You are traveling abroad and you need to translate something you don’t understand. But you can’t turn on mobile data and you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection. What do you do in this situation? Apple comes to the rescue with a completely free application, in which you can translate without an internet connection, and not only in text format. Do you want to know what we’re talking about? Stay here and we’ll tell you everything you need to know.
How to translate languages on iPhone without Internet connection
To translate for free and offline from your iPhone, you’ll need the Translate app. It is an application that comes downloaded by default in the latest versions of iOS. However, if you have deleted it, you can download it completely free from the App Store. In addition, it is present in iOS, iPadOS and macOS. However, in this post we will explain in depth the benefits (which are not few) of this application on the iPhone. Even the translation mode in real time. Yes, translating simultaneously on the iPhone is possible without an internet connection.
The first thing we must do, to activate these functions, is go to Settings> Translate. Once there, we activate the “Local translation” function. This enables the download of languages in the memory of the iPhone, in order to be able to use them when we do not have any available network connection. To download the languages, we will have to go to the “Downloaded languages” section.
In this tab, we will have the section to manage all the languages that can be downloaded. As well as eliminate those that, for whatever reason, we are not going to use in offline translation mode. To download a language, just press the blue arrow icon and the download will start automatically.
You can translate languages the way you want
Once we enter the Translate app, we will have three usage options: Translation, Camera, and Conversation. The first mode, Translation is the most basic of the three. You just have to select the two languages (both must be downloaded) and start writing the text you want to translate. The iPhone will do it automatically and we will have the results instantly.
The second mode is Camera. The iPhone is already capable of recognizing text in images, without the need for third-party applications. And yes, this feature is also available without an internet connection. It is as simple as opening the function, focusing and taking the photo. And the translated results will automatically appear, superimposed on the photo.
The last mode, Conversation, is simultaneous translation. Just press the microphone button and start talking. The iPhone will automatically record the recording and display the translated results immediately. Of course, keep in mind that for all three cases, we must select the languages that we have previously downloaded.
If we want to translate without an internet connection, and we select a language that we don’t have downloaded, it simply won’t let us select the option. Therefore, you have to make sure of the languages that you think you are going to use, before using this mode. Of course, for this function not all the languages of the world are available. This is the complete list of all the languages you can use:
- German, Germany)
- Chinese (Taiwan Mandarin)
- Chinese (Mainland Chinese Mandarin)
- French france)
- English (UK and US)
- Italian (Italy)
- Portuguese (Brazil)