How to Enable On-Device Translate Mode on iPhone 14

This post will walk you through activating the iOS 16 feature that prompts the new iPhone 14 to always translate offline using downloaded languages. Here’s a quick guide to enable On-Device Translate Mode on the Apple iPhone 14 series.

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 3 minutes

Below is a step by step walkthrough depicting the process of activating the iOS Translate app feature that allows your device to translate audio, text and conversations offline using any of the available downloaded languages. Feel free to refer to these outlined instructions if needed.

  1. When ready, navigate to your iPhone’s Home screen and then tap Settings.

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    Alternatively, you can swipe right from the Home screen to access the App library then tap the Settings (gear) icon to launch the iOS Settings app from there.

  2. In the Settings app menu, scroll to find Translate from the given items then tap on it to proceed.

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    The iOS Translate app settings menu opens next. Here, you will see relevant options that you can use to customize the app.

  3. Find On-Device Mode from the given options then tap to turn on the switch switch next to it.

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    Doing so enables the iOS capability to translate conversations, texts and audio offline using any of the downloaded languages on  your iPhone.

  • Settings
  • Apple iPhone 14

Text, voice and conversations transpiring on an iPhone can be translated using the stock iOS Translate application. With the Translate app, you can translate conversations between any of the supported languages. You can also download other preferred languages and use them to translate texts or conversations on your iOS device, either via online or offline mode.

Please note though that offline translations may not be as accurate as online translations. In addition, translations in Safari and Siri will always be carried out online. That said, carrying out online translations on the iPhone is still ideal and recommended. However, On-device translation mode is still very handy whenever the need to translate a text, audio or conversation arises with no internet network available for your iPhone to connect to.

The iOS Translate is a handy application on your iPhone that allows you to make language translations and communicate with someone who speaks a different language.

Online translations are typically made on the Apple servers while on-device mode translations are carried out from within the iPhone system itself, based on the downloaded languages saved in the Translate app’s language directory.

And that’s how you enable on-device translate mode or on-device mode on the new iPhone 14 smartphone.

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