Google Translate

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Reference 5.19.0 Feb 08, 2011 Mar 28, 2018 65.5 MB iOS 9.1 or later 4+
New in version 5.19.0

Several bug fixes and usability improvements


• Text translation: Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Offline: Translate with no internet connection (59 languages)
• Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (38 languages)
• Photos: Take or import photos for higher quality translations (37 languages)
• Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly (32 languages)
• Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing (93 languages)
• Phrasebook: Star and save translated words and phrases for future reference (all languages)

Permissions Notice
• Microphone for speech translation
• Camera for translating text via the camera
• Photos for importing photos from your library

Translations between the following languages are supported:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

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“Can’t Find Text”, “Can’t Find Text”, “Can’t Find Text” = Garbage App
Famous_Dave23 on 5/24/2018
Sharp, clear picture taken, “Can’t find Chinese text here.”, Cant find Spanish text here”, Cant find cant find cant find. Garbage app. instant uninstallation. No thanks not wasting my time with Google’s BS and lousy programming.
frizgee on 5/24/2018
i notice some improvement in the app understanding my voice and on some instances even correcting me when i know i made an error, but... just about every time i go to another app and come back, it freezes. i have to close the app and reopen.
Add more languages
Karl Hungus and the LogJammers on 5/24/2018
I love this app but can you add Scandinavian. Please as a language And one more thing. I LOVE THIS APP!!
Luv it
Awesome 😺 on 5/23/2018
I really like this app. I Really do!!! But the only downside is that you can not take a picture of some Japanese writing and translate that. PLEASE FIX!!!!!!!!!!!
Astounding Conversation Mode
UniCit on 5/23/2018
I have used this as my primary go-to translator for a while on both Android and iOS. Today, for the 1st time, I needed a Chinese voicemail translated. Not realizing the voice feature in this app, I tried another highly rated iOS app called iTranslate Voice and it wanted me to sign up with agreement to pay $4.99 a month after a week, but I figured out how to skip it, then I had to guess which Chinese it was, then it failed over and over to translate it with any of the choices except for the words Chinese Embassy. I did another search and this app, Google Translate, was listed as good at near-real-time voice translation and WOW is it! It recognized Chinese immediately and I didn’t have to select which Chinese language (it was Mandarin), and it got the whole phrase almost instantly! The voicemail, as expected, is clearly a sham. :-) BUT THEN I set it to German, which I remember a little bit of, and played for half an hour in Conversation mode, either learning new phrases as I would come up with them or learning the mistranslations of my garbled German, turning it into a game where i would have to pronounce it better until I got it right with lots of funny stuff along the way. I think this could actually be a very fun learning tool to supplement my high school and college German, which I just haven’t used much.
This is gud
Ghostvongthong25 on 5/23/2018
Wonderful translating app +1 repp
Hussein5567 on 5/23/2018
برنامج راقي جدا
ZaKø on 5/23/2018
جيد جدا .
For a free app works wonderful, but only when connected to the internet
caj-1902 on 5/23/2018
Downloaded this because it offered offline translation. Works amazing when you are connected to a network. But you get what you pay for when you pay nothing, LOL. I’m not sure what it is translating to when it has no network connection- translations are way off and different than when connected to the internet. I wouldn’t need an app if I wasn’t using offline, I’d simply just use the one google puts in their browser. 😊
Myanmar to English
ျမတ္ေက်ာ္ on 5/22/2018
ကၽြႏ္ုပ္ လိုခ်င္ေသာ အရာေတြ ဘာ့ေၾကာင့္ မရတာလဲ?
Good translator on the go
DPviewer1 on 5/21/2018
Much improved that before
macuchla on 5/20/2018
It’s wonderful
S.wongggg on 5/19/2018
