How to quickly translate webpages in Safari for iPhone and iPad

Here's how you can translate web pages in Safari, both on iOS 13, and the upcoming release of iOS 14.

 

If you use your iPhone or iPad to surf the web a lot on iOS 13 and earlier, you can use Microsoft's Translator app and its extension to quickly translate web pages that you visit into your native language. Microsoft Translator is a universal app for iPhone and iPad, and can be downloaded from the App Store for free.

If you're running iOS 14 or later, Safari now comes with a translation feature baked into the browser. Once activated, text is translated in-line on the webpage that you're viewing.

 

Here's how you can translate webpages in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

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Once you've got it downloaded, you can set up the action extension for translation web pages.

How to activate the Microsoft Translator extension in Safari

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. While viewing a webpage, tap the share button.
  3. Scroll to the left on the bottom row of icons.

    Activate Microsoft Translator extension, showing how to open Safari, tap the share button, then scroll to the left

  4. Tap the More button.
  5. Turn the switch next to Microsoft Translator to the green 'on' position.
  6. Tap Done.

    Activate Microsoft Translator extension, showing how to tap More, turn on the switch, then tap Done

How to translate web pages in Safari with Microsoft Translator

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Head to the webpage that you want to translate.

    Translate a page, showing how to open Safari, then head to the page

  3. Tap the share button at the bottom of the display.
  4. Tap the Microsoft Translator button. The extension will then translate the entire page for you.

    Translate a page, showing how to tap the share button, then tap Microsoft Translator

How to translate web pages in Safari in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

In iOS 14, the ability to translate a webpage's language to your native language is now a built-in part of Safari. As such, you no longer need a third-party app to translate. Here's how to use built-in language translation in Safari in iOS 14.

  1. Tap the action button on the left side of the address bar while visiting a site that you need to translate. The button looks like two A's next to each other.
  2. Tap Translate to [Your Device Language].

    Translate webpages in iOS 14, showing how to tap the action button, then tap Translate to English

  3. Tap Enable Translation if prompted.

Your page will then be translated into the primary language that you've set on your device. If you want to revert back to the page's original language, take the following steps.

  1. Tap the translate button in the Safari address bar. It takes the place of the standard action button on the left side of the address bar.
  2. Tap View Original.

    Translate webpages in iOS 14, showing how to tap the translate button, then tap View Original

The page will revert to its original language.

 

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