How to Translate Webpages in Safari on iPhone & iPad with Microsoft Translator
As you may already know, Google Chrome offers the ability to translate webpages on iPhone and iPad from one language to another, helping you convert webpages from something like Spanish or Chinese to English (and of course any other combination of languages). While the iPhone and iPad gain this feature natively with Safari in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, earlier versions of Safari do not support language translation by default. Not to worry though, because with Microsoft Translator you can give Safari the capability of converting webpages from one language to another.
Obviously not everything on the web is written in English, so rather than get stalled out of your browsing by language barriers, using a conversion tool to switch the language is really handy. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Translator app adds an option for translating web pages to iOS Share Sheet, which can be used within Safari on iPhone and iPad.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the necessary steps for translating web pages in Safari on both the iPhone and iPad by using the free Microsoft Translator tool.
How to Translate Webpages in Safari on iPhone & iPad
As mentioned earlier, we’ll be making use of Microsoft Translator app to convert foreign web pages right within Safari. It’s free and simple to use. Plus, you don’t even have to open the app. Let’s see how.
- Install “Microsoft Translator” from the App Store on to your iOS or iPadOS device.
- You don’t need to open the app. Simply head over to a website in a foreign language and tap on the “share” icon located in the bottom menu.
- This will bring up the iOS Share Sheet on your screen. Scroll all the way to the bottom to view more options.
- Tap on the “Translator” option to reload the current web page in English.
- As you can see here, once the page reloads and the translation is complete, you’ll be notified right below the address bar in Safari.
And there you have it, you’re now able to translate web pages in Safari on both the iPhone and iPad thanks to Microsoft Translator.
Most iPhone and iPad users prefer Safari for browsing the web, because it comes pre-installed, works flawlessly, and eliminates the need to install any other third-party app for browsing the internet. Therefore, having the option to translate web pages right within the default web browser is surely a welcome addition.
If you’re not a native English speaker, you can also set the language that you want Microsoft Translator to automatically translate to, when you visit a foreign website. This can be easily done by heading over to Settings -> Translate -> Language. Don’t let language barriers stop you from reading your favorite content on the web, when handy tools exist to help!
That being said, if you use Google Chrome as your preferred web browser, you don’t need to install any third party app to access translation features, because the feature exists natively in Chrome. You can also use Siri for translation if you just want to look up certain words and sentences. And don’t forget that with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and later, Safari has native language translation capabilities as well.
What do you think about using Microsoft Translator to translate web pages using Safari on your iPhone and iPad? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section down below.