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.

Find & control your translation history across web & app

  1. Open the Translate app and sign into your account.
  2. If there's history stored on your device, you'll get a notification.
    • To find or delete your history entries before you’re prompted to sync them with your account in the cloud or delete them, tap Manage history.

View your history

Important: If you’re not signed in to your account, you can only get your on-device translation history. 
  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. On the Home screen, swipe down or, at the top right, tap Account  and then History History.  
    • If you want to upload and sync your translation history, in the menu, tap Refresh .

Sync your history to the cloud

Important:

  • To use synced history, you must be signed in and have Web & App Activity turned on.
  • If Web & App Activity is off, you can find and delete your history but you can’t create new entries.
  • Cloud history entries do not automatically show up. Newly synced entries may take a few hours to show up.
  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. On the Home screen, swipe down. Or, at the top right, tap Account  and then History History.
  3. To sync your history with the cloud and upload any new entries, tap Menu Menu icon and then Refresh .
    • History automatically syncs when the app is started. After that, it syncs periodically every few hours.

If cloud sync doesn't work:

  • Make sure your device is online.
  • Make sure you're not in airplane mode.

Access your full history

In the Translate app, you can view your full history and do customized searches.

In Settings

  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top right, tap Account .
  3. Tap Settings Settings.
  4. At the bottom, tap Manage activity.
  5. Scroll down to view all your saved content and specific words or phrases.
    • To search your history, use the search bar.

In History

  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. On the Home screen, swipe down.
  3. At the top right, tap Menu Menu icon and then Manage activity .
  4. Scroll down to view all your saved content and specific words or phrases.
    • To search your history, use the search bar.

Turn on Web & App Activity

To save your data in the Translate app, you must turn on Web & App Activity. If you turn Web & App Activity off, you can view and delete your history but you can’t create new entries.

  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. On the Home screen, swipe down. Or, at the top right, tap  Account  and then History History.
    • If your Web & App Activity is turned off, you will get a notification.
  3. In the notification, tap Manage settings.
  4. Under Web & App Activity, tap Turn on.

Delete history

Important: It can take up to a couple hours for your cleared history to be reflected in the app.

  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. On the Home menu, swipe down. Or, at the top right, tap Account  and then History History.
  3. At the top right, tap Menu Menu icon and then Manage activity and then Delete and then Delete today, Delete custom range, Delete all time, or Auto-delete.

Delete all history

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Manage activity and then Delete and then Delete all time.

Delete single past translations

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. On the Home screen, swipe down. Or, at the top right, tap Menu  and then History History.
  3. On a word or phrase, swipe left.
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