Or, for that matter, no one needs to interact with the iPhone’s screen before speaking their part going forward. Hence, you will now be able to converse with anyone more conveniently.

    With that said, learn how to enable Auto Translate in the native Apple Translate app right here:

    1. To get going, open the Apple Translate app on your iPhone.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    2. Now, make sure to select the preferred translation languages for your conversation. I have selected English (UK) -> Italian. After that, move to the Conversation tab from the bottom navigation bar.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    3. Next, tap on the three three-dot-icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. From the pop-up menu that appears, enable the Auto-Translate option. You will see a tick mark next to it if it’s enabled.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    That’s it! Now onwards, you won’t have to interact with the screen while using the conversation mode. Thus, you can converse freely like a normal conversation in the real world.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Use Auto-Translate Mode on iPhone to Converse With Ease

    While the Apple Translate app may not have gotten a huge overhaul like the redesigned Safari browser with tab groups and FaceTime with the ability to make video calls from iPhone to Android, it has brought some nifty upgrades in iOS 15. That includes system-wide translation support, Live Text translation, chat bubbles, and the handy new Auto Translate mode. Though Apple Translate still has some way to go before it can take on Google Translate, it has vastly improved over the past year or so. By the way, what are your thoughts on the new Auto Translate feature added to the Apple Translate app in iOS 15 for iPhone users? Let us know in the comments section below.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Translate is a system-wide feature for translating between several foreign languages and English. Download languages for offline translation and use the built-in app for live conversation parsing. The feature is even a part of Safari and will offer to convert entire webpages to English.

    ● Siri-powered intelligence
    ● App for iPhone and iPad
    ● Built into Safari
    ● Translating through Siri voice assistant
    ● Live conversation translating is available in-app

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    Apple added the Translate app via its 2020 software updates, and improved the functionality in 2021. Appearing in Siri, Safari, and a standalone Translate app, the on-device intelligence lets users quickly translate spoken and written text between two languages without using any third-party apps.

    While non-Apple translation apps have been in the App Store since the earliest days of the iPhone and iPad, iOS 14 marks the first time Apple has offered its own translation app.

    The Translate app

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone Going through a translation in the Translate app in iOS 14

    Translate is a Siri-powered standalone app that Apple launched with iOS 14. It converts spoken or written words or phrases between two chosen languages.

    Apple’s translation app is currently iPhone-only, but will be a part of iPadOS 15 when it releases in the fall of 2021.

    Available Languages

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone Some of the available languages in the Translate app

    The app, which comes pre-installed on iOS 14 and later, has a minimalistic interface. You choose languages by tapping on the two language buttons at the top of the screen. By default, the first button will be the native language you use for iOS.

    The Translate app currently supports the following languages:

    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • English (UK)
    • English (US)
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish

    Spoken and Written Translations

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone The app converts spoken and written text

    The app allows you to either type or speak the text you want to translate. If you say your words or phrase aloud, it will speak the answer in an AI voice and also display it onscreen. If you type your text, it will only show the translation, but you can still tap a “Play” button to hear it spoken.

    There’s a dictionary button that lets you look up individual words by tapping on them and a star button that allows you to add that translation to your favorites. Favorites reside in a separate tab you can navigate to at the bottom of the screen.

    Translate Conversations

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone Conversation mode

    Translate also has a conversation mode that allows two people to use one iPhone to speak to one another in two separate languages. The app listens to each person speaking and plays spoken translations immediately afterward.

    After choosing the two languages at the top of the screen in portrait mode, you can enter conversation mode by turning the iPhone into landscape mode. Each person taps the mic button before speaking. The Translate app will play the verbal translation immediately after each person says something.

    If you turn on “automatic detection,” the app will figure out on its own which language you’re speaking and translate accordingly. You can toggle automatic detection on or off in settings.

    While in conversation mode, you can also tap on the full-screen button to display the resulting translation in extra-large type. This can be useful for showing someone a translation from a distance.

    Offline Translation

    The Translate app supports offline languages. The language-selection menu allows you to choose any of the available languages to download to your device. Offline languages also enable you to use the app without an available data connection.

    In the iOS Settings app, you can also set the app to only support offline languages even when it has a data connection. While Apple cautions that this mode may be less accurate, it prevents any of your data from leaving your device, adding extra privacy assurances.

