With the internet, the world has no boundaries. You may often come across a website that has interesting news or information in a foreign language. To read this in English or your native language, you need to translate it. So in this post, let’s take a look at how to translate webpages in safari on iPhone and iPad.
- How to Translate Webpages in Safari in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
- How to Translate Webpages in Safari in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13
- Use Siri Shortcuts to Translate a Website on iPhone and iPad
How to Translate Webpages in Safari in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
Safari now supports built-in webpage translation with the introduction of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Thanks to this neat addition, you can now view easily translate entire web pages in Safari, without the need of any third-party help.
Languages Currently Supported by Safari Webpage Translation
As of now, Safari’s translation skills are a bit limited and can translate into
- Brazilian Portuguese
There is another limitation to this feature currently, as it is only available in the U.S. and Canada.
How to Translate Webpages in Safari on iPhone or iPad
- Launch Safari and open the website you want to translate
- Tap on the AA icon from the address field and select Translate to English.
Note: If you are using the feature the first time, a pop will show up. Here select Enable Translation to turn on the web page translation feature in Safari.
- Safari will immediately translate the page and you will the translate icon in the address field.
When you want to revert back to the original page, tap on the translate icon, and select View Original.
As per Apple, after the initial setup, Safari will auto-display a translate icon in the address field when you encounter a compatible web page.
How to Translate Webpages in Safari in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13
- First off, download Microsoft Translator on your iPhone from the App Store.
2. Open Safari app and visit the website you would like to translate.
3. Tap on the Share icon.
4. Scroll down and tap Translator. The webpage will translate into English.
If you do not see the option for ‘Translator’ in the Share Sheet, then tap on Edit Actions, scroll down and tap on the green plus icon for Translator.
Also, turn its toggle ON. Finally, tap Done from the top right. From now on, you will see the option to translate in the Share Sheet.
How Do I Translate a Webpage into a Different Language?
By default, Microsoft Translator translates the page to English. But what if you are a native French reader who stumbles across a Hindi website? Well, you can change the language of translation inside the app.
- For this open Microsoft Translator app → Tap on settings icon from bottom right.
- Now, Tap on Safari Translation Language → Select your preferred language.
To go back and see the webpage in its original untranslated language, tap on page refresh icon from the top right. The website will reload in its native language.
Use Siri Shortcuts to Translate a Website on iPhone and iPad
The second method to translate a webpage on iPhone involves using Apple’s built-in Shortcuts app. Let’s see how it works!
- Open Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap on Gallery from the bottom right
- In the search bar type, Translate Article and hit the search icon.
- Most likely, you will see two results. You may use either. Tap on one of them. On the next screen, tap on Add Shortcut.
- Open Safari and visit the website that is in a different language
- Tap the share icon. Next, tap Translate Article → OK.
Wait for the process to complete. This shortcut also uses Microsoft’s Cognitive Services to translate the webpage. Once done, you will see the translation of the text. This certainly is not as good as method one, but still something worth considering for simple text translations.
- For this: Open Shortcuts app → My Shortcuts → Tap on three dots Inside Translate Article shortcut.
- Now, Under MICROSOFT COGNITIVE SERVICES, tap on English → Now select the language of your choice
I hope this article solved your webpage translation needs. Apart from the above methods, you may use apps like iTranslate, Google Translate, or even use Siri to translate a word or a sentence quickly.
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If you have any further questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments section below.