Apple's iOS 14 has been updated with a Translate app, which is of great help for users to learn and communicate in a foreign language. Even though Siri had already been doing the translation job for users, the AI was still not as efficient as compared to the new Translate app, especially considering the app's ability to do live translation.
Apple added the Translate app to #iOS14, making it easy for anyone to hold a conversation with someone in a different language via their #iPhone. Here's all you need to know about the language tool. https://t.co/Si7mhwTUkC pic.twitter.com/urZ0gD5EZ8— AppleInsider (@appleinsider) September 20, 2020
The Translate app offers better conventional translation facility and and is especially useful for users when they are travelling abroad. The languages that the app supports include Arabic, Chinese, English, German, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Apple is expected to continue updating the app with support for more languages including regional derivations and other variations.
To use the Translate app for speech translation, the user has to simply select the two desired languages for the conversation, press the microphone button and speak into their iPhone, and wait for the speech to be translated. The translation will be provided both in audio as well as written text on the screen.
For translation via text, the same procedure will be followed, except that instead of speaking the words, the user will type the text in the section that says ''enter text''. Once the user is finished typing, they will tap ''go'' and the translation will be displayed on the screen.
The language title on the left is for the language that needs to be translated, while the one on the right is for the translation. A list of ''all languages'' will be displayed, from where the required languages can be selected. A bunch of ''recent'' languages will also be displayed that the user would have used before.
Users can also use the app offline by using the ''available offline languages'' option. The option will provide a download link next to the language. Furthermore, the ''automatic detection'' option can also be enabled or disabled, depending on the user's preference. Automatic detection automatically determines the language being spoken.
There is also an ''attention mode'' that displays the translated text in larger font, which is useful in situations where it is difficult for a user to hear the vocal translation. In order to use the attention mode, the user simply needs to rotate their iPhone to landscape orientation and tap the double arrow Enlarge button.
Translations that are used repeatedly can be saved as ''favorites'', such as phrases that are used more commonly or frequently. Translations can be saved as favorites by simply tapping the star next to them, and they will appear under the favorites tab.