Looking "How to Use Apple Translate App in iOS 14?" This post is for you - Apple recently unveiled the newest features that are coming to iOS14 this fall. It was part of the online-only WWDC 2020. Craig Federighi was as usual super excited about the reveal. Alongside the widget-based home screen, App Library, Messages & Maps, the newest addition to the iOS experience is the Translate App. As you can assume, this app allows you to translate and talk to people in 11 different languages.
The languages supported are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. This might not seem like a big deal until you realize that Apple is generally not in the business of Machine Learning. The iPhone maker is taking a huge stride in the direction to give an extensive Siri based experience. So, how does this thing perform? Let's talk a look at Apple Translate in iOS 14.
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How to Use Apple Translate App in iOS 14
As iOS14 has only reached public beta, there is no guarantee as to whether the current experience will improve alongside the public release this fall. The Apple Translate app comes built in to the Software Update of iOS 14.
I have to give it up to Apple for making the UI as simple as possible. No hidden menus, no overwhelming user experience. Apple Translate comes in as simple as possible. Follow these steps to understand how to Use Apple Translate App in iOS 14.
- Open the Apple Translate app from the Home Screen. As you can see it the most elegant and simple user interface which serves the purpose effectively.
- At the top of the screen, you will find two tabs which say the From language & To language. As it implies on its own, From language is the language you want the phrase to be converted from, and To Language is the language of the expected output.
- There are two ways to enter input. It could be done by either voice or by typing it in. To enter the text by voice, tap on the Mic icon at the bottom as you can see below.
- If you are opting to type it in, enter text and Tap on the Search in the Keyboard.
- This would translate the text to the required language and would be shown to you as follows. Once translated, you could also play the translated text by tapping Play button.
- To change the From & To language, tap on the tabs above. This would open the list of languages. As of July 2020, Apple Translate supports 11 different languages. You could choose to change the language from the list.
How to use the Favourites feature in Apple Translate
There are two features in Apple Translate that can be very handy. One is Favourites and the other is Recent. As the name suggests, you could favorite translations that you have done already and the Recent is a log of all the translation you have done for. Tap on the favorites tab at the bottom next to the Translate Tab.
Apple Translate offers Offline Support. This requires you to manually chose to offline download the languages that you want to use without internet. In case if you chose to not offline download, Siri & the internet is used for every single translate request you make.
Translate app is enabled by “on-device machine learning,” which means the translation is doing in the iPhones instead of Apple’s data centers. Its believed to have more accuracy & privacy when its done on the device.
Turn your orientation to Landscape to have a better experience in Apple Translate.