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Download languages to use offline

You can download languages onto your device. This lets you translate them even without an Internet connection.

After you’ve downloaded a language to your device, you may be able to translate it using the camera. See languages that allow instant camera translations.

Choose and download languages

  1. Make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Translate app .
  3. On either side of the screen, tap the language at the top.
  4. Right next to the language you want to download, tap Download Download. If it’s not there, the language can’t be downloaded.
  5. When prompted to download the language file, tap Download.

Next to each language saved on your device, you’ll see Downloaded Downloaded.

Download languages without Wi-Fi

You can tell Translate to download languages without needing access to a Wi-Fi network. This may impact your data plan.

  1. Open the Translate app .
  2. Tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Settings Settings.
  4. Tap Data usage.
  5. Tap Download offline translation files.
    • To always be asked before downloading a language off Wi-Fi, tap Ask before downloading.
    • To use your data plan, tap Use Wi-Fi or mobile network.

Update or remove languages

  1. Make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Translate app .
  3. Tap Menu Menu and then Offline translation.
  4. You’ll see a list of the languages available.
    • To upgrade a language to a higher-quality language pack, next to the language tap Upgrade.
    • To update a language on your device, next to the language tap Update.
    • To delete a language from your device, tap Remove Remove the downloaded package. When asked if you want to remove the offline package, tap Remove.
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