    System-wide translation

    Translate in Safari

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone Translating a webpage in Safari

    Apple also added native translation to its Safari web browser in iOS 14, iPadOS, and macOS Big Sur. It translates entire web pages from their original language into your native language.

    To use Safari translation:

    • Tap on the “AA” button at the left end of the address field. If the page is translatable, you’ll see a “Translate to” option in the menu. Tap that, and if it prompts you to “Enable Translation,” choose that as well.
    • You should then see the entire webpage displayed in your chosen language.
    • To return to the original language, tap the translate button on the left of the address field that’s now in place of the “AA” button.

    Translate with Siri

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone Translating in Siri

    Though all of Apple’s translation features use Siri intelligence, you can also use the Siri voice assistant to translate words and phrases to another language. Siri first gained translation abilities in iOS 11.

    When used in the voice assistant rather than the standalone app, Siri can only translate your spoken words and phrases to a destination language. Unlike in the app, Siri won’t convert words and phrases from other languages back to your native language.

    Translate with Live Text in Photos

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone Translate text in a photo

    Live Text is included in Apple’s 2021 operating system releases available in the fall. Machine learning algorithms see text via the Camera app or via photos already taken in the Photos app. Select text by highlighting it and perform various operations like making a call or setting a calendar event.

    Thanks to system-wide translation, users can also translate text directly from their camera’s viewfinder. Just select the text in the image and pick “Translate” as an option. This feature was previously seen as a powerful third-party app on the App Store, but is now baked into the operating system.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Apple released a new translation app in iOS 14 that provides real-time translations for 11 different languages. Arabic, Mainland Chinese, English (US and UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish are supported. The Translate app features a simple interface that allows you to choose the languages ​​you want to translate into, as well as enter (or paste) the text you want to translate. The software can also read translations out loud so you can get the proper pronunciation or play the translation for someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you.

    How to Translate Text in Apple’s Translate App

    • throw the Translate app on your iPhone or iPad.
    • tap on the top left button and select the language of the text you want to translate.
    • Tap Done.
    • tap on the top right button and select the language you want the text to be translated into.
    • Tap Done.
    • Tap the large input area below the top buttons to bring up the on-screen keyboard.
    • Now type (or paste) the text you want to translate.
    • Tap Let’s go to get the translation of your text. Translations are displayed in large text, with the original sentence in black and the translation in blue.
    • To hear the translated text aloud, touch the blue play button.

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    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Overlooked in favor of widgets, one of the best aspects of iOS 14 for Apple devices is the inclusion of the Translate app. Previously, users could ask Siri for translations, but that is a significantly more limited experience than an app dedicated to translating. While limited to only 11 languages for now, the app is incredibly easy to use and useful for anyone traveling or needing a quick translation. Here is how to use the Apple Translate app in iOS 14.

    How to Change Languages

    Currently, the translate app supports Arabic, Chinese (China mainland), English (U.S., U.K.), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

    1. Open the translate app, and you will immediately see a home screen with two languages at the top.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    2. Select either of the two languages at the top of the app. The left side will be the language you are speaking or writing, and on the right side is the language you want to translate to.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    3. If you do not manually make the selection, the bottom of the language selection screen offers “Automatic Detection,“ which will attempt to detect which language is being spoken.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    How to Translate Speech

    Apple calls it “advanced on-device intelligence,” but really it’s just translating spoken speech from one language to another. One major positive is that languages can be downloaded using the app and still be translated even without an Internet connection.

    1. Launch the app and verify that the two languages at the top are correct. You can use the guide above to change the language.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    2. Press and hold the microphone button and start speaking. Pause after finishing any statement or question, and the translation will be spoken out loud. It will also be displayed on the screen.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    3.Translations should appear immediately and can either be read on screen or by clicking the “play” icon near the middle of the screen. Pressing that button will play the translation out loud.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    4. When translating a slightly longer phrase or sentence, turn the phone from portrait to landscape mode. You will gain some extra screen real estate this way.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    How to Translate Text

    For all 11 languages, there are available keyboard options so that you don’t have to manually switch.

