Use the Google Translate widget

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

Add the widget


  1. On your Home screen, touch and hold an empty space.
    • You can also touch and hold the Translate app icon.
  2. Tap Widgets Widgets.
  3. Scroll to find the Translate widget.
  4. Touch and hold the widget.
  5. Move the widget to the location on the screen where you want it. Then lift your finger.

Resize the widget

  1. On your Home screen, touch and hold the Translate widget. 
  2. After you lift your finger, on the corners of the widget, touch and drag the dots. 
  3. Tap outside the widget.

Use the Quick Actions Toolbar

Important: Based on the translation languages, not all quick actions are available at all times.
  • Search bar: To quickly open the Translate app, tap the translation language indicator.
  • Voice input: To speak directly into the text field, tap Mic .
  • Conversation: To translate a word or phrase from one language to another, tap Conversation .
  • Transcribe: To translate and transcribe your conversation in real time, tap Transcribe .
  • Word Lens: To automatically translate what your camera sees, tap Camera Camera.
  • Translate clipboard: To quickly translate a word or phrase that you've copied, tap Clipboard .

Saved translations and 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 .
  • Speak: To hear your translated phrase, tap Speak .
    • When you tap the translation, the translation details will open in the Translate app.
    • This feature is not available in all languages.
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