iOS 14 Features New Translate App With Support for 11 Languages and Offline Mode

Apple today announced that iOS 14 features an all-new Translate app for translating conversations, with support for 11 different languages at launch and an offline mode for private voice and text translation.


Supported languages include Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

When you place your iPhone in landscape orientation, a microphone button appears as a quick way to begin translating. The side-by-side user interface makes it easy for two people to have a conversation in different languages.

Here's how Apple explains the feature:

Automatic language detection transcribes the original and translated text on the appropriate sides of the screen, followed by translated audio. Translate uses advanced on-device machine learning and the powerful Apple Neural Engine to enable natural-sounding conversations.

Users can save translations in the Favorites tab, which also displays a recent history.

iOS 14 is available in beta for registered Apple developers today, with a public beta to follow next month. The free software update will be released in the fall for the iPhone 6s and newer.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14

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13 weeks ago
Still waiting for Siri to recognize the language I’m dictating text in, e.g. when sending a message using Carplay...or for Siri to read out a received message in the same language it was written without messing up pronouncation.
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13 weeks ago


What languages are supported?

Watch the video. English, Chinese, Spanish, and many more.

For those that don't know, this is a direct competitor to Microsoft Translator and Google Translate (Which doesn't work in China, unless you have already downloaded the language). If you travel a lot as I do, this is a well-needed feature, ESPECIALLY offline because you do not always have access to Wifi or Cell in China, Spain, Italy, let along many remote areas of Asia. It will be interesting to see if they add, Picture translators, which both aforementioned have and is important when ordering food off a menu (Did I just order Dog!?).
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13 weeks ago
Hopefully the speech recognition is better than implemented in Siri. Otherwise this may cause multiple international incidents.
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13 weeks ago
If this works as well as Siri I'll be insulting people around the world in no time....?
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13 weeks ago


Hopefully it is more accurate than the Hungarian Phrasebook.


My nipples tremble with delight! :)
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Hopefully it is more accurate than the Hungarian Phrasebook.
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