As an American born Chinese who isn't the most fluent in Chinese, I used to love this app because it allowed me to communicate with my parents better. I could actually text my parents because it would translate for our family even though I don't know how too read or write too well in Chinese. Today the app decides it no longer wants to translate Chinese text into English, rather it just romanizes the Chinese characters, as in, just writes out how to pronounce the Chinese in English text. Completely unhelpful and frustrating.
What language??
Flameslingerlover on 5/19/2018
This app desperately needs to be able to detect the language instead of putting the task on the user. I don’t know what language is being spoken. Why can’t it just work like actual Google? I need to be able to translate text that doesn’t use the Qwerty keyboard but this app foes not help. I also tried making this request directly but I need to sign up for some account to do so. I was suggested this by a friend but I am extremely disappointed.
Removing a news source
I watch Novelas on 5/19/2018
I added a news source by accident and the app won’t let me remove it in any way. It only lets me move it towards the bottom which just makes it appear less, this is very frustrating
Works sometimes
nihon travler on 5/18/2018
I got this app for when I travel to Japan Works sometime but much of the time it just freezes up and says system error Useless when in a hurry such as speaking with someone. Don’t waste your time with this. Pure crap
Arabic needs different dialects
Jam Onit on 5/18/2018
Would be more useful for Arabic to have various dialects, especially Egyptian Arabic. The scanning option was a joke on my recent trip to Japan, a literal joke. While I laughed and laughed out loud, it was not useful for anything other than a laugh.
Thường không chụp & dịch được những bề mặt không phẳng , chưa hỗ trợ chụp một số ngôn ngữ
trinhluongtb on 5/17/2018
Tạm được , nên có phần báo cáo bản dịch sai
I love it😍😍😍🍩
magnetic base of the boys Lilo on 5/17/2018
I like it it helps me with gh my Spanish class
phidat71 on 5/17/2018
This program is very well.
Not satisfactory
nov.d on 5/17/2018
It doesn’t work properly neither it understands the sentences being said to this.. how can it ever help for the students to translate??
Ben4578 on 5/17/2018
Please add an extension Web Page Translation to Safari web browser or your Google browser or any other web browsers.
Best translation app so far!
America808 on 5/16/2018
Great for reading on sites with no English option! I love it!
Love it!!
LizT973 on 5/16/2018
It’s great!! Not perfect but still a life saver!
Hacker4of6 on 5/14/2018
Offline mode doesn't work but otherwise everything else is super awesome really well made
MBeesly on 5/14/2018
This app, is so good, it makes me want to travel, the world, again. It is thorough and well-thought, out, yet, needs to include more non-europeanised dialects.
MrSecret88 on 5/13/2018
We need a widget for comfort using your app
Really buggy
Georgios82 on 5/13/2018
The two way conversation feature is bugged. Even though network connectivity is perfect it just stops working after 6-7 translations and giving a network related error message. Killing the app and relaunching it fixes temporarily the issue.
You Cannot Go Wrong With Google!!
RickeyKentucky on 5/12/2018
I have had this app for sometime and used it last summer in Germany. The only sales person had been on the phone for over 20 minutes. I typed in "watch in front case" and turned my phone so she could see it in big letters. She shook her head yes and finally got off the phone. I did buy the watch. Next week I am going to Greece. I need to use the translation app off line. Google says they can do it and I believe them. Have fun with different languages, but remember how big Google is and they will do their best to help!!
Not enough responsive
15121421441iSina on 5/11/2018
It has delay after touching
Phil sa on 5/11/2018
Not very accurate but still good
“X “ in top and right in screen.
linc qimiq on 5/11/2018
“X” in top & right corner in translate “X “ in top and right of screen I hate it because I hit that X When I type words it look like x at end of word and hit x to remove X out of it and erased I have to retype. It made me mad .. Google should put color RED on letter of X
Tamil to Telugu Translation
Telugu143 on 5/11/2018