    1. Similar to translating via voice, launch the app, and instead of speaking, start typing the text you want to translate.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    2. As you begin to enter text, you can verify again the appropriate languages currently selected right above the keyboard. Finish your text entry and then click “go”.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    3. As it does for translating via voice, the translated text will immediately appear on screen. Again, you have the option to hear the translation out loud as well via the “play” button near the middle of the screen.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Translate App Extras

    Even as translations are the focal point of the Translate App, Apple did include a few notable extras:

    • An included dictionary is available so you can tap on any word in the translated language and see a definition.
    • Are there favorite translations that you will want to access later? You can save translations in the Favorites and quickly find them for use in the future.
    • It can be used fully offline, as all 11 languages are available for download. This can be incredibly useful for anyone traveling where there are international data-roaming charges.
    • After a translation is complete, turn the phone to the side and press the double-arrow button that takes the translation full screen. This enlarged text, better known as “attention mode,” can make it easier to read and/or get someone’s attention.

    Wrapping Up

    While Google Translate has long been the giant in this space, who wouldn’t love a dedicated app by Apple on iOS? With a simple and clean design, Apple’s translate app has everything you need to get going. Meanwhile, do also check out some of the best widgets for iOS 14.

    Apple’s translation app (Translate) is a new app which became available to some of the newer iPhone models via the iOS 14 update on Wednesday the 16th of September 2020. Its direct competitor is an app (and website) that most of us are likely to have used at some point in our lives- Google Translate. Whether you were scraping through a French class or trying to figure out what “gambas” meant on a menu in Spain, chances are that Google Translate came to the rescue when you needed help to understand a foreign word or phrase in English, or vice versa. With a new translation app on the scene, iPhone users will be wondering how Translate (a new default for the recent iPhone models) compares to Google Translate.

    It is important to note that Google Translate was first developed in 2006, and then the Android and iOS version became available in 2011. So when it comes to the Apple Translate vs Google Translate debate, Google already comes with the major advantage of having been around and improved upon for a considerable amount of time before Apple’s Translate app.

    Is Apple Translate Accurate?

    The number one question that many linguists will ask about Translate pertains to its accuracy. If a translation app is incapable of translating words and phrases reliably, then there is no point in using it if you can understand some of the basics already. In terms of Apple’s accuracy, it works more or less as well as Google Translate does in providing translations for the eleven languages that are currently available, in both text and voice recording. However, it remains to be seen if this accuracy will remain when Apple includes more languages in the app (which is a likelihood for iOS updates that Apple will do in the future).

    Apple Translate Languages

    Speaking of including more languages in the Translate app, a major disadvantage currently is that it only has eleven languages, which is very limited given that Google Translate app currently supports 109 languages. These are English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese and Russian. Considering that there is an array of other commonly spoken languages in the UK that are not included on the app such as Welsh, Polish and some of the Indian and Pakistani languages (Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali and Gujarati), many members of the UK population may find Translate to be a less favourable option compared to Google Translate.

    Can Apple Translate Handwriting?

    At the moment, it is not currently possible to translate handwriting on Apple’s translation app. Google Translate on the other hand allows its users to do translations from handwriting if you want to. The advantage of being able to write by hand is that you may encounter a letter with a symbol in a foreign language that you are not familiar with, and it might take you a while to look through the keyboard to find the symbol, so it can often be quicker and easier to simply write it by hand. Apple's Translate app does not have this capability, but there is potential for this functionality to be added via the Apple Pencil that can be used with iPads.

    To translate with handwriting on the Google Translate app, open Google Translate > tap the language you are translating from on the top left > tap the language you are translating to on the top right > tap Draw. Please note however that Google Translate’s handwriting feature is not available for every single language, so you might have to do it via text instead.

    Can Apple Translate With Camera?

    Google Translate allows you to do a translation immediately by using the camera feature, which is useful for signs and menus. Taking a picture of something in your external environment is often faster than typing out the text that you have read, which is very useful for when you want to get a translation in a hurry. While Google Translate has this option, Apple has yet to add this to Translate. Like the handwriting feature, we hope that Apple will be able to add this in future iOS updates, as this functionality exists for different apps, such as reading a QR code.

    Even in the world suffering from such a huge pandemic, Apple managed to release the iOS 14. Certainly, Apple announced dozens of features, that we were expecting, one of them is Apple’s own Translate app. Unlike other translating apps, the Translate App by Apple is entirely dependent upon the iOS device’s Neural Engine; you don’t need to have an internet connection, to use the Translate App for iPhone. It merely takes a second to translate your input into the desired language. There are two options, whether to type or use inbuilt voice dictation the input that you want to translate with the help of the Translate App.

