Google Translate is a powerful tool that isn’t just a web service. You can download the official Google Translate app on your Android too. You do not just have the ability to translate posted text but also speech and text from an image. You will need an internet connection for the app to work, but may not have an active internet connection everywhere you go. If that is the case, there is a way to make it work. You need to download the language pack. However, you need an internet connection to download the pack, so make sure you do that when you are somewhere with an internet connection. Here’s how to use Google Translate offline.

Use Google Translate Offline

Make a note of those languages that you may need when you are traveling. You need to download the language pack for each of them separately.  Follow the steps below;

Step 1: Open Google Translate on your Android. if you do not have the app, download it from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Go to Settings.

Step 3: Find the Offline Translation button and tap on it.

Step 4: There, you will see a “+” button. You want to tap that.

Step 5: You will see a list of all the languages that Google Translate can translate. Find the language or languages you want to translate offline.

Step 6: Tap the Download button and wait for the pack to finish downloading.

Use Google Translate Offline

This is it. You can now use the app to translate offline. You can translate speech and written and photographed text. However, you can only translate the languages that you have downloaded the pack of offline. For other languages, you will still need an active internet connection. Make sure you update the packs from time to time as they might get updated. So next time you decide to go for a vacation in some foreign country, make sure you pack your bags with Google Translate installed on your device and with the correct language pack downloaded for offline use.

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