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Apple’s translation app, first introduced in iOS 14, is designed to translate from one language to another. By default, the app uses cloud services to perform translations, but you can download language packages that can be used offline. Apple warns that they may not be as accurate as online translations.

At launch, the Translate app only accepts 11 languages: Arabic, English (American and British), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Other languages will be added in the future. Simply select a language pair, enter a text or record a snippet, and the translation will appear immediately.

The app supports the translation of written or oral sentences, of short dimensions, does not translate web pages or documents. The interface is simple, with a language selector, a text entry field, and a registration button, as well as a few additional widgets, such as a favorites list and a dictionary.

Unlike many translation apps, the app provided by Apple is completely offline, which means that it can be used whether or not you have a signal, if you are in the middle of nowhere or if you want to save mobile data.

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