Change Chrome languages & translate webpages

You can change your preferred language in Chrome. Chrome can also translate pages for you.

Translate webpages in Chrome

When you come across a page written in a language you don't understand, you can use Chrome to translate the page.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Go to a webpage written in another language.
  3. At the top, select the language you want to translate to.
    • To change the default language, tap Settings Settings and then More languages and select the language.
  4. Chrome will translate the webpage this one time.
    • To always translate pages in this language, tap Settings Settings and then Always translate [language].

Request translation in Chrome

If you don’t find Translate at the top of a page, you can request a translation.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Translate.

If Chrome doesn't offer to translate, try refreshing the webpage. If you still can't tap Translate, the language might not be available for translation.

Highlight text to translate

To translate text:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Go to a web page written in another language.
  3. Highlight the text that you want to translate.
  4. Tap Google Translate.
    • To play back text in a text-to-speech supported language, tap Speak .

Tip: If more than 5,000 characters are highlighted, you can select Translate Full Page.

To change the languages:

  1. Tap the language that you want to change.
  2. Scroll to find the language you want or enter it in the search bar.
  3. Tap the language.

Change your default translation settings

By default, Chrome offers to translate pages written in a language you don't understand.

Turn off translation

You can control whether Chrome will offer to translate webpages.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Languages.
  4. Turn off Translate Pages.

Add all the languages you know

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Languages.
  4. Tap Add Language.
  5. Tap the language you know or want to translate. Websites in multiple languages will display in the first language available according to your preferences.

If you chose to "Never translate" a language, it will appear here.

Tip: If you want to translate a language from your list, tap the language and select Offer to translate.

Undo "always translate" a language

If you chose to always translate a language, you can undo your translation preferences.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to a webpage written in that language. The page will start translating automatically.
  3. At the top, tap Settings and then Never translate [language].

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