iOS 14: How to Translate Webpages in Safari on iPhone

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In iOS 14, Apple introduced a Translate app that can translate several different languages in real-time, and Safari picked up new translation capabilities, too.

Thanks to the new webpage Translation feature, Safari will automatically detect if it can translate a foreign webpage you visit based on your Preferred Languages list. Keep reading to learn how it all works.

At the time of writing, supported languages include English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.

How Translate a Webpage in iOS 14 Safari

  1. Launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad, then visit a webpage that's in a language you'd like to translate.
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  2. Tap the aA button in the far-left of the address bar, then select Translate to [Language] in the dropdown menu. If you don't see the option, the webpage either isn't compatible with Safari's translation feature or the language isn't supported.
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  3. Tap Enable Translation in the prompt if required.
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  4. To view the original non-translated webpage, select View Original in the address bar options panel. You also have the option to Report Translation Issue if you see one.
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How to Add More Language Options to Safari Webpage Translation

You can translate web content into additional languages if you add them to your preferred languages list. The following steps show you how it's done.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌.
  2. Tap General -> Language & Region.
  3. Tap Other Languages....
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  4. Select a language from the list.
  5. Tap Keep [Your preferred language] to keep the current language that the system is using and confirm this selection as an additional Webpage Translation language option.

After following the above steps, the next time you visit a compatible webpage in another language you'll see your selected languages available as additional translation options.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14
Tag: Safari

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7 weeks ago
To jest zły, 你试一下翻译这个句子吧, ihr werdet es wahrscheinlich nicht übersetzen können, por que las palabras son completamente mezcladas en múltiples lenguajes, och därtill finns inget stöd för japanska, italienska eller grekiska, почему я никогда не буду использоват это.
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7 weeks ago
This option never shows up for me on any betas so far including B4. Anyone else missing?
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7 weeks ago


USA and Canada only.

“6. Available in the U.S. and Canada. Support for English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.”

https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-14-preview/#footnote-6

Oh, wow. This makes it an absolutely useless "feature" for most of the world. Good job, Apple! ?
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7 weeks ago
Why the heck is this region locked if iOS can already translate and even got its own app now ... stupid
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7 weeks ago
Pure nonsense that it’s a region locked feature. I even changed the iPad language to US English (yuck) and it still wouldn’t work.
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