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    Apple’s debut to the Translating field brings hope to the Apple users, believe me, I’ve used the Translate App on my iPhone, it works faster, accurate, and better than expected. You won’t feel lost in foreign countries, Translate App has back on you, the machine learning makes the functionality smoother, and notably corrects to some extent when input is given wrong.

    How to Use Translate App on iOS 14 iPhone

    What are the Languages Supported in Translate App on iOS 14 iPhone?

    Right now, Apple has only added 11 Languages, check the list, and if the language to which you want to translate doesn’t appear in the list, make sure to keep the iPhone update, anytime apple will add more languages.

    1. Arabic
    2. Chinese
    3. English
    4. Spanish
    5. French
    6. German
    7. Italian
    8. Russian
    9. Portuguese
    10. Japanese
    11. Korean

    How to Translate using Translate App on iPhone: Offline or Online

    1. Launch the Translate App on your iPhone.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Open Apple Translate App on iPhone Home Screen

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Change and Select Language for Translator text Using Apple Translate App

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Download Langage for Offline translate or Turn on Automatic Detection

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Translate language on iPhone Translate app add-in Favorite or Remove

    How to Make Language Favorite in Translate App iPhone?

    You don’t have to follow the tedious process for every time while using the Translate App, to avoid this, don’t forget to mark it Favorite.

    1. Open the Translate app on the iOS device.
    2. Tap on the Language card that you have used recently, on the translating menu, look for the Star icon.
    3. Hit the Star.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Translate language on iPhone Translate app add in Favorite or Remove

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Manage Favorites and Remove from History on iPhone Translate App

    How to Remove Language Card from Recents in Translate App iPhone?

    I understand how irritating it is when unwanted things occupy and create clutter in the iPhone, the same as the recently used translation languages. Thankfully, iOS 14 lets you remove the recently used languages from Translate App on iPhone.

      Most probably it appears in the Favorite section, so tap on Favorite.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Clear History on Translate App on iPhone

    I hope you Enjoying the most Advanced and Secure Translate app on your iOS device.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    With Apple’s Translate software, iPhone and iPod touch owners can translate between any of the supported languages, as well as download languages for offline translation and much more. This quick step-by-step tutorial will walk you through using the helpful Conversation mode in Translate where all parties see both sides of the conversation at the same time.

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could carry on a conversation with someone without typing?

    With Conversation mode, you can. Conversation mode brings a nice side-by-side view that makes it easy for two people to know which side to follow. One side of the interface is reserved for you, while the other party can see the translated text on the other half of the screen.

    How to use Translate app in Conversation mode

    Follow these steps to use the Translate app in Conversation mode:

    1. Open the Translate app on your iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 14.0 or later.
    2. Turn your device to landscape to enter Conversation mode.
    3. Tap the microphone icon and say what you want in one of the two languages.

    In a typical Apple fashion, Conversation mode features a single microphone button because machine learning automatically detects the language spoken and transcribes the original and translated text on the correct sides of the screen, followed by the translated audio.

    When automatic detection is turned on, Translate will detect which of the two selected languages is being spoken and translate to the other language. The app automatically translates the language it hears so that you can carry on a conversation with someone.

    To replay the translation audio, touch the Play/Pause button.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Should automatic language detection fail to determine the language spoken, exit Conversation mode by rotating your iPhone to portrait orientation. Now tap a language box at the top to select your preferred language manually, then try Conversation mode again.

    How to use Translate app in Attention mode

    This one’s pretty cool.

    In Attention mode, the translated text is enlarged and takes up the entire screen, making it easier for others to read. Follow these steps to use the handy Attention mode in Translate.

    1. Open the Translate app on your iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 14.0 or later.
    2. Turn your device sideways to enter Conversation mode.
    3. Tap the microphone icon and say what you want in one of the two languages.
    4. With the transcribed and translated text shown, tap the maximizer button in the bottom-left.

    Doing so will display translated text in large type that takes up the entire screen, a great way to get someone’s attention (especially if they have vision issues). Keep in mind that Attention mode won’t work if you have Portrait Orientation Lock enabled on your phone.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Conversation and Attention modes make conducting conversations naturally easy by design. With enlarged translated text in landscape view, it’s also way easier to read.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    The Translate app can power natural‑sounding conversations because it takes full advantage of advanced on-device machine learning that runs on Apple’s custom Neural engine.