It’s not pure translation. Most of the words are not properly converting to Telugu. Instead of giving Telugu meaning, it displays the meaning in Telugu script but the meaning is English. Try to make translations based on the actual languages and stop giving English meanings written in other languages.
Useless, on the new version you can not do copy and paste
el flacoo on 5/10/2018
How in the world u guys develop and app where u can’t paste text? What is the developer expecting? Users learn the Chinese, Korean or Arabic alphabet to use it?
Sign In
PejmanSco on 5/10/2018
There is sign in option in android app which is not available for iOS app. Why is that?
Google heavy
Mac. Mac. Mac. on 5/8/2018
Will bypass the controls on your iPhone. Doesn’t show with the other apps where you can restrict the background activity. Usual Google heavy handed screw the user, it’s going to work OUR WAY nonsense. Had to dump this app as soon as I noticed the setup. Just like ‘play services on an Android device: you have no control over its depleting your battery power when you don’t want it to, just keeps on going whatever you try. Google apps and services ar like a malignant growth penetrating every program with electronic cilia. Out, out google, thank heavens for iPhone: doesn’t need any google crap.
Ares134 on 5/8/2018
This app is such a lifesaver because I had to go to California for a birthday party for a family who spoke both Latin and Spanish and the app got every word perfectly so that way they didn’t look at me with turned heads and looks of confusion.
f16820 on 5/8/2018
Goggle Transfer
isabel isabela on 5/7/2018
Is the best es el mejor
Google Translate
olg5 on 5/7/2018
Terrible app. You guys really need to go back to the drawing board in this one. Slow. Bizarre translation. Used English to Spanish and vice versa. So many bugs. Glad there was a trial subscription in this. Long ways to go on this. Also... microphone was too sensitive. Cannot use this app in a public place. A catastrophe!!
I love this app
El nemu on 5/7/2018
Phgkfmhcjnc on 5/6/2018
This app is somewhat useful but doesn’t compare to other translation apps or websites because it practically always has some function not working that makes it frustrating to use. There are much better options to use in my opinion and this app isn’t worth the extra time to get to work when I just need a quick translation. I would recommend fixing the glitch when taking a photo to translate and it reads the words vertically when the photo is taken horizontally or vice versa(very annoying!).
afoisgldjcgosgw on 5/6/2018
But I would love to see a way to have translations since outside of the app. Maybe you could work this in to Gboard?
العراق/النجف الاشرف
علي الغرابي on 5/6/2018
اني استعمل هذا التطبيق في ترجمة اللغة الانكليزية في دراستي اشكر كل. من اسهم في هذا التطبيق وصنعه وأشكر كل من شركة iPhone على صنع اجهزتها الذكية والجميلة 🌹
Not reliable 🤦🏾‍♂️
Momoaces on 5/5/2018
Sometimes it translate accurately and sometimes it does not. This is a very big problem. Please fix this.
Still the best
TriaDguy on 5/5/2018
Stands toe-to-toe with the paid translation apps, when it works- and it works pretty much at 80% when at home with a good internet connection. However, in real life, relying on cellular, even WITH all the settings properly configured, GT only works about 20% of the time in Mexico and roughly 30% of the time when in Italy. So for the forseeable future, I carry a pad of paper. Works better with high pitched female voices. With a lower pitch, GT changes many of the words into proper nouns, causing confusion instead of clarity.
Read this for the truth
Minecraft200r on 5/4/2018
Ok Do not use this app Reasons? Yes, for an example: instead of saying "you’re an idiot" it would say "koala milkshake " or something like that Do not use it Thank you!
KristinaSpaeth212345 on 5/4/2018
The best app that I use and the only one I use and it has never let me down. I use it for work and it amazing.
Me.Sowers on 5/2/2018
On the next update can you guys fix the Hebrew section
Great app, missing some features
#Pie on 4/30/2018
Works great, has some bugs and they forgot to add some widely used languages. Pig Latin, ASL, and dog. Very disappointed in google. Other than that the app works great, especially on Spanish homework that I don’t understand.
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