How does the iOS 14 Translate app work?
In the inaugural keynote of WWDC 2020 last June, Apple introduced all (or almost all) the news that will come with iOS 14, the new version of the iPhone operating system that should be officially released next fall.
In addition to the new widgets , improvements to the Messages app and news from Siri, there was a special novelty that caught the attention of viewers and viewers of the presentation: the new Translate app for iPhone.
As you will have understood by the name of the application (and if you have not understood it, you will soon have no problems doing it with this new app), it is a translation software that allows you to translate a conversation in up to 11 different languages.
Best of all, you can use it even without Internet access. If you are wondering how the Translate app will work when you install iOS 14 (or how it already does if you have the beta version installed), don’t miss this article.
Apple has focused the Translate app experience around Siri, which means that it’s going to be very familiar to you. Basically, you should say out loud what you want the application to translate into another language and your iPhone will do it for you.
When using your smartphone vertically, the screen is divided into two halves: at the top it shows the languages you are using, the phrase to be translated and its translation; at the bottom there is the microphone button and a text box in case you prefer to write it.
To start, you will have to play into the microphone and say the phrase out loud or write the text in the corresponding space. Then, you will see the translation on the screen of your iPhone, which you can also play aloud for the other person to hear.
You can also use the application with the iPhone horizontally, which will surely make things a little easier. In this case, and as you can see in the image below, only the translated large text will be displayed.
Apple has also included the possibility of saving phrases in ‘Favorites’, which can be very useful if you are always going to use it to translate the same (for example, if you are traveling in a foreign country and you are going to be asking the same things a and again).
To save a phrase in your ‘Favorites’ of the app, you will have to tap on the star icon just below the translation. If you want to see what phrases you have saved, just tap on the ‘Favorites’ icon that you will see at the bottom of the screen.
Now, you can not only use your iPhone horizontally for the translation of a simple phrase, but also with the Conversation mode. In this case, all the conversation you have with the other translated person will be shown so that you can retrieve it by sliding up.
As we said at the beginning of this article, the Translate app will be included in the new version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 14, which will be officially available throughout next fall (when the new iPhone 12 are released ).
It will be then when all those with a compatible iPhone (iPhone 6s or later) can update the software and enjoy this feature and other news. However, there is a way to use them today.