Find & manage Translate history

You can save your Google Translate history to find the meanings of words or phrases you translate. Your saved translations sync across your devices.

The Translate app syncs your history from your device to the cloud. When you’re signed in, your translations automatically save to the cloud. You can manage your saved history in My Activity.

Important: If you don’t want to use cloud history in the app, you must sign out of your account. After you sign out, you can only view on-device history.

View your translation history 

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top, tap the Account menu Account Info and then History History.
  3. To open the results page, tap a past translation.

Tip: To add a past translation to your Phrasebook, in the History page, tap the Star Star Rate next to the entry.

Delete a single translation

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top, tap the Account menu Account Info and then History History.
  3. To reveal the Delete button, swipe left on an entry.
  4. To remove the translation, tap Delete.

Tip: If you delete an entry by mistake, you can do any of this in the History page:

  • At the top, tap the Overflow menu Overflow and then Undo remove translation.
  • To undo your deletion, shake your phone. Then, tap Undo.

Delete today's history

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top, tap the Account menu Account Info and then History History.
    • If you’re signed-in, at the top, tap Overflow menu Overflow and thenManage History and then Delete down arrow menu and then Delete today.

Delete all history

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top, tap the Account menu Account Info and then History History.
    • If you’re signed-in, at the top, tap Overflow menu Overflow and then Manage History and then Delete down arrow menu and then Delete all time.
    • If you’re not signed-in, at the top, tap Overflow menu Overflow and then Clear all history.

Turn on Web & App Activity

To save your data with your account in the Translate app, you must turn on Web & App Activity.

  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top, tap Account Menu Account Info and then History History.
  3. Tap the Overflow menu Overflow and then Manage history.
  4. Under the “Controls” tab, turn on Web & App Activity.

If you have Web & App Activity turned off, you can find and delete your history but you can’t create new entries. At the top of the history list, there’s a card that opens My Activity.

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