    Using Translate app in offline mode

    Thanks to the power of Apple’s custom chips and on-device processing, you can use the entirety of the Translate app, Conversation and Attention modes included, without an Internet connection as long as you have downloaded specific languages to your device.

    Follow these steps if you’d like to translate fully offline:

    1. Open the Translate app on your iPhone or iPod touch with the iOS 14.0+.
    2. Tap the “Translate” tab.
    3. Tap a language box at the top.
    4. Scroll down to “Available Offline Languages”, then tap the languages you want to download.
    5. Tap “Done”.
    6. With the language packs downloaded, use Translate without an Internet connection.

    Translate in offline mode helps you to use the app in a hundred percent private mode.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    The app normally uploads your voice and text input to Apple’s servers that do the heavy lifting. In offline mode, however, nothing gets sent to servers because everything runs on the device.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    There’s no shortage of third-party translation apps available for the iPhone. But starting with iOS 14, all iPhones now have their own default app, called Translate.

    Like other translation apps, Translate lets you use your voice to translate, and also offers a “conversation mode.” The conversation mode lets you translate both sides of a bilingual conversation, without needing to manually switch the origin and target languages.

    How to use conversation mode in Translate on your iPhone

    1. Start the Translate app on your iPhone.

    2. At the top of the screen, tap the language box on the left (it’ll probably be set to “English US” by default), and then select the language that you’ll be speaking.

    3. Staying on this page, scroll to the very bottom and make sure “Automatic Detection” is enabled by swiping the button to the right. Tap “Done.”

    4. Tap the language box on the right and select the other speaker’s language, then tap “Done.”

    5. Turn the phone sideways so it switches to landscape mode. You should see two side-by-side text boxes with a microphone button at the bottom. If turning your phone doesn’t do anything, make sure the orientation lock isn’t on.

    6. To use the app’s conversation mode, tap the microphone and speak. The Translate app will automatically recognize the language being spoken and display what’s been said on one side, and the translation on the other. There’s no need to indicate which speaker is talking — you just have to tap the microphone before you start.

    7. If you want to hear the translated phrase a second time, tap the play button on the right.

    Remember that this mode will only translate between the two selected languages. And if you want to use conversation mode without an internet connection, you’ll have to download the language dictionaries you want beforehand.

    The Translate app supports Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Translate app by Apple comes preloaded with iOS 14

    • Apple’s Translate app has an inbuilt dictionary
    • Users can use the in-app microphone for automatic language detection
    • Apple is also improving Siri translations

    Apple has a new Translate app that will come with iOS 14, which was unveiled on Monday. The app offers side-by-side translations in two languages and comes with support for 11 languages. The Translate app by Apple also features an offline mode for voice and text translations. The Cupertino-based tech giant will hope to give stiff competition to Google’s Translate app with this newly introduced app. iPhone and iPod touch users are slated to get the next-generation iOS update by the end of 2020.

    Translate app features

    According to Apple, the Translate app comes preloaded with the iOS 14, and it supports 11 languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The app also works in landscape mode on eligible iPhone models.

    Users can use the in-app microphone for automatic language detection. Apple is calling the feature, Conversation mode, and it works for downloaded languages even when there’s no Internet connection.

    “Advanced on-device intelligence lets you translate your voice from one language to another. The app detects your language and provides the translated text and audio in the target language. Downloaded languages can be translated using voice even without an Internet connection,” the company noted.

    Additionally, Apple is giving the option to users to view history or save translated phrases as “favourites” within the app. The Translate app by Apple further has an inbuilt dictionary to allow users to see the definition of a word so that they stay on the platform. This feature can be used by simply tapping any word.

    Translation features with iPadOS 14

    Similarly, Apple will allow iPad users to translate entire Web pages in Safari with the new iPadOS 14 update. The Safari browser will include a translate icon in the address field, which can be used to translate web pages. However, it will be limited to users in the US and Canada.

    Apple is also overall improving Siri translation that can now support over 65 language pairs. Users in India can translate speech from English to Korean.

    Both Siri and Translate app will likely get support for more languages with future updates. Apple introduced a host of new software updates during Monday’s WWDC keynote.

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    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Translation is an everyday smartphone task for millions of people, but outside a few minor features, Apple has generally ceded the capability to its rivals. That changes today with a new first-party iOS app called, naturally, Translate, which works with 11 languages, no internet connection required.

