How to download and use Google Translate Offline

Google Translate offline

Google translation service is fast becoming a traveler’s best friend, but the question on every traveler’s mind is “how do I use google translate offline?”

The good news is you can use google translate offline on some specific devices.

In 2016, Google Translate service was made available offline on Android and iOS without Wi-Fi or data. Most international travelers don’t activate their data plans when they travel abroad hence, using Google Translate could be a bit difficult.

However, by setting your device to offline mode, you can download up to 103 languages compressed into 25 MB each available for offline use. With this, you can carry out text translations without Wi-Fi while you’re abroad.

How Do I Use Google Translate Offline?

As at the time of writing this article, Google translate for offline use is available only on mobile devices (i.e. Android and iOS).

How To Choose and Download Google Translate Offline For Android

  1. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Google translate app on your device. (I am assuming you have already downloaded the app).
  3. Tap the language button at the top of either side of the screen.
  4. A prompt will ask to download the language, tap the Download button.
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Just give it a few seconds or a minute depending on your network speed.

Google Translate offline

How to download languages without Wi-Fi

You can download languages with your google translate app without a Wi-Fi connection. These Language files are small, however, if you chose to download without Wi-Fi, your mobile carrier may charge you for it.

  1.  Open the Google Translate app on your device.
  2.  Tap the Menu option.
  3.  Click the Settings.
  4.  Tap the Data usage option.
  5.  Tap Download offline translation files. You will be prompted if you want to be asked before downloading without Wi-Fi, tap Ask before downloading.
  •  If you want to download with mobile data when you can’t use Wi-Fi, tap Use Wi-Fi or mobile network.

Update or Remove languages On Google Translate

Updating or removing a language is easy. Before you begin, make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.

  1. Open the Google Translate app.
  2. Tap Menu then Tap Offline translation.
  3.  A list of the languages will come up.
  •  If you want to upgrade a language to a higher-quality language pack: Tap Upgrade, Next to the language,
  • If you want to delete a language from your device, tap Remove. A prompt will ask if you want to remove the offline package, tap Remove.
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How To Choose and Download Google Translate Offline on iPhone

For iPhone or iOS devices, you can download google translate offline to your device. Just make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network to avoid extra charges.

  1. Open the Google Translate app on your device.
  2. Tap the language section on either side of the screen.
  3. Tap the Download button next to the language. If the language isn’t there, then it can’t be downloaded.
  4.  If prompted to download the language file, tap Download.

You’ll see Downloaded next to any downloaded language.

How to update or remove languages

Basic rule; make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi network

  1. Open the Google Translate app.
  2. Tap Settings then choose Offline translation.
  3.  A list of the languages will pop up on your device.
  • If you want to upgrade a language pack to a larger, higher-quality pack: Under the language, tap Upgrade.
  •  To update a language, Under the language, tap Update.
  • If you want to delete a language from your device, tap Remove. A prompt will ask if you want to remove the offline package, tap Remove.

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