How to Translate Webpages in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Unable to read an article as it is in a foreign language on your iPhone? Look at this 3 easiest ways to translate a website on iPhone or iPad.
How to Translate a Website on iPhone and iPad

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

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

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • 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

  1. Launch Safari and open the website you want to translate
  2. Tap on the AA icon from the address field and select Translate to English.

    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.enable translation in ios 14 safari app on iphone
  3. Safari will immediately translate the page and you will the translate icon in the address field.translate webpages in ios 14 safari on iphone

When you want to revert back to the original page, tap on the translate icon, and select View Original.

revert to original from translated webpage in ios 14 safari app on iphone

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

  1. First off, download Open App Store to Download Microsoft Translator on iPhone
    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.Open Safari Tap on Share and Select Translator

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.

Add Translator to Sharesheet on iPhone

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.

  1. For this open Microsoft Translator app → Tap on settings icon from bottom right.Open Microsoft Translator App Settings
  2. Now, Tap on Safari Translation Language → Select your preferred language.Tap on Safari Translation Language and Select 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!

  1. Open Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Tap on Gallery from the bottom right
  3. In the search bar type, Translate Article and hit the search icon.Open Shortcuts App Tap on Gallert and Search Translate Article
  4. Most likely, you will see two results. You may use either. Tap on one of them. On the next screen, tap on Add Shortcut.Tap on Translate Article and Then Tap on Add Shortcut
  5. Open Safari and visit the website that is in a different language
  6. Tap the share icon. Next, tap Translate ArticleOK.Translate a Website using Shortcuts App on iPhone

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.

See Translated Text on iPhone

By default, this Shortcut translates text to English. But you can change that by editing the Shortcut.

  1. For this: Open Shortcuts appMy Shortcuts → Tap on three dots Inside Translate Article shortcut.Launch Shortcuts App Tap on Three Dots Besides Translate Article
  2. Now, Under MICROSOFT COGNITIVE SERVICES, tap on English → Now select the language of your choice

Signing off…

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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