    The app is intended for use with speech or short written sentences, not to translate whole web pages or documents. The interface is simple, with a language selector, text field and record button as well as a few extra widgets like favorites and a dictionary.

    At launch Translate will support English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese and Russian, with others to come. You simply select a pair of languages and paste or record a snippet of text or audio. The translation should show up immediately.

    There’s also a landscape mode that further simplifies the interface:

    Image Credits: Apple

    The best part is that unlike many translation apps out there, Apple’s is entirely offline, meaning you can use it whether you have a good or bad signal, if you’re out in the middle of nowhere in a country where you don’t get service or if you’re just trying to save data.

    There were no specific release details, so the app will probably appear when you upgrade to iOS 14.

    Apple’s Safari browser for the iPhone can translate a webpage between 10 different languages, and it’s as easy as a tap when using iOS 15.

    The iPhone makes it easy to read websites written in many different languages even if the user isn’t multilingual, a sort of universal translator that’s made by Apple and built into Safari. Of course, not every iPhone supports this feature, but any that can run iOS 15 will have this ability. This opens up a whole new side of the internet for browsing and makes it easier to see the world from different perspectives.

    There are a variety of translation apps for the iPhone, including the very popular Google Translate app. Apple’s solution didn’t come until 2020 with the launch of iOS 14 and, unfortunately, supports a much more limited selection of languages. Nevertheless, both offer offline translation that’s fast and relatively accurate. The only real advantage of Apple’s Translate app is that it’s built right into every new iPhone and iPad without the need to download an app.

    With iOS 15, Apple brought website translation to the iPhone’s Safari browser. This is much faster and easier than pasting blocks of text into the Translate app or using a third-party service to see a webpage in English. Safari can automatically recognize if a newly opened website uses a foreign language, relative to what is chosen as the primary dialect on the iPhone, and highlights the web translation option in the search bar. If it doesn’t, or if the highlight isn’t noticed before it disappears, the option is still available by tapping the Font Resizing icon to the left of the search bar, then selecting the Translate option from the menu that appears. Within seconds, the entire webpage will appear in English. The translation works even when tapping a link to visit another page on the same website.

    Which Languages Safari Can Translate

    When the iPhone’s Safari translation was first released, it was pretty limited, recognizing only a few languages. While it still can’t compete with Google’s solution in terms of language support, the list has expanded with iOS 15.4, and the translation is quick and seems to be reliable. On the iPhone, Safari can translate between several of the most common languages, including English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil) and Russian.

    This iOS translation is also available system-wide when selecting the text, even if the text appears in a photo since the iPhone can also recognize text in images. While Apple’s support for ten languages might seem restrictive when compared to Google’s ability to translate over a hundred, the ease of use to translate a Safari webpage on the iPhone with a single tap is hard to beat.

    How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    To instantly translate images of text using your iPhone’s camera, you need to download a free third-party application from the App Store. To download and install Google Translate on your phone, follow these steps:

    1. Go to your iPhone’s Home screen by tapping on the Home button.How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    2. Locate the App Store, and tap on the icon to open it. How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    3. On the App Store, tap on the Search tab.How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    4. Type Google Translate in the Search box to start the search. How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    5. In the first result that shows Google Translate, tap on GET, and then tap on INSTALL to initiate the installation process.
    6. The Google Translate app will be shown on your application screen once the installation is complete. How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    How to Use the iPhone Camera to Automatically Translate Texts

    Now that you have installed Googe Translate on your iPhone 6, you can start translating texts. Follow the instructions below:

    1. Go to your iPhone’s Home screen by tapping on the Home button.How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    2. From the Home screen, swipe left or right, and search for the Google Translate app.How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    3. On the Google Translate app, set the language of the text in the image. Here, I have chosen English.How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    4. Set the language into which you want to translate the text in the image. I have chosen Spanish for this example.How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    5. Tap on the Camera icon.
    6. Hover the Camera over the image and watch as it is translated in real-time. The screenshot shows the word EXISTENCE. How to use the apple translate app on iphone
    7. You are done. The image displayed on your phone is now instantly translated to the language you selected. The screenshot now shows EXISTENCIA, the Spanish translation of the original English word. How to use the apple translate app on iphone

    Did you have problems with any of the steps above? Do you want to know more about the Google Translate app? Let us know in the comments section.