Translate (Apple)

Translate is a translation app developed by Apple for their iOS and iPadOS devices. Introduced on June 22, 2020, it functions as a service for translating text sentences or speech between several languages and was officially released on September 16, 2020, along with iOS 14. All translations are processed through the neural engine of the device, and as such can be used offline.[1]

Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial releaseSeptember 16, 2020 (2020-09-16) (iOS)
September 20, 2021 (2021-09-20) (iPadOS)
October 25, 2021 (2021-10-25) (macOS)
Operating systemiOS, iPadOS and macOS
PlatformiPhone 6S and iPhone SE (1st generation) or later
iPad Mini 4 or later
iPad (5th generation) or later
iPad (6th generation) or later
iPad Pro (1st generation) or later
MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac,Mac mini, Mac Studio
TypeTranslation software

On June 7, 2021, Apple announced that the app would be available on iPad models running iPadOS 15, as well as Macs running macOS Monterey. The app was officially released for iPad models on September 20, 2021, along with iPadOS 15. It was also released for Mac models on October 25, 2021, along with macOS Monterey.

On June 6, 2022, Apple announced six new languages, Turkish, Indonesian, Polish, Dutch, Thai and Vietnamese. The six new languages work on iPhone 8 or later, iPhone 8 Plus or later, iPhone X or later, iPhone SE (2nd generation) or later, iPad Air (3rd generation) or later, all iPad Pro models, iPad Mini (5th generation) or later and iPad (5th generation) or later. The Turkish, Indonesian, Polish, Dutch and Thai languages were added to the app on June 22, 2022, the second anniversary of the announcement of the app. The Vietnamese language was added to the app on July 27, 2022.


Translate originally supported the translation between the UK (British) and US (American) dialects of English, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, the European dialect of Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, the Brazilian dialect of Portuguese and Russian.[2] This grew to 17 languages as six new languages were added in 2022, such as Turkish, Indonesian, Polish, Dutch, Thai and Vietnamese. All languages support dictation and can be downloaded for offline use.

Language Date added
Arabic 2020
Chinese (Mandarin - China mainland and Mandarin - Taiwan) 2020
Dutch 2022
English (UK and US) 2020
French 2020
German 2020
Indonesian 2022
Italian 2020
Japanese 2020
Korean 2020
Polish 2022
Portuguese (Brazil) 2020
Russian 2020
Spanish 2020
Thai 2022
Turkish 2022
Vietnamese 2022


  1. "Translate text, voice, and conversations on iPhone". Apple Support. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  2. "Apple's new Translate app works offline with 11 languages". 22 June 2020. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
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