One of the most interesting features that Google Translate has is that it can be used without the need for an Internet connection. But do you know how it is configured and used? Do not worry, because now we are going to tell you.
Google Translate is currently the most widely used translator in a good number of countries, due to its operation, for obtaining quite well achieved translations or because it is an extremely fast system, in addition to other virtues.
It may not be the best, but its operation is so simple and versatile, as well as effective, that makes it one of the translation apps that most people use on a daily basis.
In addition to all this, it has a good number of extremely interesting options in its favor, such as being able to translate anything written using the camera or, what concerns us today, being able to work without having a connection.
This is a substantial advantage for many situations, especially if you are going on a trip and you are not sure if you will get coverage or not. Thanks to this system, the translation will be assured, both when you have a network and when the Internet is not present.
Being able to work offline allows us a versatility that is very interesting in certain types of situations. That is why it is important to know how this software works, since it can save us from more than one problem.
The process of saving the languages is done in a simple way, without complications, and best of all, it is valid both for phones that have the Android operating system and for those that have been manufactured by Apple.
Download languages in Google Translate on an Android device
To get Google translation software works without the need for internetwe must download the languages that we need at that moment.
When we have downloaded the remaining languages, we are going to need the phone to have any type of connection, neither WiFi nor a network, since, with the languages saved on our mobile phone, Google Translate will be able to translate any type of text.
Of course, you must be very clear that the only languages that can tell us what what you have already put means, will be those that have been saved in the internal memory of the smartphone.
As we have already said, to download the first time, we are going to have to use the Internet connection through WiFi and, from there, follow these steps:
- We open the application Google translator.
- Now, at the bottom, just where the two main languages that you have assigned at that moment appear, we select the one we want with just click on it.
- Then we will see how it happens to a new window where all the languages are. If you look closely, some of them appear on the right, a symbol or icon in the shape of an arrow down.
- Click on that icon and automatically allows us to download it, clicking on Discharge.
- The time it takes to perform this download will depend on our connection to the network.
As soon as it finishes we will see how the icon on the right of that language changes and is now a click inside a black circle. That means it is now ready to be used offline.
We will be able to download all the languages that we want, as long as they have the corresponding icon to be able to carry out this task.
Download without WiFi on Android
What the languages occupy in the internal storage of our mobile device is very little, so we can have as many as we need without suffering from taking up excessive space.
This also means that we will be able to download it without problems, even if we do not have a WiFi connection.
In the event that we need to download the languages with the network of our smartphone, we must:
- We open Google Translate on our Android phone or tablet.
- Click on Menu and then we go into Settings.
- After that we should go into data usage.
- Now we click on Download translation files offline.
- We will see how three options come out, which are: Use Wi-Fi onlyORUse Wi-Fi or a mobile network Y ask before downloading.
- We must activate those that put Use Wi-Fi or a mobile network. In this way we will be able to download the languages both by WiFi and by mobile network, indistinctly.
- From this point on, if you want to have a language on your Android phone, you will be able to do it in the exact way that you have seen in the previous point, but without worrying if it is done through a router signal or if it is the network. of the phone itself.
Download languages in Google Translate on an iPhone or iPad
What we want is to download languages on Apple devices, be it an iPhone or an iPad, we will also be able to do it and in this way get Google Translate to work, even if it does not have an Internet connection.
To achieve this you have to perform the following steps:
- Must connect to a Wi-Fi network.
- We open the application Google translation.
- On both sides of the screen, at the top, we choose the languages that interest us.
- Next to the language we want, we play in Discharge (whose symbol is a down arrow). If this option does not appear, it is because that language cannot be downloaded.
- You will see how cstart the download and when he appears click on a circleit will mean that it is already in the storage of the iPhone or iPad, ready for us to use it offline.
If you need to update some of those languages, you can also do it without the slightest problem.
You just have to do the following:
- We open the application of translation.
- we touch on Settings and then, Offline Translation.
- We will see how a list of the languages available on the device is displayed.
- To update the version of a specific language pack, click on Update versionlocated under that language pack.
- If we want to update a specific language, we press the option To update located under that language.
- If what we want is to remove a language from the iPhone or iPad, we will click on Put off. When we are asked if we want to remove it, we must click OK.
With everything we’ve told you, you’ll be able to work with Google Translate, no matter if it’s on Android or iOS, without needing to have an Internet connection.
It is a very good way to be able to take advantage of this software in all possible situations.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism