Use the Google Translate widget

You can use the Translate widget to find Translate entries on your home screen.

Add the widget

Important: You must install the Google Translate app. Download the Google Translate app for iOS.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, touch and hold the Home screen.
  2. At the top left, tap Add Add.
  3. Search for the Google Translate app and tap it.
  4. Tap Add widget.
  5. At the top right, tap Done.

Use the Quick Actions Toolbar

  • Search box: To navigate the languages you want to translate to and from, tap the Search bar.
  • Voice input: To speak directly into the text field, tap Mic .
  • Conversation: To translate a word or phrase said in either language to the other language, tap Conversation Conversation.
  • Transcribe: To translate and transcribe your conversation in real time, tap Transcribe Transcribe.
  • Word Lens: To automatically translate what your camera sees, tap Camera .
  • Translate clipboard: To quickly paste or translate a word or phrase, tap Clipboard .
Tip: On the widget, Conversation and Transcribe availability depends on the current language pair.

Saved translations & history

You can find your saved translations, tab to a full history view, save a translation, or copy translations to your clipboard.

To find past translations, tap the title bar. From here, you can:

  • Scroll: To find your history and saved translations, under “History” or “Saved,” scroll up.
  • Tab: To go between your history and saved translations, next to “History” or “Saved,” tap Over .
  • Copy: To copy your translation to the clipboard, next to the translation, tap Copy .
  • Save: To save your translation, next to the translation, tap Save .
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