Apple’s translation app, first introduced in iOS 14, enables fast translations between a dozen different languages. By default, the app uses cloud services to perform translations, but you can also download languages to translate without a network connection.
First, however, a disclaimer. Although there are translations on the device, Apple warns that they may not be as accurate as online-powered translations. This is because the Translations app will not use the full power of Apple̵7;s cloud computing muscles (and its ability to learn over time) to deliver the best results.
Still, it is convenient in a pinch if you do not have a network connection. It is also perfect if you have a sensitive job and do not want any translation information to be transmitted over the Internet or possibly stored in the cloud.
To activate it, press “Settings”.
Scroll down and press “Translate”.
Turn on the “On-Device Mode” option.
A popup will appear warning you that you need to download languages to translate locally on your device. Press “Open app.”
Press one of the two language pair buttons on the main translation screen.
In the list that appears, scroll down to the “Available Offline Languages” section. Tap the language you want to use offline and it will download automatically.
When a language has been downloaded, a check mark appears next to it.
Press “Done” and you will return to the translation screen. The app is now translated as usual, but without a network connection. All your translations are left on your local device.
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